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Breast augmentation

When we talk about breast augmentation, we refer to a surgery that aims at a more voluminous breast, with a high profile. This intervention requires the application of general anesthesia, using two techniques: with the placement of a prosthesis or lipotransference of the patient’s own breast fat.

When performing the procedure to introduce prosthesis, two classes stand out; there is the anatomical prosthesis, which fulfills giving a natural appearance to the breasts, and the round prosthesis, which aims to achieve a larger and more prominent neckline for the bust. After the surgical intervention, the operated patient will wear a bandage or it could also be a bra of the sport type, or both as

the case may be, in order to make compression in the bust area. The stitches will be removed from the bust, within a week of the surgery.

Treatment information

1 a 2 hours

Surgery Time

Local anesthesia


24 hours


7 days






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  • Allows breasts to be bulkier.
  • The size or design of the prosthesis may vary.
  • Allows the patient to recover and increase her self-esteem.
  • With the use of prostheses, achieve natural breasts effect.

Expected results and risks

With the passage of a few days after the operation, the patient will see the first results of the surgery. There is a possibility, also that complications of some kind, perhaps serious, could arise, such as the case of encapsulation or the loss of sensitivity, mainly in the nipples. There may also be inflammation or acute pain; fever with malaise; some infection on the tissues surrounding the implants; displacement or breaking of the same prosthesis; also dairy production.

The intervention

Prior to surgery, the specialized doctor will perform a breast evaluation to verify that the patient’s bust is healthy.

At the time of the operation, the surgeon will make an incision, usually from the axillary area, below the breast groove, or also below the areola. A kind of pocket is created in front of the pectoral muscle at the back of it. Also, it could place under the fascia of said muscle, the prosthesis or implant. There is a widely used technique called Dual-Plane; one prosthesis is placed under the mammary gland and the other part behind the pectoralis muscle. According to the operated surface where the scar is located, the surgery can be more or less complicated. The same surgeon will be the one who determines how to access to treat the area to be operated and who will be able to obtain the prosthesis.

Care after the intervention

For the next 24 hours after surgery, the patient should wear the compression bandage. Then, during a period of 30 to 45 days, the patient will have a fastening girdle for post-surgical use and should take between four and seven days of medical recovery rest; you will not be able to return to your activities quickly. You will have to do it progressively, in a moderate way.

As for personal hygiene, the intervened area will be washed after 48 hours after surgery, being very careful not to force contact with the scars. Between three to four weeks following the operation, it is recommended to avoid exposure to sunlight and the consumption of tobacco or alcohol. Likewise, effort will be avoided with the arms.


It is the duty of the surgeon, at Las Condes, to duly evaluate the cases where this operation of breast augmentation is not recommended. Therefore, surgery is contraindicated in the first place to women with problems of blood coagulation or with a cardiovascular disease. People with chronic diseases, of systematic type or autoimmune character, also run serious risks and therefore are contraindicated. Prohibited in pregnant or lactating women and young people who have not reached the age of majority.

If you are a smoker or a regular consumer of alcoholic beverages, you should consult your case beforehand with your specialist doctor. It will be he who will authorize or prohibit the operation, after a clinical examination