Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation or Augmentation Mammoplasty is a surgical procedure performed on a patient to increase the size of her breasts. In common terms, breast augmentation is also referred to as “Boob Job” or “Breast Enlargement Surgery”. 

What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast Augmentation or Augmentation Mammoplasty is a surgical procedure performed on a patient to increase the size of her breasts. In common terms, breast augmentation is also referred to as “Boob Job” or “Breast Enlargement Surgery”. 

Under an Augmentation Mammoplasty, the Plastic Surgeon will increase the size of the breasts by using saline or silicone implants inside a patient’s breasts. 

Why Do Women Undergo Breast Augmentation?

Undergoing an Augmentation Mammoplasty is a very personal choice for a woman. One woman’s thinking could be entirely different from another woman’s. But generally, the following are some of the major reasons why women undergo breast augmentation:

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This will help us identify the conditions that need to be corrected at the time of consultation.

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What Are The Different Types Of Breast Implants?

 Each implant has different advantages and different costs. Depending on your budget and your ultimate objective the Cosmetic Surgeon will choose the right fit for you.

Saline Implants- Saline implants are made of sterile salt-water. They provide a uniform shape and size to the breasts. They are approved by leading global medical bodies such as USA’s FDA and the IMA for breast augmentation procedure.

Structured Saline Implants – These implants are an upgraded version of the normal saline implants. They contain the same sterile saltwater, but additionally, they have a more welldefined internal structure.

Silicone Implants – Silicone breast implants are one of the most popular choices of implants when it comes to breast augmentation. The silicone gel has a texture that is more in line with the natural breast tissue. Hence, the look and feel of these implants is better than the saline implants. This structure makes the implant blend in more naturally with the breasts.

Textured Silicone Implants – Again, much like the structured saline implants, textured silicone implants are an upgraded version of the normal silicone implants. They are either micro textured or nano textured which makes breasts appear fuller and rounder. Textured implants have cohesive gel implants which do not leak or flow out of the structure.

Which type of implant is generally used?

Generally a silicone gel filled implant is used to increase the volume of the breast. The implants come in variety of sizes to choose from. 80cc to 1000cc size is available. It is possible to get customized implants. These are now available in textured surface and cohesive gel that makes them safer and more durable. There is no consensus on the life of the silicone implant in the body. They can last for up to 20 to 30 years. Some surgeons recommend implant replacement after 10 years. These implants come with a textured surface which significantly reduces capsule formation. The gel is cohesive in texture and does not run or flow in the unfortunate event of implant rupture.

Your surgeon will choose the implant of correct dimensions for your needs. You have to give him a good idea of the size of the breast you are looking for. In general very large implants are not recommended and in case so desired then a two staged approach can be safe one.

What Is Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting ?

Fat grafting breast augmentation is a combination of liposuction and augmentation.The cosmetic surgeon transfers fat from other parts of your body to your breasts. This gives the breast a more natural look and feel. This option works well for women who want a moderate increase in their breast size. Patients who want a bigger increase in their breast size need two sessions with the cosmetic surgeon.

What happens before and during the breast augmentation surgery ?

Breast enlargement with silicone implant surgery can take up to an hour and a half to perform. General anaesthesia is commonly used; it is possible to do it under local anaesthesia too. We will ensure that you are in good health. Some blood tests will be done to assess your medical fitness for surgery and anaesthesia. 

You will be called to the clinic in the morning of the day of surgery. You need to shampoo your hair and have a full body bath with a Betadine Surgical Scrub. It cleanses your skin and will assist in good quality of asepsis. This type of bath should be done for two days prior to surgery. You will be given a specific time to have your last oral feed. Please stick to this deadline very carefully because it is important for your safety under anaesthesia. 

Breast augmentation surgery involves making some kind of incision on the skin. Depending on the type of breast, size of the areola, laxity of breast tissue and your choice a suitable cut will be used in consultation with you. The cut may be located under your breast or around the areola or in the skin of the armpit. These scars generally heal very well it takes several weeks for the scars to mature and start looking very acceptable. The silicone implant will give fullness and a pleasing thrust to your bust line.

The cuts are sutured with very fine suture and sometime surgical glue or absorbable stitches may be used. Stitches are removed by the end of the week. Your wounds will be dressed in fluffed cotton pads or a soft brassiere. It is wise to avoid vigorous movements of the arms and strenuous exercise for a week.

What To Expect During Recovery after breast surgery ?

The recovery period after the surgery is vital. The quality of your recovery determines the results of the surgery. So please ensure that you follow your surgeon’s instructions 100% during the recovery time.

The doctor will monitor your overall health parameters once you are out of the operation theatre. You will be discharged on the same day after recovering from anaesthesia. Once you have recovered from anaesthesia and have resumed full consciousness, you will be allowed to drink and eventually have soft light food. By evening you will be discharged to go home. You will be prescribed antibiotics and pain medication for next few days.

When you are leaving the clinic the doctor will give you specific instructions on how to take care of yourself. 

Your subsequent visit to the clinic will be after two days and after that one week later. This time the bulky dressings will come off and you will be allowed to bathe as usual. 

You will have some soreness on the chest and may feel tight and full in the breasts. It is normal and this feeling will pass away as the surgical swelling goes down and you start healing. You may be able to resume work in three days time after your breast augmentation. It is good to avoid contact sports and aggressive body contact for three weeks. Frequent follow ups are not needed but a visit to our clinic once a year may be a good idea.

Are Breast Implants Safe ?

Both saline and silicone implants are safe to use in breast augmentation surgeries. In case of rupture of implants, saline gets easily absorbed in the human body. In the case of rupture of silicone implants, the gel used on the same is cohesiv. This ensures that there is no leakage. However, it is advisable to replace or change the implants after they have undergone damage.

Do Breast Implants Increase The Chance Of Breast Cancer ?

Studies reveal that women who undergo breast augmentation surgery are not at an increased risk of breast cancer. 

Dr Shrirang Pandit Cosmetic, Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Shrirang Pandit

MBBS, MS, Mch (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon)

Meet Dr. Shrirang Pandit

Dr. Shrirang Pandit is the founder of the Pandit Clinic. He has an experience of 30+ years in plastic surgery. He is a renowned name in the industry and pioneer of aesthetic lasers in India. Dr. Shrirang Pandit has performed numerous surgeries on children with facial clefts, managed patients with burn injuries and also has a large experience with lasers on Asian Indian skin. He has attended various laser workshops and courses as faculty and is keen on educating the next generations. He is a life member of all the top plastic surgery associations like Association of Plastic Surgeons in India, Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Association of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, to name a few. He also acts as a key opinion leader for Ultrashape Inc., Lumenis Inc, VASER Sound Surgical Technologies, USA

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