Augmentation mammoplasty is the medical term for breast augmentation. Also referred to as breast enhancement or breast enlargement, this type of plastic surgery involves placing silicone breast implants either behind the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle to add size, shape, and fullness to the breast. Breast augmentation can be performed to make smaller breasts appear larger, balance breasts that are asymmetrical, or restore fullness that has diminished with age or as a result of pregnancy.
The breast enhancement process involves close communication and cooperation between patient and surgeon. Before breast implants are placed, many decisions must be made, including the type and size of the breast implant, where it will be placed, and the location of the incision.
Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?
If you are a healthy adult with a positive self-image, breast augmentation may be a good option for you. Discussing breast implants and breast augmentation with us may be a good way of answering any of your questions or addressing any concerns. The important thing is to make an informed decision that you feel confident about.
How long is the recovery period after breast enlargement surgery?
Most women can expect to return to work in a few days to a week. Exercise can typically be resumed two to three weeks following breast enlargement surgery.
Are Implants safe?
There have been concerns about safety of breast implants in the past. Present available data shows that breast implants do not lead to increase in incidence of breast cancer or autoimmune diseases.
Is breastfeeding possible after breast augmentation surgery?
Breast enlargement surgery should not affect a woman's ability to breastfeed.
Alternative Option to Breast Implant?
Yes there is an alternative present which has become quite a rage in the western countries and is also picking up in India. Fat cells are harvested from one's own body by liposuction and are transplanted into the breast. The advantage of this procedure is that one's own autologous tissue is being used and no foreign material (implant) is used. Also it is a minimally invasive procedure with no perceptable scars. Hence it is more natural.
Natural Breast Enhancement Options
Women who are wary of augmentation mammoplasty may turn to natural breast enhancement pills, creams or devices. However, these products are not without their own risks, so it is important to consult a physician before beginning any course of breast augmentation treatment. Also there are devices available in the market which when applied on the breast cause sustained negative pressure resulting in suctioning affect resulting in stretching of the breast skin and tissue. They apparently claim to increase the breast size but actually the breast is stretched and starts to droop down.