In general, breast augmentation operation is completed in an hour.
Submuscular breast prosthesis implantation is believed to reduce the risk of capsular contracture. In this type of prosthesis emplacement, mammographic examination findings may be affected less in comparison to the method in which the prosthesis is emplaced immediately beneath the breast tissue. Nevertheless, submuscular implantation of the prosthesis may lead to a higher level of pain for a few days following the procedure compared to other types of implantation.
There is no evidence to suggest that breast implants cause breast cancer but prostheses may require a change in the mammography technique used for cancer screening. If you want to have a mammography as part of your routine controls, please consult a radiology center which employs technicians who are experienced in the special techniques that provide the kind of x-rays that is suitable for implanted breasts. With some of the women with breast prosthesis, the procedure called ultrasonography may be of assistance in evaluating the lumps in the breast or the condition of the prosthesis.