Breast Enlargement(Augmentation)

Breast augmentation is one of the most talked about procedure both among cosmetic patients and plastic surgeons. A cosmetically good looking breast does wonders for a patient’s life. This procedure increases the volume of the breast. This is done with the help of implants or fat injections. Breast enhancement can increase your natural size and correct sagging and volume loss associated with age, weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.

Augmentation can also be done via breast fat transfer. Excess fat is removed from one area (like the belly or thighs) via liposuction and then injected into the breasts. In some cases, implants are paired with fat transfer because the fat can help the implant sit more naturally.

Procedure

Surgery time depends on the type of procedure (implant vs fat). It also depends upon the amount of augmentation needed. Typically the procedure lasts 2-3 hours. The procedure is done under general anesthesia.

This procedure is typically performed with breast implants. They’re available in a range of diameters, volumes, and projections (how far it projects from the chest wall), and your surgeon can suggest a size that’s most appropriate for your body and goals. These flexible devices filled with silicone gel or saline (saltwater) are inserted via an incision around the nipples (per areolar), under the breasts (in the inframammary fold), or in the armpit (Trans axillary) and then placed under or over the pectoral muscle.

Augmentation can also be done via breast fat transfer. Excess fat is removed from one area (like the belly or thighs) via liposuction and then injected into the breasts. In some cases, implants are paired with fat transfer because the fat can help the implant sit more naturally.

Recovery

Pain can last for up to five days, with some soreness, swelling, bruising, and tightness lingering for a few weeks. Most patients are allowed to return to work within one week of surgery. Discomfort after surgery is treated with oral analgesic. While complications are rare, you can minimize potential problems by carefully following the after-care directions given at the time of discharge.