Breast implants have become increasingly popular because breast volume is more and more associated with femininity. Breast augmentation can be performed by fat transfer (lipofilling) or by the insertion of silicone breast implants. Breast implant surgery can be done in Phnom Penh.
Breast augmentation with implants
During the consultation at our plastic surgery clinic in Phnom Penh, the patient and physician choose the form and volume of the implants according to the expected results. They also choose the position of the incision where each implant will be inserted. This incision can be in the armpit, in the fold under the breast or around the areola. The implant can be placed in front of or behind the muscle depending on the patient and more especially on the patient’s tissue thickness.
The procedure is done in our Phnom Penh clinic and lasts from 60 to 90 minutes. The patient will stay one night in the hospital and should plan on one week of rest. She should not do any sports for one month and must wear a surgical bra for one month.
Breast implant choices
Silicone gel implants are the most commonly used. There are two forms: round implants and anatomic implants. Implant choice will depend on the volume and form of the existing breast and the volume desired by the patient.
Breast implant consequences
Patients live normal lives after breast implant surgery. They can do competitive sports. They can have normal pregnancies and breast feed. Their breasts can be monitored for breast cancer. However, implants should be periodically checked by ultrasounds to see if they need to be replaced.
This is a rapid and safe procedure that enables a patient to transform her silhouette and often her personality. The surgeon’s experience is fundamental in the choice of the best implant that corresponds to the patient’s wishes and her existing breasts.