Breas-t Augmentation

Many women seek Breas-t Augmentation to fulfil their desire to have a breas-t size that suits their figure. Although, women from different social backgrounds have different reasons for seeking breas-t augmentation. For example – working women, housewives, beauty contestants, fashion models etc. Each of these groups of people has specific reasons for breas-t augmentation. But the final driving force for all these women is the feeling of self-confidence and comfort with the appearance of their body.

 

Women from different walks of life seek breas-t augmentation and each of them has different preferences. Some prefer a more voluptuous look while others prefer a more normal appearance. whichever the preference, a suitable patient is one who has a practical perspective and does not have obsessive compulsive traits or body dysmorphic disorder. Physical fitness for surgery is evaluated following psychological evaluation.

 

Any woman who has attained sexual maturity can avail breas-t augmentation surgery. Ideally, minimum age is above 18 years. Patients who desire breas-t augmentation need not wait till pregnancy; childbirth etc., as the procedure does not affect  the physiological functions like lactation.

Types of Breas-t Augmentation

Augmentation of breas-t can be done via breas-t implants or by fat grafting.

 

1. Breas-t Implants

  •  Implants are silicon elastomer shells filled with silicone gel. They come in various sizes, projections and shapes. The most popular ones are the high profile,  round, micro textured implants. The procedure of implant placement is done under short stay general anaesthesia. The implant can be placed in various different planes behind the breas-t tissue depending on the patients physical structure and preference. E.g. behind the breas-t, behind the pectoralis muscle. Typically, implant insertion needs a 5cms incision whose location can be customised to the patient’s preferences. 
  •  The incision can be placed below the breas-t (inframammary), (peri-areolar) at the areola, or axillary. All these incisions leave scars that are barely visible.
  • Following the implant surgery, the patient is given supportive garments & advised against strenuous activity and exercise for a period of 1 month. However, daily activities are allowed from the first day of surgery.
  • The life of a modern generation implant is in excess of 10 years. The conditions that may require removal or replacement of implant include implant rupture or leak, capsular contracture. The presence of an implant does not interfere with functions of the breas-t nor does it affect the incidence or prognosis of conditions like breas-t cancer. A rare condition that is mentioned in literature is ALCL (Acute Large Cell Lymphoma) which according to latest studies has no statistical significance.

2. Augmentation by Fat Grafting

  •  Breas-t augmentation can be achieved by the use of fat grafting in people who are averse to silicone implants. Fat grafting is typically performed under general anaesthesia. Planning is done for volume of fat required and volume of fat to be harvested. Based on the volume of fat required, markings are given on different areas of the body for fat harvesting. For example abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs etc. Fat is harvested by liposuction. The harvested fat is then filtered and prepared for injection into the breas-ts. The augmentation achieved by this method is modest and is lesser compared to a breas-t implant procedure. However, the procedure can be repeated to get the desired results.

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