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How are breast implants inserted?

To insert your breast implant, your surgeon will make an incision on or around the breast. The implant is then tunneled under the breast tissue to lie either on the chest wall muscle or behind it. The incision is then stitched closed, a wound dressing is applied, and a compressive undergarment such as a supportive bra is placed to help reduce swelling after the procedure. In some cases, a temporary drain tube may also be inserted into the breast to collect any excess fluid or blood from the surgical site.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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