Breast implants are medical devices that are implanted under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle to increase(augment) breast size or to rebuild(reconstruct) breast tissue after mastectomy or other damage to the breast. Breast augmentation surgery can increase the fullness and projection of your breasts and improve the balance of your figure, enhancing your self-image and self-confidence.
Breast Augmentation Candidates
- You are physically healthy.
- You have realistic expectations.
- Your breasts are fully developed.
- You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small.
- You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, after weight loss or with aging.
- You are unhappy with the upper part of your breast appearing “empty.”
- Your breasts are asymmetrical.
- One or both breasts failed to develop normally or have an elongated shape.
Types of Breast Implant
Silicone Breast Implants
These are FDA-approved for breast augmentation in women. Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel that feels a bit more like natural breast tissue. If the implant leaks, the gel may remain within the implant shell or escape into the breast implant pocket, but the implant will not collapse.
Fat transfer breast augmentation uses Liposuction to take fat from other parts of the body and inject it into the breasts. This is an option for women who are looking for a relatively small increase in breast size and would prefer natural results. Your doctor may have you use a Tissue Expansion System during the weeks before your surgery to improve results. You may require touch-up injections to retain your improved shape. Certain risks are associated with this breast augmentation technique.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
A post-surgical breast augmentation recovery period of 24 to 48 hours and an additional reduced-activity period of a few days, you will likely experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks.
You may be permitted to go home after a few hours. Before leaving, you will be given specific instructions. Be sure to carefully follow all instructions, which may include the following:
- How to care for your breasts following surgery?
- Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing.
- Reduce the risk of infection.
- When to follow-up with your Doctor?
Breast Augmentation Results
Breast augmentation surgery results are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will subside and incision lines will fade. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you fully recover from surgery.
In order to achieve optimal breast augmentation results, it is important that you follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions and return for follow-up visits.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is breast implants ?
Breast implants are medical devices that are implanted under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle to increase (augment) breast size or to rebuild (reconstruct) breast tissue after mastectomy or other damage to the breast. Breast augmentation surgery can increase the fullness and projection of your breasts and improve the balance of your figure, enhancing your self-image and self-confidence.
How much do breast implants cost?
An exact figure can be difficult to find, as prices vary. But breast augmentation costs 1 .25 lakh depending on the implant type chosen. All fees include; surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees, hospital costs, the cost of implants, post-surgery care, scar management as well as any ongoing check-ups, which are all included as part of our commitment to patient satisfaction.
What are symptoms of breast implant illness?
- Joint and muscle pain. - Chronic fatigue. - Memory and concentration problems. - Breathing problems. - Sleep disturbance. - Rashes and skin problems. - Dry mouth and dry eyes. - Anxiety.
How long do breast implants last?
Although breast implants don’t actually expire, they aren’t guaranteed to last a lifetime. The average saline or silicone implants may last anywhere from 10 to 20 years.
What happens if you don't replace breast implants?
If a ruptured silicone implant is left in place, the silicone could cause inflammation that results in pain or the development of scar tissue (i.e. capsular contracture). For this reason, some insurance companies will cover removal of a ruptured silicone breast implant. Saline implants are less clear-cut however.