Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure in which the size of the breast is enhanced with implants (with saline or silicone). This procedure can be performed either through an incision made under the breast (inframammary) or in the axilla. The implants will be placed under the pectoralis muscle of the chest.
There will be temporary soreness, swelling, bruising and change in nipple sensation in the initial recovery period. There may also be pain, which can be minimized with appropriate analgesia. You will also be given advice on use of suitable garments.
Studies have not shown any correlation between implants and increased risk of breast cancer.
Implants are not likely to conceal any palpable breast lumps. However, during mammographic examination, additional views may be required to clearly visualize the entire breast.