This is a procedure to increase the breast size, usually done when the breast size is too small, asymmetric, or for reconstruction after mastectomy.
Implants or sometimes harvested fat has been used for augmentation purpose.
Some of the most frequently raised queries for this procedure are as follows:
The confidence a woman gets having a firm and full bust is unmatchable. So, if you are losing your sleep over flat breasts, then it is time to wake up and go for the implant surgery.
Silicone implants are now more popular choices owing to elastic gel consistency with a more natural feel.
No, this surgery is usually done under general anaesthesia under daycare. The patient can go back home the same day.
No, we try our best to hide the incisions in natural creases of the body or junction lines. Most commonly, incisions are given at crease under the breast (inframammary), under the arm (axillary), or around the nipple (periareolar).
Once the scars are healed, they get easily camouflaged.
This is an important question. The decision for the size of the breast implant depends on many factors.
Scientifically, we take into account the width of the breast to determine the breast size. this is calculated from the straight distance between the cleavage area to the outer periphery of the breast, in centimeters. It is usually around 11-14 cm.
The implant size is taken as roughly the same width or slightly narrower than the calculated width.
Another important consideration is the thickness of the tissues of the breasts. A woman with thick breast tissues may accommodate a wider implant than a woman with thin breast tissues. Also, when using shaped implants, we should consider implant height. A smaller one may drop through whereas if upper fullness is required, we should consider larger height.
During the preliminary consultation with our plastic surgeon, measurement of the breast is taken and the quality of overlying skin is assessed. This information is then used to help determine which implant will fit you the best. Generally, selecting implant dimensions that are slightly less than the actual dimensions of your breast will result in natural appearing breasts.
If the implant dimensions exceed the natural dimensions and borders of the breasts then the breasts will be distorted by the implants and have a more unnatural, augmented look. Also, very large implants cause early sagging of the breasts, tissue thinning, implant visibility, visible ripples, and need to re operate.
The average size implant used in our practice is about 350 cc and typically does not exceed 550 cc.
In the end, you would be the best person to select an implant according to the personal needs and we would help you in making the right decision.
Some of the complications which can happen are the capsular contracture, breast pain, infection, changes in nipple sensation, or implant leakage.
Pregnancy does change the breast size and shape, no matter whether you have breast implants or not. It is advisable to wait at least 6 months before planning the next pregnancy.
No, currently there is no evidence that breast implants pose a risk to a pregnant woman or breastfeeding. But our advice would be to avoid very large implants if planning a pregnancy after the implant surgery.
Yes, it is safe to have mammograms with breast implants.