Rapid recovery breast augmentation refers to the seamless recovery provided to patients who undergo breast enhancement surgery. Patients traditionally experienced moderate discomfort that was associated with dissection of the tissues in the breast required to position a breast implant. This discomfort was a natural process of any surgery requiring surgical dissection.
Dissection will typically involve the disruption of microscopic sensory nerves that will emit the sensation of pain. In addition, bleeding in the tissues automatically releases pro-inflammatory products that trigger your pain nerves. This is again a normal consequence of body safety mechanisms; for example, is you were to cut yourself this is your body’s mechanism to inform you that you have cut yourself. However, discomfort following any surgery is a side effect that most of us would like to obviously avoid. Pain-less breast augmentation surgery is obviously desired by all and been made possible by surgical design advances and coined rapid recovery breast augmentation.
Rapid recovery breast augmentation has been made possible following advances in surgical technique. The first is transitioning dissection of the breast tissues and subsequent implant pocket from above the muscle to below the muscle. This is because the plane under the muscle is free of tight attachments and described by a loose layer that is void of diffuse nerves and vessels. Instead, there are only two discrete nerve and vessel bundles one located over the medial aspect of the chest and another less frequent over the lateral aspect.
In addition, a lighted mammary retractor is used to visualize the lighter dissection so that both of these bundles when visualized are protected. What this means is that in addition to not injuring any sensory nerves, not a single drop of bleeding is spilled. When bleeding is avoided, then no pro-inflammatory products contaminate the field.
Finally, using an ultrasound-assisted local anesthetic is injected into the nerve roots that travel in between the pectoralis major and minor muscles. In general, larger nerve trunks, called nerve roots, will travel in between muscle groups.
The main muscles in the chest include the pectoralis major and minor muscle and the interphase between these two muscles can be injected accurately using ultrasound-assisted guidance. Another advance is the injection of a specialized local anesthetic solution. Traditionally, the local anesthetic would last up to 8 hours maximum.
However, advances in local anesthetic allow us to use a local anesthetic that has been placed into slow-release microspheres so that the numbing medicine is allowed to work for up to 4 days. Since the first three days following surgery are typically the hardest, this means that you will have escaped the most difficult postoperative period.
Rapid recovery breast augmentation has been made possible through the advances in surgical technique and numbing medications. If you have been avoiding breast augmentation due to fears of postoperative pain, then this is your time. If you have been desiring breast augmentation surgery but were afraid of discomfort, we invite you to consider rapid recovery breast augmentation that will provide you a seamless recovery.
Please admire this 41-year-old female who successfully completed her rapid recovery breast augmentation surgery.