Breast Enlargement Or Reduction
Breast augmentation is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness and size of the breasts or to improve symmetry of the breasts. The cosmetic and aesthetic surgeon at GNH Hospital. Dr Preeti Pandya and Dr Sumita Singh specializes in both the Breast Augmentation as well as Breast Reduction Procedures. Breast Reduction is mostly done in middle aged women with sagging breasts. In Breast Reduction Dr Preeti Pandya and Dr Sumita Singh removes some excess Breast tissue and firms up the breasts. With good quality Silicone Implants the cost of Breast Augmentation Surgery at GNH Hospital is approximately USD 3000. Special packages for Indian patients can be availed by calling at 91-8800188336
Who Should Consider Breast Surgery
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.
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
Cost And Recovery Time
The patients can walk in and walk out of the hospital after the surgery. If general anesthesia is used then the stay would be one day at the hospital. There is hardly any recovery time and the cost of the surgery ranges between USD 2200 for Breast Lipofilling and USD 2800 for Breast implant surgery.
Candidate For Breast Augmentation
The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider breast augmentation:
You believe your breasts are too small for your body.
You feel self-conscious wearing a swimsuit or form-fitting or low-cut tops.
Clothes that fit your hips are too large at the bust line.
Your breasts have become smaller or less firm after you've had children.
Your breasts have become smaller due to weight loss.
One of your breasts is noticeably smaller than the other.
If you are in good health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
In breast augmentation using implants, your surgeon makes an incision, lifts the breast tissue, creates a pocket in the chest/breast area and places an implant in the pocket.
An additional option for breast augmentation is autologous fat transfer, a process in which your surgeon removes your own fat, using liposuction, from a fat-yielding body part (such as your abdomen, thighs, or flanks) processes it and then injects it into your breasts. This procedure is currently considered experimental, due to a limited history of data, but the process has shown promise.
Position Of Breast Implant
Multiple factors, including your anatomy and your surgeon's recommendations, will determine how your breast implant is inserted and positioned. The implant is placed in a pocket either:
Underneath the pectoral muscle, which is located between the breast tissue and chest wall.
Underneath the breast tissue and on top of the pectoral muscle.
Breast implants are placed either above or below the pectoral muscle.
Placement of the implant underneath the pectoral muscle may interfere less with mammograms and breast-feeding. Your plastic surgeon will discuss this with you.
What are my options?
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.
The goal of your aesthetic plastic surgeon and staff is to help you achieve the best results and to make your surgical experience as easy, safe and comfortable as possible.
What will my breast augmentation incisions and scars be like?
An incision can be made in one of four places:
Inframammary: Underneath the breast, just above the crease
Transaxillary: Near the armpit, where the arm meets the chest area
Periareolar: Around the lower edge of the areola (the dark area surrounding the nipple)
Transumbilical: in the navel
Is breast augmentation safe?
It is important for women with breast implants to keep in mind that while breast implants are intended to last your lifetime, replacement may become necessary. After breast implant surgery, you should have periodic examination by Dr Shilpi Bhadani to monitor your implants.