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What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure in which breast implants are used for creating fuller breasts or restoring breasts that might have lost volume. The primary aim of the breast enhancement surgery is to change shape or size of the breasts to make them look and feel better.
Who needs Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is for anyone who:
- Has small breast size.
- Wants to enlarge their current breast size.
- Have asymmetrical breasts.
- Have sagging breasts due to breastfeeding.
- Have experienced drastic weight loss and have small breasts now.
Types of Breast Implants Used For Breast Augmentation Surgery?
We use 100% authentic micro-textured cohesive gel breast implants that have been US FDA-approved for safe breast surgery.
Cohesive gel breast implants are preferred for breast augmentation surgery as they are very similar to real breasts in shape and touch, helping to create breasts that look and feel natural.
The breast size should only be decided after a precise diagnosis of the thoracic shape, the symmetry between the navel and breasts, and your body frame. Only when the above considerations are completed, should the size of the breast implant be decided upon.
- Adapts to the natural shape and position according to your natural movement. Round when in laying position and teardrop when in standing position.
- Suitable for women of any frame and breast size
- Implant suitable for placement above or below pectoral muscles
- Mimics the natural shape the breast, give you the natural slope and contours. More mass at the bottom and lighter at the top.
- Suitable for petite women who have little breast tissue.
- Implant more suitable for placement below pectoral muscles
- Gives appearance of fuller cleavage
- Recommended for women with some breast tissue to work with
- Implant suitable for placement above or below pectoral muscles
Incision Site for Breast Augmentation
Incisions are hidden along natural crease lines or outlines or the areola to reduce visibility of scarring. We will discuss which incision options are appropriate for your desired outcome.
Armpit (Transaxillary) Incision
- Incision is made along armpit crease.
- No visible scar on the breast area.
- Enables breast-feeding after the surgery as it does not damage the mammary glandular tissue.
Breast Fold (Inframammary) Incision
- Incision made along the natural fold below breast.
- Most common incision method.
- Appropriate for inserting large implants.
- Recommended for revision cases who need major correction.
Areola (Periareola) Incision
- Incision made along line or the areola.
- Method can only be used if the diameter of the areola is 3.5cm or more.
- Scar is not obvious.
- Minimal pain compared to other methods.
- Easy to move arms after surgery.
- Nipple sensation after surgery may be affected.
Breast Implants Placement
Below Muscle – Sub-muscular Insertion
The implant is inserted under the pectoral muscle.
- This placement does not disturb breastfeeding.
- Recommended for small breast where there is insufficient breast tissue to conceal the implant.
- Does not affect mammogram as the implant is placed apart from the mammary glands.
- Reduce nerve damage.
- Low rate of capsular contracture.
Above Muscle – Sub-glandular Insertion
The implant is inserted between the pectoral muscle and mammary gland tissue
- Effective in lifting droopy breast
- Recommended for those with sufficient breast tissue to conceal implant rims
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Breast Augmentation
This is purely a personal decision. No one can tell you that this specific time is “right” or “wrong” for you to have a breast augmentation. Breast augmentation does not affect the ability to breastfeed your baby. However, doctors do warn about a minimal risk that this procedure may decrease the sensations and interfere with the feeding reflexes essential for breastfeeding.
With age, both augmented and non-augmented breasts will experience some form of sagging and often lose volume due to breastfeeding and hormonal changes secondary to childbirth.
Studies and post-surgical trials after breast augmentation surgery have not identified any challenge related to breastfeeding. The clinical trials have shown that there is no danger of silicone breast implant materials being passed into the breast milk and affecting your child’s health.
Patients with breast implants placed sub-glandularly (above the pectoralis muscle) are more prone to have interference with their mammograms. However, most surgeons greatly reduce this obstruction by placing the implant behind the pectoralis muscle (sub-muscular). You should ask your surgeon for sub-muscular implant to avoid future interference with a mammography.
The breast augmentation procedure is quite safe and you can return to everyday activities within four or five days after surgery. Any swelling, pain, and discomfort can be reduced by taking medications prescribed by your doctor and following appropriate recovery and aftercare. There is no limitation on taking showers after the procedure and you will have to return to the doctor’s office for stitch removal within a week.
Most patients with breast implants return to office work after a week. Those with tough jobs that require heavy weight lifting, pushing, or stretching are advised to take a rest of at least 3 weeks and let the breast tissue heal. Sub-muscular implants take longer to be symptom-free and you may experience mild pain and a little discomfort for an additional week or two.
Most doctors advise returning to light physical activity and exercise after a week. Strenuous activities – such as push ups, bench presses, and weight lifting – that cause stretching of the chest muscles must be avoided for at least a month.
In most of the cases, doctors apply dressing over the small incision area along with a surgical bra to lift the breast and avoid stretching. You may be advised to wear a special bra to put pressure on the upper edge of the breast and to hold it in a lower position. The process of adjustment of a new implant may take several weeks to months. During this time period, you may have to wear unwired bras or sports bras as advised by your doctor.
The bra of your choice will be applicable after the newly implanted implant is in a good position, usually from the fourth week onwards.
It depends on several factors, including;
- Your general health
- Your individual frame
- Your appearance goals
- Previous medical or surgical conditions
The same size implant may look different from patient to patient – according to their built and shape. Your doctor will carefully choose the size and type of implant to fit your appearance goals.
Breast augmentation from a qualified and experienced breast surgeon will leave you with a short and well-hidden scar underneath your breast creases. They may take 6 months to a year to gradually fade and blend into the surrounding skin.
Only complex procedures such as breast lift – that require a big incision (from the base of the breast to the nipple) will have a noticeable scar mark. However, these too can be easily covered up by a bra or a bathing suit top.
What Is The Difference Between Sub-Muscular (Putting Implants “Under” The Muscle) Sub-Glandular (“Over” The Muscle) Implant?
The two most common methods used for breast augmentation include;
- Placing the implant under the pectoralis muscle (sub-muscular)
- Placing the implant between chest muscle and breast tissue (sub-glandular)
Sub-muscular implantation is the most common method used by breast surgeons to reduce post-surgical complications and provide a more natural shape to the breast. It also helps to smooth out the skin sagging and improve the breast contour. Screening for breast cancer and mammograms are easier in the sub-muscular implantation than sub-glandular.
Sub-glandular implantation involves placement of implant close to the skin – above the pectoralis muscle. This option is especially effective for women who want a more “full” and “round” appearance. It also helps correct ptotic breast or “sagging” more quickly than sub-muscular implant. However, it may hinder with breast cancer screening and mammography. Furthermore, it is also linked to a post-surgical condition called “capsular contracture” – in which hardening of the implant occurs due to scarring of the surrounding breast tissue. People with capsular contracture may need additional surgery to remove the scarring and place a new implant.
Sub-glandular implants are more noticeable than sub-muscular ones as they are placed close to the skin. In case of insufficient breast tissue, a patient may feel the edges of the sub-glandular implant.
There are no specific studies or clinical trials indicating that breast implants need to be replaced after 10 years or so. As long as the implant does not pose any health issues, they do not need to be replaced.
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