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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:

1. To increase the fullness of their breasts.

2. To get a symmetrical look (in case one of the breasts is smaller or more elongated than the other).

3. To regain size and fullness of their pre-pregnancy breast shape after baby-birth.

4. To improve the aesthetic balance between their breasts and hips.

5. To increase their self-confidence and beauty.

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/silicone implants inside a patient’s breasts.

What Are The Different Types Of Breast Implants?

Thanks to advancement in medical science and technology, new patients have the option of choosing which type of breast implant they want for their procedure. 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 filled with 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 salt-water, but additionally, they have a more well-defined internal structure.

  • Smooth 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 smooth surface 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 are made up of cohesive gel which do not leak or flow out of the shell.

Breast Augmentation by Fat Grafting

Breast augmentation by fat grafting is a 2-step procedure consisting of fat harvesting and fat injection. 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 of fat grafting

Questions to ask your Breast Augmentation Surgeon

  • Am I a good candidate for Breast Augmentation?

  • What should I expect from this surgery?

  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?

  • What is the recovery period after Breast Augmentation?

  • What are the risks and complications associated with this procedure?

  • Will breast implants affect my ability to breastfeed in the future?

  • What steps will I need to take to maintain my breasts after the surgery?

  • Do you have before-and-after photos of other patients?

  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure?

What To Expect During Recovery?

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.

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

for the next couple of weeks. This will include restrictions on physical activities and taking rest.

You will have to wear support garments and elastic bands during the recovery time. You will be given medication for a week to make you comfortable.

You will experience soreness and mild swelling for a couple of weeks, but that is absolutely normal. You can generally resume your routine light work from the very next day.

Who is the ideal candidate for Breast Augmentation?

If you fit into the below-listed criteria, then you are definitely an ideal candidate for a breast augmentation surgery:

1. A woman not happy with the appearance or size or shape of your breasts.

2. A healthy woman with fully developed breasts.

3. A woman who has realistic expectations about the result of the surgery.

4. A woman who is not pregnant or currently breast feeding.

5. A woman who is non-smoker and has no medical problems.

What Is The Cost Of Breast Augmentation Surgery In India?

The cost of this surgery depends on various factors such as:

  • The type of implant.

  • The experience of the doctor.

  • Location of clinic.

Therefore, we cannot write down a ballpark figure for this surgery. The actual cost estimate will be given to you by your Cosmetic Surgeon after your consultation.

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