Breast Augmentation Surgery in India
Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast enlargement or breast implants
Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants, saline implants or in some cases, fat transfer. One of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures. Women can opt for this surgery due to several reasons. The reasons may revolve around under developed breast, disproportion of the breast, or changes in size of the breast after breast feeding or pregnancy.It is the process in which the implants are placed below the breast to broaden or enlarge the size of the breast. The different factors on which the type and size of implants are done are the thickness of the skin, elasticity of the skin , body type and breast anatomy.
Who Consider Breast Augmentation
- If you want a better proportioned or more appealing figure
- If you wish your clothes fit better
- When pregnancy, weight loss or aging has affected the size and shape of your breasts
- To restore symmetry if one of your breasts is smaller than the other
Breast Implant Surgery
- Enlarge small breast
- Can reconstruct the breast following mastectomy
- Can add more volume to the breast after weight loss or pregnancy
- Can help in reshaping the asymmetric breast
Types of Breast Implants
There have never been more choices for breast augmentation. The following options are available, depending on your medical history, body shape and aesthetic goals.
Saline-filled breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. They may be prefilled at a predetermined size or filled at the time of surgery to allow for minor modifications in implant size.
Silicone-filled breast implants are filled with soft, elastic gel and are available in a variety of shapes. All silicone breast implants are pre-filled and may require a longer incision for implant placement.
Cohesive gel silicone implants, also known as “gummy bear” or “form stable” implants, are filled with a cohesive gel, made of crosslinked molecules of silicone, which makes them a bit thicker and firmer than traditional silicone implants. This enables them to hold their shape better. Approved by the FDA for use in the United States in 2012, these implants have been available in much of the world since 1992.
Autologous fat transfer removes fat through liposuction from an area of your body in which there are abundant fat cells, such as your thighs, abdomen and hips. After a process of preparation and refinement, the fat cells are injected into your breast. This is a less common method than breast implant augmentation and is still undergoing clinical studies and research for safety and effectiveness.
Your plastic surgeon might combine any of these breast augmentation options with a breast lift if there is any sagging or drooping of your breasts
Before Breast Implant Surgery
Before starting the surgery, a thorough medical examination is done to know the breast design which includes symmetry, size and in accordance with the rest of the body. Medical tests are also conducted to know if there is any breast disease. The size of the implant to be chosen depends on different factors.
- The size of the chest
- Skin covering of the chest
- Your expectation/desire
- The quantity of the breast tissue
- Droopy or saggy breast after breast feeding
Baseline mammogram and the blood tests are done.
Incisions Breast Augmentation
When it comes to the areola method, the incision is made around the outline of the areola, the brown or pink colored area surrounding the nipple. The surgeon’s goal is to make the incision in between the dark area of the areola and its surrounding skin, which helps to minimize the incision’s visibility. The drawbacks of the periareolar incision are that 2-5% of patients lose nipple sensation, and 20% are unable to breast feed as compared to other incision sites. Advantages of the periareolar incision are that it allows the surgeon to have the greatest control over the position of the implant, which leads to better accuracy of the implants’ placement and minimal visibility of scarring.
Made in the natural fold of the armpit tissue, the transaxillary incision is created through a channel from the armpit to the breast and then the implant is placed behind the nipple. Sometimes the surgeon uses an endoscope; a small tube with surgical light and camera to guide the surgeon through the incision. One disadvantage is that 10-15% of patients who undergo the transaxillary incision will have a greater risk of asymmetry in the breast implant’s position. However, there is virtually no scaring on breast as it is performed from a distanced incision site.
Performed along the bottom of breast, the inframmary incision is placed along the crease or fold of the breast where the breast and skin come together. The surgeon creates a pocket to place the implant, and then slides it upward through the incision site and places it behind the nipple. White the inframmary incision may leave a scar along the lower portion of the breast where the bra strap lies; it can be easily hidden under a bra or swimsuit top. A major advantage of the inframmary incision is that it allows the surgeon to work closely to the breast, which provides excellent visibility and accuracy of the implants placement.
In the TUBA Incision, the cut is made on the rim of the navel, and underneath the skin through a tunnel of fatty tissue. The endoscope helps to guide the surgeon through the pathway from navel to breast, and a pocket is created which allows the breast implant to be inserted through the incision site, and placed behind the nipple. Because the TUBA incision is a blind procedure, the surgeon relies heavily on the endoscope to identify the breast implants placement, which challenges the surgeon to perform accuracy in creating breast asymmetry. On the other hand, in the TUBA Incision, there are no incisions in the breast area, so it is almost guaranteed that there will be no breast scarring.
Procedure for Breast Augmentation
A breast augmentation procedure includes the following steps:
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 – The incision
Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. You and your plastic surgeon will discuss which incision options are appropriate for your desired outcome. Incision options include:
Incisions vary based on the type of breast implant, degree of enlargement desired, your particular anatomy and patient-surgeon preference.
Step 3 – Inserting and placing the breast implant
After the incision is made, a breast implant is inserted into a pocket either:
- Under the pectoral muscle (a submuscular placement), or
- Directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle (a submammary/ subglandular placement)
The method for inserting and positioning breast implants depends on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, your body type and your surgeon’s recommendations.
Step 4 – Closing the incisions
Incisions are closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.Over time the incision lines will fade
After Breast Augmentation Surgery:
Day 1 – 7 Post surgery, you will wear a position-supporting bra home for initial stage of breast augmentation recovery.
Day 3 If you have a job that is not physically demanding, you can generally return to work a few days after breast augmentation surgery.
Day 7 – 12 Sutures can usually be removed about 7-12 days after surgery
Cost of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast implants surgery cost in India is available at very affordable price. Many patients from across the world visits to seek breast implant surgery in India. The treatment is carried out in hospitals and by surgeons associated with Alphine life Solutions are equipped with latest technologies.