Breast Augmentation Surgery or Augmentation Mammoplasty

    About the Treatment

    Breast Augmentation or Augmentation Mammoplasty aids in altering the shape, texture and size of women's breasts. Saline and silicone gel implants and fat transfer, are among the common methods used to carry out a successful aesthetic breast augmentation surgery.

  • Complete and relevant blood tests to be conducted before the surgery, as prescribed by the treating doctor.
  • Blood thinning medications should be clearly identified and stopped as per the doctor's instructions.
  • Intake of nicotine should be completely stopped before the surgery.
  • The treating doctor will measure, photograph and study the patient's breasts, for understanding the desired results and recording the patient's medical history.
  • May undergo a mammogram and ultrasound breast.

The surgeon may make the following incisions during a breast augmentation surgery

  • Inframammary (just under the breast)
  • Periareolar (edge of skin around the nipple)
  • Transaxillary (under the arm)

The treating doctor will position the breast implants through either sub-muscular or sub-glandular placement and then fill the implants with saline or silicone.

  • The patient should be prepared for post procedure pain and swelling for a few weeks.
  • Regular simple arm exercises are recommended to speed the healing process and reduce pain.
  • Strenuous and heavy physical activity should be avoided for 1-2 months or more based on the patient's recovery post the procedure.

Specialised healthcare provisions and experienced doctors, minimise the risks and complications associated with the procedure. However, a patient should be aware of all plausible risks and complications, before undergoing the procedure-

  • Adverse reaction to anaesthesia during the procedure.
  • Post procedure infections.
  • Fluid (seroma) collection, due to improper drainage.
  • Distorted appearance after the surgery due to incorrect positioning of the implant. This may lead to a second corrective surgery.
  • Continuous pain in the arm and breast.
  • Change in sensation on the breast or nipple.

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