Breast augmentation is one of the most popular requirements of patients going in for a plastic surgery/ cosmetic surgery.The procedure results in increasing the size of the breasts by using breast implants or fat. This procedure is also called augmentation mammoplasty.Breast lift for severe breast sagging is done along with breast augmentation. Moreover, patients also prefer to go for breast reduction surgery in case they are experiencing heavy breasts issue.
Initially a pre-surgery evaluation tests are done prior to breast enlargement procedure or breast reconstruction process wherein the patient needs to get the below mentioned elements checked:
The breast augmentation procedure is done under intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia. Incisions are made in areolar edge, the fold under the breast and in the armpit area to avoid visible scarring. Incisions depend on the type of breast implant, degree of enlargement and anatomy (structure) of the breast. Then breast implant is placed in place either over or under the pectoral muscle. Then the incisions are closed.
Breast augmentation helps women gain and strengthen their confidence and also improve the appearance. It has been one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world.
Breast augmentation surgery has gone up about 30% in the last 10 years.
Patient is admitted 1 day prior to prepare for surgery and is discharged the same day of the surgery if there are no complications.
The most common indications for a breast augmentation surgery are:
Though this surgery is highly popular among women, it is not recommended in following conditions.
Patients are suggested to visit their surgeon as instructed and following are some points to be noted during the recovery time.