Symptoms• Enhance your appearance if you think your breasts are too small or that one is smaller than the other
• Adjust for a reduction in the size of your breasts after pregnancy
• Correct uneven breasts after breast surgery for other conditions
• Improve your self-confidence
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Breast augmentation also known as augmentation mammoplasty — is surgery to increase breast size. It involves placing breast implants under breast tissue or chest muscles. For some women, breast augmentation is a way to feel more confident. For others, it's part of rebuilding the breast for various conditions. If you're considering breast augmentation, talk to a plastic surgeon. Make sure you understand what surgery involves, including possible risks, complications and follow-up care.
FAQWhat is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is the surgery performed to increase or equalise the size of breasts by using implants.
What material is used as an implant for breast augmentation surgery?
Three common types of implants used are saline filled, silicone filled and silicone-gel filled implants.
What are the risks associated with breast augmentation?
Common risks are contraction of the implanted breast due to scar formation, infection, pain in breast and rupture of the implant.
Can breast augmentation surgery prevent sagging?
Breast augmentation does not guarantee prevention of sagging of breasts. Weight gain, loss and aging also continue to change the appearance of breast even after surgery.
Can I breast feed after getting a breast augmentation surgery?
Some women do find it difficult to breastfeed after the surgery. Consult the surgeon regarding the safest technique for this purpose.
What is the pre-operative and post-operative care to be followed?
Before the surgery, certain medicines like Aspirin have to be stopped. Careful selection of implant and technique should be undertaken with the surgeon. After the surgery, painkillers and anti-swelling medicines may be prescribed. Follow-ups are advised at regular intervals via Mammograms and MRI scans.
How much time does the breast augmentation surgery take?
This surgery is usually a day-care surgery in which the patient is relieved the same day, in clinic or out-patient setting. It is performed under local anaesthesia.
What are the side effects of breast augmentation?
After the surgery, swelling, pain and bruising around the breast are commonly seen temporary side effects. Medications for the same are prescribed.
How long does a breast augmentation last?
If the breast implant does not rupture or leak, then the average life of an implant is said to be 10 years, after which further surgery may be opted for.
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