Breast Augmentation

What is a Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation surgery involves using breast implants or fat, referred to as fat transfer brecuencaast augmentation, to increase the size of your breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.

Breast augmentation is clinically referred to as augmentation mammaplasty.

Breast augmentation can:

  • Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
  • Improve the balance of your figure
  • Enhance your self-image and self-confidence

Breast implants may also be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury.

Preparation before surgery: Tell the doctor if you are or could be pregnant, also what medications you are taking (supplements, illicit drugs or herbs you bought without a prescription. You may need mammograms or breast x-rays before surgery. The plastic surgeon will do a routine breast exam. Several days before surgery, you may be asked to stop taking aspirin, Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Warfarin (Coumadin), and any other medications that make it hard for your blood to clot. Ask your doctor which medicines you should still take on the day of your procedure. You may need to fill prescriptions for pain medicine before surgery.

Estimated Recovery Time: 1 week

Estimated Hospital Stay: 2 days

What to do after surgery: You will likely go home when the anesthesia wears off and you can walk, drink water, get to the bathroom safely. After breast augmentation surgery, a bulky gauze dressing will be wrapped around your breasts and chest, or you might wear a surgical bra. Drainage tubes may be attached to your breasts. These will be removed within 3 days. The surgeon may also recommend massaging the breasts starting 5 days after surgery. Massaging helps reduce hardening of the capsule that surrounds the implant. Ask your doctor first before massaging over your implants.


Meet your doctor(s)

English Speaking: Fluent English, Basic Portuguese and Polish

Years of Experience: 11 years

Qualifications: General Surgery at the Universidad Estatal of Cuenca

Plastic Surgery at Universidad Estatal of Guayaquil

Plastic Surgery at Hospital Mater Dei, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Cost of procedure in Ecuador:  $2750

Estimated savings:  46%

 

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