Breast Enlargement - ( Breast Augmentation)
Breast augmentation is one of the most common procedures performed .Women may choose to under go breast enlargement surgery for various reasons. These personal reasons may center around breasts that are perceived to be under developed or because of differences in the sizes of the breasts or from changes after pregnancy or breast feeding. Some women may be happy with their breasts but just want them made fuller. Often after weight loss, aging or childbirth a woman's breast volume and shape may change. This too can lead to a woman to seek a breast augmentation. Breast implant surgery performed by cosmetic plastic surgeons is the most popular way to improve breast shape and size. Breast enhancement using breast implants can give a woman more proportional shape and may improve self esteem.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
One or more of the following feelings or conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for breast augmentation:
- You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small.
- Clothes that fit well around your hips are often too large at the bustline.
- You feel self-conscious wearing a swimsuit or form-fitting top.
- Your breasts have become smaller and lost their firmness after having children.
- Weight loss has changed the size and shape of your breasts.
- One of your breasts is noticeably smaller than the other.
During the consultation, you will be asked about your desired breast size and anything else related to the appearance of your breasts that you feel is important. This will help surgeon at Aravali ClinicClinic to understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved.
Breast augmentation is designed to increase the size of small or underdeveloped breasts. Breast surgery can also restore and enhance your breast volume if it has decreased as a result of pregnancy and breast feeding. In addition, breast implants can serve one or more of a number of purposes; breast cancer victims can use breast implants for reconstructive purposes after mastectomy, or women with asymmetrical breasts may use a single breast implant to balance the difference in size.
What type of breast Implant insertion technique can be used?
The implant is placed in a pocket either directly behind the breast tissue, or over the muscle or underneath the pectoral muscle which is located between the breast tissue and chest wall.
We prefer to make the incision at the crease underneath the breast (4cm) where it generally hides completely and usually places the implant over the pectoralis muscle.
Why over the muscle?
Because normally the breast tissue is over the muscle, not underneath. Only if the patient is extremely skinny it is done under the muscle, a personal preference based on his professional experience. Additionally there is a lot less pain after surgery when done over the muscle .
The size and type of breast implant recommended for you will be determined by your goals for breast enhancement, your existing body frame, and mass, your existing breast tissue, and the preferences you and your plastic surgeon discuss.
All breast implants include a solid silicone rubber outer shell, and inner core filled with silicone gel or saline Breast implant options include:
- Saline breast implants: Filled with sterile salt water. Saline implants may be pre-filled to a predetermined size..
- Silicone filled breast implants: Filled with soft, elastic gel. All silicone breast implants are pre-filled and are ready for placement.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Implants
Will there be scarring from breast implant surgery?
Anytime the layers of the skin are cut through, a scar forms. Thus there will be a scar along the incision that will not be able to be erased. Your surgeon will make it as thin and least noticeable as he/she can; however, the ultimate healing will be determined by your body's healing potential.
What are some typical short-term side-effects from breast implant surgery?
Some soreness, pain, and swelling are to be expected. A collection of blood (hematoma) or bleeding may occur that may need another operation. Implant asymmetry, rippling, rupture, may also occur. Poor healing, poor scarring, alterations in sensation may also occur. Breast implant infection that may need antibiotics or even removal of implants may occur but very rarely.
How long will my implants last?.
If your breast implants do not give you problems specially if they are saline filled , you may leave them permanently. Breast implants may have to be changed because of ageing related changes in shape of breasts,capsular contracture or rarely rupture of implants.