Breast Augmentation & Enlargement in Singapore 2020

Breast Augmentation is the name of the plastic surgical procedure used to place breast implants and it's one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures done in Singapore.

If you have tried searching the web for breast augmentation related information in Singapore, you have probably been overwhelmed by the information available online.

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Benefits of Breast Augmentation in Singapore

Post-operative care is just as important as the procedure. No surgery is completely free of complications. Although breast augmentation is a relatively low-risk procedure, one of the most-feared complications is breast implant infection. This requires removal of the breast implant. This is a life threatening medical emergency and you will need to see your doctor ASAP.

If you have done your breast augmentation in another country e.g. Korea or Thailand, you will need to fly back to that country each time you wanted to see the breast augmentation surgeon or to have something corrected.

Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast Lift and Breast Fillers in Singapore?

However, breast augmentation alone cannot correct sagging or drooping breasts. Simply increasing the volume, or size, of the breast will only cause the breast to sag more with time. When performed as a standalone procedure, breast augmentation can increase or balance the size of the breast, restore the breast volume, and restore the shape of the breast after partial or total loss. In contrast, during a breast lift procedure, loose, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened. As a result, the overall shape of the breasts is improved, and they are lifted to a new, more upright position. In combination, breast implants and a breast lift result in total rejuvenation, not only increasing the size of the breast, but restoring a firmer, perkier appearance as well.

Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation. Your breast augmentation plastic surgeon will assist you in making this decision.

Are You A Candidate Suitable For Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast enlargement or augmentation surgery suits you if:
  • One or both breasts failed to develop normally or have an elongated shape
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical
  • You are dissatisfied with your breasts as you find them too small
  • You are bothered with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging
  • You are unhappy with the upper part of your breast appearing “empty”
  • You are physically healthy
Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift Techniques

There are three general incision techniques used during breast augmentation, known as the areolar, infra-mammary, and trans-axillary incision. In addition, there is a variety of different breast lift incision techniques used to correct varying degrees of breast ptosis. These techniques include the peri-areolar, circum-areolar, vertical, and anchor technique, and are used to treat increasing breast ptosis severity, respectively. Your physician will help you choose the incision that is best for you based on your preferences, anatomy, the position of your implants, and their preferred surgical technique. To learn more about the different techniques view the breast implant and breast lift animations.

How is a Breast Augmentation with Lift Surgery Performed?

A breast augmentation in combination with a lift may last approximately two to four hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure and surgical technique that is used. Your plastic surgeon will most likely administer general anesthesia in which you are asleep during the procedure. In addition, they will draw guidelines along the incision site.

Breast Augmentation Incision –Step 1

The plastic surgeon will make an incision along the predetermined line. This animation depicts the infra-mammary technique in which a small incision is made along the infra-mammary fold of each breast. Using a cautery device, the physician will open the incision in order to gain better access to the breast tissue below. Although the incision will be made as inconspicuously as possible, its length and appearance may vary depending on the type and size of implant, your body contours, and the physician’s preference.

Breast Tissue Dissection – Step 2

The plastic surgeon will continue to separate the breast tissue with a cautery device in order to expose the pectoralis muscle. With the aid of a breast dissector and their fingers, the physician will then carefully create a pocket in which to place the breast implant.

As you may know, breast implants can be placed in two general locations, known as subglandular and submuscular placement. This animation depicts subglandular placement in which the breast implant is placed in a pocket formed beneath the breast tissue, but above the pectoralis muscle. In contrast, submuscular placement refers to an implant that is placed in a pocket partially or completely beneath the pectoralis muscle, against the chest wall. You should discuss the benefits of the different implant placement options in more detail with your physician.

Breast Implant Placement – Step 3

There are two general types of breast implants known as saline-filled and silicone-filled implants. Most saline implants are filled during surgery, while silicone implants are typically pre-filled. This animation demonstrates the placement of silicone implants. The physician will insert the implant into the pocket and visually inspect your breasts to ensure that they are symmetric. They may adjust the pocket and the position of the breast implant itself to ensure that the desired look is achieved.

Breast Lift Incision – Step 4

Before starting the breast lift, the plastic surgeon draws incision guidelines to indicate the areas of skin that will be removed to facilitate the desired amount of lift. This animation demonstrates the vertical technique. If you are interested in learning about the different breast lift techniques, please view our breast lift animation.

Using a scalpel, the physician carefully makes an incision along the pre-marked lines. The area that extends beyond the areola marks the new upper perimeter of the areola. The v-shaped area below the areola will be pulled together and tightened, resulting in a more upright breast position.

Skin Removal – Step 5

Using a variety of surgical instruments, the surgeon lifts the skin and separates it from the underlying tissues below. The areola and nipple are left intact, as the areas of surrounding skin are removed. In order to ensure that the breast has complete mobility, the physician may use a cautery device to undermine, or remove, tissue along the perimeter of the incision line.

Repositioning the Areola – Step 6

Once the excess skin has been removed, the surgeon will suture the uppermost perimeter of the areola to the outermost perimeter of the incision. In doing so, the areola and breast tissue are lifted to a new, more upright position.

Incision Closure – Step 7 

The plastic surgeon proceeds to close the incision by placing sutures along the vertical midline as well as around the perimeter of the areola. Some surgeons may choose to place external sutures along the incision as well. Prior to closing the incision completely, the physician may place a surgical drain inside each breast, although it is often not necessary. Lastly, steri-strips or gauze bandages may be applied in order to protect the incision sites as you heal.

Care After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Your breast augmentation surgeon may recommend that you wear a type of compression garment following your procedure. This tight-fitting garment will help to reduce swelling by preventing fluid build up, as well as provide comfort and support as you heal. You will likely have to wear the compression garment for several weeks.

If surgical drains are present, they along with any bandages will likely be removed within a few days, while any non-dissolvable sutures may stay in place for one to two weeks. You may experience some minor pain, bruising, and swelling, as well as numbness around the areola—all of which should subside in several weeks. Although you may feel well enough to return to work in approximately one week, you should continue to avoid strenuous activity such as exercise for three or four weeks after your procedure to allow your body sufficient time to heal.

Of course, if there is a need, please contact your doctor or nurse. If you have a fever or the pain is getting worse despite taking pain medication, please contact your doctor or nurse. Please attend the follow up visit/s as instructed. Some bandages may need to be removed or some medication may need to be discontinued. If you are not able to comply to the follow up visit as per scheduled, please call your doctor or nurse.


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