Bulky or heavy looking breast which once seemed a mirage can now be seen in reality. Breast augmentation is one such method. Women can opt for this surgery due to several reasons. The reasons may revolve around under developed breast, disproportion of the breast, or changes in size of the breast after breast feeding or pregnancy. Breast augmentation (breast implant surgery) is one of the most sought after treatment for improving the size and shape of the breast. Breast implant surgery is also recognized as a boob job, augmentation mammoplasty, or breast enlargement.
What is Breast Augmentation ?
Breast augmentation surgery, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is the process in which the implants are placed below the breast to broaden or enlarge the size of the breast. The different factors on which the type and size of implants are done are the thickness of the skin, elasticity of the skin , body type and breast anatomy. The surgery is performed to increase fullness, to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy and to improve the overall symmetry of the breast.
Breast Implant Surgery
- Enlarge small breast
- Can reconstruct the breast following mastectomy
- Can add more volume to the breast after weight loss or pregnancy
- Can help in reshaping the asymmetric breast
Types of Breast Implants
- Saline Breast Implant : These implants have salt water (saline solution) within the pliable silicone shell. Saline breast implant is a secure procedure but problems like deflation, sloshing and rippling can occur.
- Silicon Breast Implant : Silicone implants are the most commonly used and have circular or teardrop shape (anatomic)
Before Breast Implant Surgery
Before starting the surgery, a thorough medical examination is done to know the breast design which includes symmetry, size and in accordance with the rest of the body. Medical tests are also conducted to know if there is any breast disease. The size of the implant to be chosen depends on different factors.
- The size of the chest
- Skin covering of the chest
- Your expectation/desire
- The quantity of the breast tissue
- Droopy or saggy breast after breast feeding
Baseline mammogram and the blood tests are done.
Incisions Breast Augmentation
Here are different approaches for breast augmentation- infra mammary and circum areolar approach.
- Infra Mammary : An incision of about 5 cm is made by the surgeon below the breast so that the final scar is on the crease under the breast. As this part of the breast is not so visible, many women opt for the access from this part only.
- Circum Areolar : In this, the incision is made in the areola’s lower half of the circle and it is generally for those women who in future do not want to plan any more pregnancies. This is so because the milk apparatus gets injured after the incision has been made.
The not so frequently used technique is Trans Axillary, where an incision is made in the crease of the underarm area. The access is made from the navel using by using TUBA breast augmentation (Trans Umbilical). The 2 approaches are achievable only with saline implants.
Who should consider Breast Augmentation ?
- Clothes that fit well around your hips are often too large at the bustline
- Your breast has become smaller and lost their firmness after having children
- You feel conscious wearing a swimsuit or body fitted top
- You are bothered by the feeling that your breast are too small.
Procedure for Breast Augmentation
The procedure of breast augmentation is done under local anesthesia and the surgery takes approximately two hours to finish. Locations required for placing the implant-
- Under the muscle (sub muscular)
- Dual plane ( the upper part below the muscle and the lower is under the gland)
- Under the gland
The emphasis is on making a particular pocket by taking in consideration the implant type along with the different breast characteristics. To check the sufficiency of the pocket, disposable sizes are used. To keep away from any kind of complications and to put the correct size implant in the pocket, no touch technique is used.
Post Breast Augmentation
The period after the surgery is satisfying and very much tolerable. The patients can face little discomfort, swelling or stretching and sometimes bruising can also be expected. After 3 days' time, the patients can start their routine activities. There can be a little breast sensation, but the sensation reduces after a few weeks.
Cost of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast implants surgery cost in India has become very popular as they are available at very affordable price. Many patients from across the world visits to seek breast implant surgery in India. The treatment is carried out in many Indian cities having some of the best hospitals equipped with latest technologies.
Faqs For Breast Augmention Procedure
Ques: What is a breast augmentation?
Ans: Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure, which in used to enlarge breasts with implants. This procedure modifies uneven breasts as well as reshape the breasts. Those women's have small breasts as well as who have lost their volume and shape of breast because of pregnancy and breastfeeding always prefer to undergo this procedure.
Ques: What are the benefits of Breast Augmentation?
Ans: There are several benefits of Breast Augmentation among which some of them are:
- Enhance the appearance by adding the volume to the breast.
- Adjust for a decrease in the size of the breasts after pregnancy.
- Correct uneven breasts after breast surgery for other conditions.
Ques: Can you please differentiate between silicone and saline implants?
Ans: Both implants have silicone shell, however silicone implants are packed with fixed quantity of silicone gel and it gives a more natural feel to patients. Saline implants are filled with chosen degree of fullness with saline solution. You can discuss the same with your doctor before your procedure.
Ques: Is this procedure painful?
Ans: The pain is totally depends on placement of implant and incisions, as well as on patient's capability. Patient can feel tired and some soreness for few days after this procedure. Breasts can have swollen as well as very sensitive to touch for 1 month approximately. These swelling and pain can reduce after few weeks. Doctors can prescribe pain medicines for the same.
Ques: How much increase in the breast size should I expect after this procedure?
Ans: Your doctor will be asking your desire for your breast shape and size in the first consultation. Doctor will examine the shape of your body, size of your chest to know what size can be achieved from this procedure. He will also suggest which cup size you are going to get after procedure.
Ques: Which kind of Breast implant will suit me?
Ans: Now a days Silicone implants are frequently used for Breast Enlargement procedure. In your consultation doctor will examine you and discuss the same with you.
Ques: After procedure will I feel natural as earlier?
Ans: Yes your breast will be natural after the swelling reduced.
Ques: Is there any risk of breast cancer after this procedure?
Ans: As per the studies, there is no risk of breast cancer after this procedure.
Ques: My breasts are Sagging, Will augmentation work for me?
Ans: Those women's who have sagging breasts is called ptosis. These women can also undergo Breast augmentation. It depends on the quantity of breast sag, sometimes doctor can prescribe other procedure as well.
Ques: Will there any feeling change and nipple sensation?
Ans: Many females lose some nipple sensation after breast augmentation surgery.
Ques: When can I start exercising?
Ans: It has been suggested to patients that they should start with walking just after the surgery. Patient should not start strong physical exercise such as Weight lifting, jogging, biking etc. for at least six weeks. It can shift implant position as well as create problem in healing of wound.
Ques: How soon can I return to my office work?
Ans: There are some guidelines which should be remembered after procedure like Upper arm movements, lifting heavier weight. You should be careful for these activities.
Ques: Will my scars noticeable after breast augmentation?
Ans: After breast augmentation scars are very small and they can easily hide under your breast or covered with your bra.
Ques: For how long these implants last?
Ans: Breast implants do not actually expire but it is not guaranteed that they last for a lifetime. The average saline or silicone implants may last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. The implants can leak over time. Please note that the punctured implant is not a serious thing but you should go to your doctor and ask for the replacement of the implant.
Ques: Is it possible to breast feed after breast augmentation procedure?
Ans: Yes you can have breast feeding after breast augmentation. There is no worry as no silicon or saline passed to your breasts milk and it don't affect your child as well.
Ques: What are the risk factors for this procedure?
Ans: Like other surgical procedures, there is always a risk in this procedure as well. Doctor will give you educational materials related to your procedure, which you can go through and discuss the same with your doctor. If we talk about risks, a patient can have some bleeding and infection in rare cases. If you feel the same you can consult to your doctor.
Ques: How to decide new size of my breast?
Ans: At the time of your consultation doctor will thoroughly discuss with you for your breast size desire after augmentation. According to the rule, every 125-150cc implant equals an increase in single cup size but it is different for all patients.
Ques: Is driving safe for me?
Ans: You can drive once you stop pain medications and feel comfortable while driving.
Ques: What are location for implants?
Ans: Implants can be located at two places, maybe below or above muscles. You can discuss the same with your doctor.
Ques: For how many days I need to stay in hospital?
Ans: You need to stay for at least one night after procedure, this will be decided by the doctor. But you should come with an attendant who can help you in the effects of general anesthesia.
Ques: What the approximate cost for treatment and how I can get an appointment?
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