During your breast augmentation consultation with Mr Ong, he will review your medical history as well as examine your breasts and frame. He can then advise you whether a breast augmentation is the appropriate procedure.
You will also discuss the different type of implants that are available and where they will be positioned, as well as the possible risks and complications of surgery, so you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed.
A breast enlargement is a relatively quick and straightforward procedure performed under a general anaesthetic. Mr Ong will make an incision where it will be well hidden when the scar fully heals. Typically, this is in the inframammary fold underneath the breast, but it can also be made through the armpit, known as an axillary incision, or along the edge of areola.
The implant is then inserted in a pocket that is made either above or below the muscle. Where the implant is placed depends on the amount of existing breast tissue and the desired breast shape.
Patients typically take one to two weeks off work to recover. Although it’s important to rest in the first 48 hours after surgery, Mr Ong will advise you to gradually increase your activity levels as it helps to promote recovery. More strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks after your surgery. Mr Juling Ong will provide comprehensive advice on your recovery process and you will have a series of follow-up appointments.