Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast enlargement or breast implants This surgery increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants or saline implants.
It is one of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures.
Many women who consider breast augmentation also consider breast lift , breast revision and mommy makeover .
|WHERE IS IT DONE?|
INCISIONS, STITCHES & SCARS
The surgeon while aiming to keep the resulting scar minimal, hidden and not easily visible, strategically plans the incisions, suture techniques and materials to be used.
Incisions can be made in one of the following areas
- Inframammary: in the crease below the breast
- Tran axillary : Near the armpit
- Peri areolar: Around the nipple
- Transumbilical: in the navel
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HOW IS A BREAST AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
In breast augmentation using implants, the surgeon creates a suitable incision, lifts the breast tissue and creates a pocket for placing the implant.
Based on your anatomy and some more factors the surgeon decides whether to place the implant above or below the pectoral muscle. The advantages and disadvantages of both will be discussed with you. If the implant is placed below the pectoral muscle, it would interfere less with mammography and during breast feeding.
Breast implants are placed either above or below the pectoral muscle.
Types of Implants
- Saline-filled breast implants:
- Silicone-filled breast implants
- Cohesive gel silicone implants: aka “gummy bear” or “form stable” implants. The gel is made of cross linked silicone molecules which makes the material thicker and firmer thus being able to retain their shape better as compared to the traditional silicone implants.
Fat transfer can be performed as an additional procedure to fill in any volume spaces and to give a better contour.
If you have any sagging or drooping breasts the plastic surgeon might recommend an additional breast lift.
|REST AT HOME BEFORE RESUMING OFFICE WORK|
AFTER CARE AND RECOVERY
- You can return to your regular office work within few days to a week.
- Removal of sutures: within 1 week.
- Removal surgical dressings (if placed): within 7-10 days.
- You will be advised to wear a support bra.
- Avoid strenuous physical activity including the ones that involve the upper part of your body. Keep your physical strain to a minimum for at least 2-3 weeks.
- Handle your breasts gently for at least the next 1 month.
- Intimate contact should be guided by your comfort.
- Routine mammograms: These will be advised by the surgeon at a frequency suggested for your age group.
- Breast- self-examination: Perform a self-examination of your breast regularly after the surgery.
FOLLOW UP VISITS
Within a week to remove sutures, if placed. After 1 month from the day of surgery
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
Under normal conditions, the results are long lasting. But in rare cases they may leak and need to be replaced. It is important that you attend for regular follow ups.
Further, the size and shape of your breasts may be affected by
- Weight gain or loss
- Hormonal factors
Maintain good communication with the aesthetic plastic surgeon
We strive to bring out the most beautiful outcome of the procedure along with a safe transition into the regular work. You are advised to do your part by being responsible and attending the follow up evaluations at prescribed intervals. Also when you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact the doctor.
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LIMITATIONS AND RISKS
Significant complications from Breast Augmentation by implants, fortunately, are infrequent. The risks specific to your health will be discussed during the consultation. Thousands of women undergo this procedure every year and are glad with the results.
Every surgery has some risks associated with it. Some potential ones include
- Adverse response to the specific med
- Damage to the underlying structures during the procedure
- Hematoma or seroma (an aggregation of blood or liquid under the skin that might require removal)
- Infection and bleeding
- Changes in sensation
- Unsatisfactory results that might necessitate additional procedures
Other risks specific to breast augmentation include
- Capsular contracture
- Implant rupture
- Mammography shadows affecting breast cancer detection.
You can minimize certain risks by following the instructions given by the doctor both before and after the surgery.