As a symbol of femininity and beauty, the breasts can significantly impact one’s overall appearance and self-image. For women who feel discontented with shape of their breasts, a Breast Augmentation surgery is performed to balance a difference in breast size.
In a Breast Augmentation surgery silicone shells filled with saline solution are implanted either directly under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle, giving breasts a fuller and more natural contour.
Breast Augmentation surgery can be performed for a number of reasons: to enhance the body contour of a woman who feels her breast size is too small (aesthetic enhancement); to correct a difference in breast size (congenital deformities); to correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy; as a reconstructive technique after breast surgery.
What are the different types of implants available for breast augmentation and how to choose which one’s for me?
There are different types of breast implants to choose from that vary in sizes, material and consistency. In addition, they differ in projections for different body types to meet the specific aesthetic goals of a patient. There are silicone gel filled breast implants, saline filled breast implants and polypropylene breast implants.
Only your surgeon is the best person to decide which implant is the most appropriate one to use based on your body type and your aesthetic goals.
Can I still breast feed after undergoing breast augmentation & is it safe for my child?
Yes. Placement of the implant below the breast tissue, as in subglandular placement, does not affect the ability of the breast to produce milk. Also studies have shown that babies that are breast-fed by mothers who have received breast implants are not at increased risk of any disease, so it’s absolutely safe to breastfeed after a breast augmentation surgery.
Is there much pain associated with breast augmentation surgery?
Just like any other surgical procedure, patients do feel mild pain post-surgery, but it is taken care by prescribing appropriate medication. However, these pain thresholds vary from person to person.
When will be the results are visible and how long they last?
The patient will get to see the effects immediately after the operation is completed. In fact it may look more than the actual size due to initial swelling, however the actual results are visible within 3-5 weeks post surgery
Results of breast implants are not permanent. They generally last between 7 and 10 years, and may need replacements after this period of time. Also breast plastic surgery results can change over time due to aging, weight fluctuations, gravity and other hormonal factors