The cosmetic procedure of placing silicone or saline-filled implants within the breast tissue to increase the size and shape of the breasts is known as breast augmentation or breast implants.
There are multiple reasons why women choose to undergo breast implants surgery:
- To improve physical proportion and balance the figure
- To correct asymmetry or uneven breasts
- To restore breast volume after a mastectomy or other breast surgery
- To enhance self-image and boost self-confidence
- To restore breast volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or aging
It’s important that when anyone decides to get breast implants must consider and consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. It is important for the patients to understand the benefits and drawbacks before making a decision.
What is Breast Enhancement Surgery?
Breast enhancement surgery, which is also known as breast augmentation surgery, is a cosmetic procedure in which placing silicone or saline-filled implants within the breast tissue to increase the size and enhance the shape of the breasts. The main goal of this surgery is to get a more aesthetically pleasing appearance and to improve self-image and self-confidence. For the best and safe breast implant surgery choose Shobhit Aesthetics.
Who are the Best Candidates of Breast Implant Surgery?
- Women who are dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts are the best candidates.
- Women who have lost breast volume due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy.
- Who have a stable weight and are not planning to lose weight in the future.
- Women who are in good general health and do not have any medical conditions that would make surgery or anesthesia more dangerous.
- Women who have realistic expectations and understand the potential risks and complicat[ions of the surgery.
What are the Different Types of Breast Implants?
There are three main types of breast implants: silicone, saline, and gummy bear silicone implants. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the choice between the three often comes down to personal preference and individual anatomy.
Silicone Implants: In silicone implants, these are filled with a silicone gel which is totally matches the feel of natural breast tissue. They are often preferred by women who want a more natural feel and look at their breasts.
Saline Implants: In saline implants, these are filled with a sterile saltwater solution and are more affordable compared to silicone implants. They offer a more limited range of sizes and shapes compared to silicone implants, but they are still the best choice of women who want to change the appearance of their breasts.
Gummy Bear Silicone Implants: – In gummy bear breast implants, these are a type of silicone breast implant that are made with a thick, more cohesive form of a silicone gel. The gel which is used in gummy bear implants is thicker as compared to traditional silicone gel implants, offering the implants a firm and more cohesive feel.
Gummy bear implants are also comes in different shapes, that[ includes round and teardrop, to offer more customization options to the patient. They are a popular choice among women who want a more natural feel to their breasts, as well as those who are seeking a longer-lasting solution for their breast enhancement needs.
There are also variations within each type of implant, including the texture of the implant surface, the shape of the implant, and the type of fill. Dr. Shobhit Gupta will discuss the different options and help you determine the best type of implant for your specific needs and goals.
Before Breast Enhancement Surgery
During the consultation with Dr. Shobhit Gupta, he’ll examine your breasts and medical history, also discuss your goals and expectations of the surgery. He’ll also explain the different options for breast implants and incision locations.
Breast enhancement surgery is a personal decision, and it’s important to have realistic expectations about the outcome.
All surgical procedures carry risks and potential complications, Dr. Shobhit Gupta will discuss the specific risks associated with breast enhancement surgery.
If you are a smoker, it is recommended to quit smoking several weeks before and after the surgery, as smoking can affect negatively and slow down the healing process that can increase the risk of complications.
Arrange for a responsible person to accompany you to and from the breast implant surgery.
Follow Dr. Shobhit Gupta’s pre-operative instructions including what to eat and drink, medications to take or avoid, and any other pre-operative preparations.
At Shobhit Aesthetics, you can ask for the before and after pictures of the patients to check the results.
During breast implant surgery
Breast implant surgery is generally done under general anesthesia that takes one to two hours to complete the procedure. The duration of the complete procedure can vary depending on the type of implant, the location of the incision, and the technique used by your surgeon’s. However, there are following steps are typical during a breast implant procedure:
Anesthesia: Before the surgery, general anesthesia is given to the patient to ensure that the patient are comfortable throughout the procedure.
Incision: The surgeon will make an incision in one of several locations, including in the armpit, around the nipple, or under the breast fold. The incision size and location will depend on the type of implant and the patient’s anatomy.
Pocket creation: The surgeon will create a pocket for the implant either above or below the muscle. The location of the pocket will be determined based on the patient’s anatomy, the surgeon’s preference, the type of implant.
Placement of the Implant: The implant is inserted through the incision and positioned within the pocket. If required, the surgeon may adjust the position of the implant to get the desired result.
Closure: The incision is closed using sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape. Dressings and bandages will be applied to help promote healing.
After the Breast Implant Surgery
After breast implant surgery, the patient may experience some level of discomfort, swelling, and little bruising on the treated area after the surgery, but you will be prescribed pain killer to help reduce any discomfort.
The patient needs to take rest and avoid strenuous activities for at least a few weeks after the surgery. You can expect to resume normal activities within a few weeks as recommend by the surgeon. But it takes a few months to fully recover and for the swelling to go a[wa[y. You should avoid activities that may put stress on your chest, such as heavy lifting, for several weeks after the surgery.
What are the risks and complications of breast implant surgery?
- Breast tissue hardening
- Implant rupture that can cause small lumps called silicone granulomas and form
- Creases or folds that can be easily noticeable in the implant
- Position change of the implant within the breast
- Dissatisfied with the results
- Nerve damage
These are some of the risks and complications associated with breast implant surgery, to avoid severe complications always choose a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon.
What is the cost of Breast Implant Surgery?
The cost of breast implant surgery can vary, but on average, it starts from INR 150000 depending on several factors, like the surgeon’s fee, the type of implant, the location of the surgery, and the complexity of the procedure.
It’s important to keep in mind that the cost of breast implant surgery is a significant investment, and it’s essential to choose a board-certified, skilled, experienced plastic surgeon and to carefully consider the potential risks and benefits before undergoing the procedure.