Breast augmentation surgery, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast enlargement, or breast implants, increases or restores breast size using different techniques such as silicone implants, saline implants, or fat transfer.
Since this technique does not correct severely drooping breasts, sometimes, it can be done in combination with breast lift surgery to enhance a better-proportioned and more rounded breast shape.
Ideal applicants for breast augmentation surgery may include:
- Ladies who want a better proportioned or more appealing figure
- Women whose breasts are asymmetric in size or shape
- Whose breasts’ size have been affected due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss
- Women who believe they might gain self-confidence or self-esteem from this procedure
- Women who want to reconstruct their breast structure after mastectomy
What Are the Different Breast Augmentation Procedures Available?
Depending on the size of your breasts and the results you hope to achieve, and your initial reasons for undertaking the treatment, this procedure can be done in various ways. The surgeon will decide the type of the technique and the number and location of incisions after carrying out a breast examination.
1. Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
Breast augmentation with fat transfer, also known as natural breast augmentation, involves extracting fat from one part of your body using a unique tool known as a cannula and injecting it into the breasts via a small incision. The extracted fat is usually taken from the stomach or thighs, in which the accumulation of fat is high.
2. Breast Implant Surgery
Breast implant surgery uses prosthetic implants designed to change the breasts’ size, shape, and contour. Either a saline solution or silicone gel can load these implants.
Since silicone implants offer a more natural look and feel and less risk of rippling, they are a more popular option.
For inserting the implants, incisions are made in an obscure area to keep scarring as hidden as possible. There are two principal types of implant placement:
- Subglandular implant placement: The implants are located directly behind the breast tissue and in front of the pectoral muscle.
- Subpectoral implant placement: The implants are placed in a pocket underneath the pectoral muscle. Your doctor’s method will depend on your body type, your preferred implant type, and how large the implants are. Breast implants should be long-lasting, typically needing to be replaced after around ten years.
Breast augmentation surgery is usually an outpatient procedure that lasts between one and two hours, and you will likely receive general anesthesia.
Potential Risks and Side Effects:
Like any surgical procedure, a breast augmentation surgery comes with some potential risks and side effects. Although they are rare, it is still essential to be aware of these before undergoing treatment.
- Breast pain
- Changes in nipple and breast sensation
- Implant position changes
- Implant leakage or rupture
- Scar tissue that distorts the shape of the breast implant (capsular contracture)In case you are worried about any side effects or risks at any point in your treatment journey, you can contact us.