Considering Breast Augmentation Surgery? Read This First!admin
Breast augmentation refers to the surgical procedure that results in the enhancement of the breast size and volume. Medically it is known as mammoplasty. Attaining a breast size that is proportionate to the rest of the body is the prime goal. Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that utilises breast implants to enhance the shape, size and volume of the breast. It involves the use of an implant or fat grafting.
Breast augmentation helps women to enhance their appearance and self-esteem. If their breasts are small, tubular and asymmetrical, it may affect your clothing and require the type of undergarment to overcome the issue. Changes in size and shape of your breasts may happen after childbirth, drastic weight loss, or after breast surgery or treatments.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Options
During the consultation, your surgeon will examine your natural breast shape with your body proportions. After examination, they give you the best options to attain your aesthetic goals. Breast augmentation is achieved using implants and fat grafting. It is dependent on both you and your surgeon what to opt for.
Breast Enhancement Using Breast Implants
This procedure implements artificial breast implants synthesised from silicone gel. Your surgeon places implants in the breast to enhance the volume and shape. The prime criteria are that they are FDA approved and built from silicone gel. Various types of implants are utilised in breast augmentation surgery, namely:
- Smooth Implants: They are the most advanced in technology and are absolutely transparent. It is soft in touch and texture. This gives a better natural aesthetics to the breasts.
- Nano-Textured Implants: These implants appear translucent. They are made with the most modern technology. They, too, have a smooth texture with a natural appearance.
- Textured Implants: They are textured and rough. You can sense the grooves and crests on the surface. These implants are generally not preferred as they have shown a greater association with complications.
- Saline implants: Saline implants also have the saline solution as the filler material with silicone gel casing. The above mentioned above are made from silicone gel, completely for both material and filler.
Depending on your aesthetic requirements, your surgeon will suggest the ideal implant type for you. Both the style and placement of the implant play a significant role in determining your final result. Read on to find out more about the placement options.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Using Fat Grafting
This is a natural approach for mammoplasty. The procedure involves using excess fat from other areas of your body instead of an artificial implant to increase your breast size.
Therefore, this procedure uses liposuction techniques to eliminate and harvest excess fat. It is then grafted inside the breast for enhanced volume. This procedure is effective when you require half to one cup size increase. If you need beyond, you have breast augmentation with breast implants.
Preparing for The Breast Augmentation Surgery
This is the initial phase in the procedure. Your homework on breast augmentation, the timeline, choosing your surgeon is a predominant aspect of the whole procedure.
Choosing Your Surgeon
Make sure you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with proven professional excellence. They should be equipped with the latest and advanced techniques and infrastructure. Compromising on these aspects for the sake of money may incur complications in surgery.
You can consult with a female plastic surgeon to discuss your requirements for size, the appearance of your breasts and further routine queries. The surgeon guides you with the available and best implants and surgical procedures.
You are asked to take up certain pre-operative measures which contribute to the betterment of surgery like the following:
- The surgeon does the physical examination followed by other routine investigations before breast augmentation surgery. Your medical history to evaluate the health status, amendments with medication if necessary.
- Cessation of smoking and alcohol a few weeks before and post-surgery. This expedites the healing process.
- Discontinuation of anticoagulants, aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). It is to prevent any unprecedented haemorrhage during surgery.
Pre-operative planning using 3D simulations to precise the desired post-operative results also happens. This phase involves selecting the apt procedure and implant. Deciding the type of incision and implant, its placement. Incisions and sutures by an expert plastic surgeon are done to ensure minimal, inconspicuous scarring.
Procedure for Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure when you are discharged within a few hours of the surgery. Once you are anaesthetised, the incision is made either along the areolar edge, a.k.a. periareolar incision, on the crease under the breast folds known as an inframammary fold, or in the armpit called as axillary incision. Through the incision, the implant is fixed either behind the breast tissue or the pectoral muscle accordingly. The incision is sutured with absorbable sutures.
Deciding Post-operative Care
This is a crucial phase of treatment to expedite the healing. You need to adhere to the guidelines of your surgeon strictly. You will be administered antibiotics and analgesics to accelerate the recovery of the wound. You need to avoid workouts or exercises for two weeks or until allowed by your surgeon. Use of compression garment for four weeks post-procedure to restrict mobility.
Breast augmentation surgery has rapid healing as long as you adhere to the post-operative instructions strictly. It is usual to encounter mild swelling and uneasiness for a few days, which regresses within the first 24-48 hours. Complete recovery and outcome of your breast augmentation procedure are evident in two to three months.
If an inexperienced plastic surgeon performs the surgery, you may encounter certain complications like wound infection, scarring, numbness around the incision, implant rupture, pain, capsular contracture haemorrhage.
Dr Priya Bansal is a gold medallist female plastic surgeon in Gurgaon with years of experience and excellence. With her profound knowledge and proficiency, she assures the best care and cure for her patients. Her focus on patients’ needs and contentment delivers the best result in breast augmentation with utmost precision. Before opting for a breast augmentation surgeon, please ensure thorough research and mindful decision making to choose the best for your health.
Dr Priya Bansal
Board-certified plastic surgeon
Dr Priya Bansal is a gold medalist plastic and cosmetic surgeon with a Plastic Surgery degree from Maulana Azad Medical College and 11+ years of experience in plastic surgery. She specialises in high-def liposuction, mommy makeover, tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift and breast procedures for body contouring and sculpting.