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  Breast Augmentation  
  Breast Augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast for a number of reasons :
  • To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small.
  • To correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy.
  • To balance a difference in breast size.
  • As a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.
 
     
 
                

                
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AM I RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY ?

The best candidates for breast augmentation are women who have adequate laxity of skin and require moderate augmentation.  If you're physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF IMPLANTS USED FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION ?

The shell of an implant can be made up of silicone or polyurethane foam. It can be filled with either silicone gel or a salt-water solution known as saline. The implants can be pre-filled i.e. with a fixed volume, or inflatable, where saline is injected and the size can be adjusted within a small range. The implants are available in various sizes and shapes.

Dr. Patankar would discuss advantages / disadvantages of each in great detail to make sure that you make an intelligent, knowledge based choice of the implant.

WHAT ARE THE UNCERTAINTIES AND RISKS ?

Breast augmentation is a relatively straightforward procedure. But as with any operation, there are risks associated with surgery and specific complications associated with this procedure.

Some of the possible complications are common to any surgery like, risk of anesthesia, hematoma, infection etc. However they are rare in hands of an experienced surgeon. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia with some sedative. This avoids the risk of general anesthesia. Some patients especially smokers can have delayed wound healing or exposure of implant.

If  the implants are inserted through a cut in underarms, there is possibility of outward displacement of an implant. If a cut is made around the areola, the nipple may loose its sensation. Hence these approaches are not preferred. The commonest approach is 'from under the breast', which is very safe.

Occasionally, breast implants may break or leak. The possibility of leak is more in saline-filled implants than in silicone  gel filled implants. Rupture can occur as a result of severe injury; however it's extremely rare. If a saline - filled implant breaks, the implant will deflate in a few hours and the body will harmlessly absorb the salt water.

Silicone gel-filled implant have no valve and hence possibility of leak is very remote. The normal handling of breast can never cause damage to implant. The implants are highly elastic and hence even in case of injury, they are unlikely to rupture. If the injury was to be so severe as to fracture the ribs and rupture the implants, one of two things may occur. If the shell breaks, the gel may stilled be retained in the shell because of its highly cohesive nature, if the shell breaks and gel does escape out but the scar capsule around the implant does not rupture you may still not detect any change. If the scar also breaks or tears, especially following extreme pressure, silicone gel may move into surrounding tissue. The gel may collect in the breast and cause a new scar to form around it. There may be a change in the shape or firmness of the breast and this might make detection of breast cancer difficult.

BREAST IMPLANTS NEVER CAUSE CANCER

What is the realistic possibility of an injury severe enough to rupture an implant, cause the cohesive gel to escape from the shell, cause the scar capsule around the implant to rupture, spread the gel into the breast, cause hardness of the breast and then on top of all this, for the same lady to develop breast cancer on the same side at the same site and then have difficulty in diagnosis.

Implant is placed behind the breast and not within the breast. Hence it doesn't disturb the breast in anyway. The lady can even breast feed her child normally after an implant surgery.

Overall incidence of complication is extremely remote and this is considered a very safe procedure. And hence augmentation mammoplasty has been one of the commonest cosmetic surgical procedures all over the world.

HOW DO I PLAN MY SURGERY ?

Dr.Patankar will evaluate your health and explain which surgical techniques are most appropriate for you, based on the condition of your breasts and skin tone. He would also discuss the surgical approach and the placement of resultant scars. If your breasts are sagging, you may further need a breast lift.

Be sure to discuss your expectations frankly with your surgeon. He would in turn be equally frank with you, describing you alternatives and the risks and limitations of each. And, be sure to tell your surgeon if you smoke, and if you're taking any medications, vitamins, or other drugs.

Your surgeon should also explain the costs involved based on your choice of implant and the procedure.

CAN I COMBINE THIS SURGERY WITH OTHER SURGERY ?

Yes, this surgery is routinely combined with liposuction of abdomen, waist, arm or tummy tuck. This would enhance the breast projection and at the same time give you flat abdomen with nicely carved waistline. The combined result is simply amazing.

HOW DO I PREPARE MYSELF FOR SURGERY ?

You would be asked to get certain basic tests done like blood and urine examination. Chest X-ray, E.C.G. , mammography may be asked for in certain patients especially above the age of 35 years.

Your surgeon will give you instructions to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and 'taking' or 'avoiding' certain vitamins and medications.

While making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery. However, you would be able to do all the daily activities from very next day.

HOW LONG WOULD I NEED TO STAY IN THE HOSPITAL ?

The surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis; rarely does it require an inpatient stay. Most of the patients can leave the hospital within 6 to 8 hours after the surgery.

IS THE SURGERY PAINFUL ?

The surgery is generally performed under local anesthesia with oral or intravenous sedatives. You'll be awake during the surgery, but relaxed and insensitive to pain. You can enjoy your favorite music during the surgery or have a chat with the surgeon. General anesthesia may be used for the patients who are very anxious; in that case, you'll sleep through the operation.

WHAT IS THE SURGICAL TECHNIQUE USED ?

The method of inserting and positioning your implant will depend on your anatomy and your surgeon's recommendation. The incision can be made either in the crease where the breast meets the chest, around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), or in the armpit. Every effort will be made to assure that the incision is so placed that resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible.

Working through the incision, the surgeon will lift your breast tissue and skin to create a pocket, either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath your chest wall muscle (the pectoral muscle). The implants are then centered beneath your nipples.

Most of the times, there are no stitches on the skin. The skin is stuck with special glue in order to minimize the scar. A gauze bandage may be applied over your breasts to help with healing.

The surgery usually takes one to two hours to complete.

WHAT CARE DO I NEED TO TAKE AFTER THE SURGERY ?

You're likely to be up and around in 3-4 hours after the surgery. You would have a small gauze dressing for about 8 dressing. You would be advised to wear a supporting bra after the surgery. The only discomfort experienced by most of the patients some tightness of skin and some heaviness of breast. This can be easily controlled by medication prescribed by your doctor. Most of your discomfort can be controlled by medications prescribed by your doctor. The heaviness and tightness would go down in 10 ~ 15 days as your skin relaxes and you get accustomed to a bigger breasts.

You would need 2 ~ 3 follow up visits.

WHEN CAN I RESUME MY DAILY ACTIVITIES AND JOIN MY DUTIES ?

You should be able to return to work the very next day, depending on the level of activity required for your job.

Follow your surgeon's advice on when to begin exercises and normal activities. Your breasts will probably be sensitive to direct stimulation for two to three weeks, so you should avoid vigorous physical contact during the period.

After that, breast contact is fine once your breasts are no longer sore, usually three to four weeks after surgery. Your scars will be firm and pink for at least six weeks. With passage of time, your scars will begin to fade.

Although they may never disappear completely, they area very minimally visible.

IS THERE ANY LONG TERM CARE REQUIRED AFTER BREAST IMPLANTS ?

Breast implants don't require any special care in the long term. You can even continue doing routine breast screening test.

When you request a routine mammogram, be sure to go to a reliable radiology centre where technicians are experienced and the special techniques required to get a mammogram for breast with implants. Additional views at times may be required. Ultrasound examinations may be of benefit if some women with implants to detect breast lumps or to evaluate the implant.

YOUR NEW LOOK

For almost all the women, the result of breast augmentation is satisfying, even exhilarating, as they appreciate their fuller appearance. Your self esteem will go up and you will experience a new, never before, confidence to face the world.

 

 
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 I was very much conscious about my small breast size and Breast augmentation made me feel very confident. Grateful to you.
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