Are you a good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?Suitable candidates for breast augmentation surgery are those who are in good overall physical and mental health. In addition to these criteria, suitable breast augmentation candidates would like to enhance their breasts due to one (or more) of the following reasons:
- Unhappy with the small size and the projection of their breasts.
- Unhappy with the asymmetry of their breasts.
- To improve the balance of their figure and want to enhance self-image and self-confidence.
- To restore the volume of their breasts after breastfeeding, major weight loss, lumpectomy, mastectomy, or a similar circumstance.
- Frustrated with a congenital birth defect that impedes development (e.g., Poland syndrome)
What are the options available?
If you are conscious about your flat chest and want to give up wearing a padded bra, you fix an appointment with Dr. Goyal. Your all doubts will be cleared personally by him. Breast size and shape are important, so be honest and open about your expectations when talking with your surgeon. You can see and feel the real implants and can try them by putting them in your bra.
You have two options available to enhance breast size
- Breast Implant
- Fat Grafting
We use U.S. FDA-approved high cohesive Silicone gel-filled textured Implants for breast augmentation. The results are immediate and quite predictable. Breast augmentation using silicone implants is regarded as one of the most effective methods to achieve the desired breast size. The breast implants manufactured by reputed companies are available in various sizes and shapes. Silicone Implants give shape and a natural feel to the breasts. The size and type of the implant used depend on your breast anatomy, skin elasticity, and body type. Your desired increase in size is also important. The site of incision and plane of implant insertion will be determined by your body frame and your existing breast tissue.
Your body fat can also be used for breast enhancement. The fat can be harvested from the buttocks, tummy, and thighs. After a sufficient amount of fat is taken, they are carefully injected into the breast. But the drawback of fat grafting is that the ultimate size of the breast is unpredictable and the results are not permanent. The only advantage of using Fat Grafting is that no foreign material is inserted into your body.
Is it safe?
Yes, we use US FDA-approved safe breast implants and practically have no side effects on women’s personal or married life. It is now proven that the new generation of highly cohesive silicone gel textured implants is very safe and will not cause any kind of cancer. The use of silicone implants is medically tested and approved. SILICONE IS BIO-COMPATIBLE MATERIAL that is used for many years in medical science. It is also used in artificial joints and cardiac pacemakers.
You can conceive & breastfeed your baby normally. Regarding cancer, it is now proven with long-term studies that the new generation high cohesive silicone gel implant is very safe and will not cause any kind of cancer and they are now U.S. FDA approved.
The Institute of Medicine has stated that “There is no evidence that silicone implants are responsible for any major diseases of the whole body. There is no other way like creams or oils etc to enhance breast size; it’s all a marketing gimmick and a waste of money & time. Beware of such fake advertisements that claim to enhance your breast size & figure naturally.”
Prior to the surgery, dimensions of the breast and chest are recorded. These measurements give an idea about the base diameter and cup size. The most important parameter is the base diameter that determines the projection and volume of the breast implant. High profile implants are selected for those who want a greater projection for a given base parameter. The patient is made to try a few sample implants so that the most appropriate implant can be selected. This also helps in determining the breast size and volume after the surgery. Dr Goyal will tell you the size and type of implant, appropriate incision site and implant placement options to achieve desired outcome.
How is it done?
Breast augmentation surgery takes approximately 2-3 hours and performed under general anesthesia.
A short incision is made either in the crease under the breast (infra-mammary crease) or around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple) or in the armpit. Armpit incision leaves no scar on the breast and this method of implant placement is called ‘Endoscopy-assisted’ breast augmentation. The infra-mammary incisions are most commonly used because of its hidden nature, least visibility and minimum disturbance to breast tissues. The breast implant is surgically placed in a pocket inside the breast, either behind the breast tissue or underneath your chest wall muscle (pectoral muscle). There are different reasons for placing the implants on top of or underneath the muscle, your plastic surgeon will discuss with you which incision and placement options are appropriate for your desired outcome.
You will have to wear a support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal. You will feel little discomfort in raising your hands, some bruising, swelling and mild pain right after the surgery which will subside in next 5-7 days. Normal office type activities can be resumed after 2-3 days of the surgery. Exercise and other strenuous activity can be resumed after one month. It takes 6 to 8 weeks to completely recover & resolve the swelling. Over time, post-surgical swelling will decrease and incision lines will fade.
Breast augmentation will make your breasts fuller and enhance their shape. In addition, you will find it easier to wear certain styles of clothing and swim wear. Like many women who have had breast augmentation, you may have a boost in self-confidence.