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What is breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breasts. During this procedure, the surgeon puts breast implants under the breast tissues to make them look enhanced and enlarged.

This plastic surgery is performed to reconstruct the size and shape of the breasts. It improves the aesthetic appearance, makes the breasts look symmetrical, and fulfills the desired expectation of a patient to achieve a bigger breasts size.

Who can consider breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery is for females who want to increase their breast size along with enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the upper body. Also, you can undergo breast augmentation surgery if-

  • You want a bigger breast cup size
  • You want symmetrical breasts
  • You want to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the breasts

Different Techniques of Breast Augmentation Surgery

Periareolar

Inframammary fold or Sub-pectoral

Trans-axillary

Diagnosis

The plastic surgeon performs a thorough diagnosis before the breast augmentation procedure. The diagnosis may include a physical examination, where the surgeon will analyze the current shape and size of the breasts. During the evaluation, the plastic surgeon will ask about your medical history and current medications or supplements if you are taking any. The surgeon will also try to determine your expectations from the breast augmentation procedure to give you a better idea about the procedure.

Severity

Risks & Complications

There are certain risks and complications that are involved in breast augmentation procedures. Some of them are-

  • Breast pain
  • Rupture of breast implants
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Misplacement of breast implant
  • Blood clotting
  • Reaction to anesthetic agents
  • Chances of excessive bleeding during surgery
  • Temporary or permanent loss of sensitivity in the breasts

When to consult a Plastic Surgeon?

If you want to augment the size of your breasts, you can consult a plastic surgeon at your convenience. This is an elective procedure which means there is no designated time for undergoing the procedure. You can discuss your expectations with the surgeon and plan the surgery accordingly.


Questions to ask your doctor

How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation surgery?
What is the cost of breast augmentation surgery?
What is the experience and expertise of the surgeon?
How can breast augmentation surgery meet my expectations?
What are the risks and complications involved in breast augmentation surgery?
Will I be able to remove breast implants in the future, if I want to?
Is there any alternative treatment for breast augmentation except surgery?
What is the success rate of breast augmentation?
Will there be scars after breast augmentation surgery?

Treatment Options & Cost

Breast Augmentation is of two types- the first one is breast implants and the second one is fat transfer augmentation. In both types, there are different treatment options based on how you want your breasts to look. The right type of augmentation is suggested by the doctor after a detailed discussion.

Fat Transfer Augmentation

This type of augmentation leverages the liposuction technique to take fat from other body parts and inject it directly into the breasts. This method is usually recommended for a woman who wishes to increase her breast size to a small extent. The fat tissues are taken from the belly, flanks, back, or thighs.

Augmentation with Breast Implants

The most popular type of breast augmentation is breast implants. In this method, an implant is inserted behind each breast to increase the cup size and enhance its shape. The breast implants can be placed by using one of the following types of incisions-

  • Inframammary Fold or Sub-pectoral Incision- This incision is made underneath the breasts to allow the surgeon to place the implant precisely. It has minimal effects on the milk-producing glands.
  • Trans-axillary Incision- This incision is made in the armpit or axilla to insert the implant. The placement is done either above or below the pectoral muscle. The correct and symmetrical placement of implants is more difficult with this incision.
  • Peri-Areolar Incision– This incision is made around the nipple, i.e., the edges of the areola. Women who receive peri-areolar augmentation have more difficulty in breastfeeding. It is generally used for women who have small breasts without any fold.
  • Trans Umbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA)- It is a newer approach in which the incision is made on the belly button to insert the implant. This type of incision is made when subglandular saline implants are used to augment the breast size.
Insurance Coverage

Typically, breast augmentation surgery is not covered under health insurance when it is an elective procedure. If the surgery is performed for aesthetic reasons, the patient cannot use an insurance policy to cover the cost of treatment. However, there is an exception to this rule.

Insurance coverage is available for females who have had mastectomies. In this scenario, the procedure is considered a medical necessity instead of an elective surgery. If the breasts are abnormal due to trauma, disease, infection, tumors, or developmental conditions, the augmentation surgery is likely to be covered by insurance. If the breast implantation is being performed to improve the function of the breasts, the insurance providers may provide full or partial coverage for the breast augmentation surgery cost.

To learn more about the terms and conditions of health insurance, talk to your provider.

Recovery rate

The complete recovery after breast augmentation surgery may take somewhere around 4-6 weeks. However, one can resume work after 10-12 days of surgery. In addition, the duration of the recovery may also vary based on the profession you are in. The surgeon will recommend a few instructions for faster and smooth recovery-

  • Always lie on your back while sleeping.
  • Eat a healthy diet enriched with vitamins, fiber, nutrients, and protein to promote the healing process.
  • Always take your prescribed medication on time to minimize the chances of post-surgery complications.
  • Do consult your plastic surgeon, if you feel or notice any odd symptoms during your recovery period.
  • Wear a compression bra for at least 2-3 weeks post breast augmentation to support the breasts.
  • Avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol during your recovery period.
  • Do not remove your bandage on your own unless recommended by your plastic surgeon.
  • Do not take a hot water bath or soak your body in hot water as it can complicate the post-surgery recovery.
  • Avoid doing strenuous activities for at least 3-4 weeks post-surgery or as advised by your plastic surgeon.
  • Do not indulge in sexual activity for 3 weeks at least after breast augmentation surgery.

Long term outlook of the treatment

The result of breast augmentation surgery is long-lasting. Many women feel satisfied with the outcome of breast augmentation surgery. The treatment gives a woman the freedom to wear desired clothes according to their choice and taste.

The results of breast augmentation surgery are almost permanent if you maintain a healthy diet, regular weight, and follow all the given instructions by your plastic surgeon to preserve the results.

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FAQ

Does breast augmentation surgery change the shape of the breast?

Yes. Breast augmentation surgery may change the shape and size of the breast. In fact, you may see an improved aesthetic appearance of the breast post mammoplasty treatment. The breast may appear fuller and bigger after surgery.

When can I resume work post breast augmentation surgery?

You can resume work within a week post breast augmentation surgery. However, the complete recovery may take at least six to eight weeks. It is always advisable to consult the doctor before resuming work. Depending on the profession, the surgeon would recommend the correct time to resume work.

Why should you choose Pristyn Care for breast augmentation surgery?

Pristyn Care is one of the reputed healthcare providers. We have also partnered with top-notch hospitals that are fully equipped to make breast augmentation surgery accessible to all patients at an affordable cost. Some benefits of choosing Pristyn Care for breast augmentation surgery as compared to other healthcare providers are:

  • We have highly experienced plastic surgeons who perform and provide comprehensive breast augmentation treatment.
  • We offer free cab service to each patient for pick up and drop-off on the day of the breast augmentation surgery to make their commute process easy.
  • We provide multiple payment modes such as credit cards, debit cards, or no-cost EMI to reduce the medical finance burden from each patient who undergoes breast augmentation surgery.
  • We associate a dedicated care buddy to each patient on the day of the breast augmentation surgery to handle all the hospital admission paperwork until discharge.
  • We understand that recovery is a key factor in breast augmentation treatment. Therefore, we provide a free follow-up consultation.

 

 

Book your appointment today with the best plastic surgeon at Pristyn Care

If you are planning to undergo breast augmentation surgery, consult a highly experienced plastic surgeon at Pristyn Care. There are three easy ways to book an appointment with the best plastic surgeon:

  • Call on the mentioned number directly to speak to our medical coordinator about all the necessary details about the breast augmentation surgery. Our medical coordinator will listen to and answer all your queries.
  • You can also fill out the form given on the website as ‘Book Your Appointment’ with all the required details of the patient. Our medical coordinator will call you at the earliest to provide comprehensive assistance for breast augmentation treatment. In addition, the medical coordinator will book an appointment with an experienced plastic surgeon near you on your behalf for a thorough consultation for breast augmentation.
  • Download the Pristyn Care mobile application, which is available for Android as well as iOS. The doctors’ profiles are available on the application along with their experience records. You can scroll through the profiles and choose your plastic surgeon to book a slot for online or offline consultation at your convenience.
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