What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation, sometimes referred to as a “breast size enhancement” or “boob job” by patients, procedure involves either using breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of breasts. This procedure also restores breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy/lactation, achieve a more rounded breast shape or improve natural breast size and asymmetry.
What breast augmentation surgery can do?
- Increase fullness and projection of breasts
- Improve symmetry and balance of breast and hip contours
- Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
What breast augmentation surgery can’t do
Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping or ptotic breasts. A breast lift may be required along with a breast augmentation for sagging or severely ptotic breasts to look fuller and lifted. Breast lifting is usually combined with augmentation at the same time or may require a separate procedure. You can get best opinion from your plastic surgeon that will assist you in making this decision.
What is breast implant removal surgery?
It is a surgical procedure to remove breast implants from previously done breast augmentation or breast reconstruction surgery. During this surgery, the surgeon may also remove the capsule, which is the scar tissue formed around the implant. usually, the scar tissue that forms around the implant is soft and does not need removal, but in certain cases it may harden, causing pain and discomfort with obvious disfigurement. That’s why usually capsulectomy (removal of scar tissue) is done along with implants removal. From safety point of view in best patient’s health interest it is recommended to have them exchanged or removed at every 10–15-year time This decision of exchange or removal is basically dependent on the individual and the patient’s needs and desires.In some rare cases, the outside shell of the implant breaks down resulting silicone to leak and the scar tissue around the implant to harden. It is important to understand that your implants should be removed for this reason at earliest possible to avoid breast deformity from silicon granulomas.
Implant Revision Surgery
What is breast implant revision surgery?
The breast implant revision surgery is to replace old breast implants with a new implant. At times, the purpose is also to change or improve the appearance of the breasts while updating the implant material, that can include:
- A simultaneous breast lift or reduction
- Reshaping the breast implant pocket to reposition the implant on the chest
- Either increasing or decreasing the size, shape or style of the breast implant
The wish to have breast implant revision surgery can be because of any of the following reasons:
- Wish to change the size of the breasts
- Pain from capsular contracture or obvious deformity
- Concern about rupture or migration of implant
- Change from saline to silicone or different style of implant
With the passage of time, breast implants can change shape or size due to contracture of its capsule, and the overlying breast tissue can also change, creating a look or feel to the breast that is less desirable than the original result. Also, many breast implants have a lifetime warranty on the actual implant device, but as per health safety guidelines after ten years it is generally recommended to replace the implants.
Breast implant revision surgery is not a standard procedure and needs to be tailored specifically to the patient’s desires as well as clinical scenario. Therefore, this surgery should be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well-trained, skilled and experienced in all types of breast surgery and who will listen to the patient’s desires and will develop a surgical plan specifically to address all of the issues simultaneously at the time of surgery.
Breast uplift /Mastopexy
What is breast lift surgery?
A breast lift, generally known as mastopexy, corrects the sagginess of the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to create a more rounded and youthful breast contour.
Currently due to increase awareness among general public the trend of mastopexy surgery has grown upto 60% in our country.
Sometimes the areola becomes stretched and enlarged over time, breast lift surgery will reduce this as well.
A breast lift rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted. A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape, volume and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:
- Weight fluctuations
What breast lift surgery can’t do?
Breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts or does not round out the upper part of your breast. If you want your breasts to look fuller, consider breast lift with breast augmentation at the same time.
If you want smaller breasts, consider combining breast lift and breast reduction surgery
What is breast reduction surgery?
A breast reduction also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and alleviate discomfort associated with excessively large breast (gigantomastia).
Disproportionately grown huge breasts resulting either on puberty or in pregnancy or in response to hormonal treatments, can cause both physical and emotional distress for patients with low self-esteem. Gigantic breast or macromastia results in severe physical discomfort in the form neck and back pains resulting from the weight of their breasts. The resulting pain can make it challenging for some patients to perform routine physical activities. beside physical ailments of macromastia, some patients experience emotional distress or significant mental health problems and social anxiety as a result of their large breasts.
Although breast reduction surgery is usually performed to relieve physical stress of the patients, it is also done in patients who do not have the symptoms of macromastia but are not happy with the size and appearance of their breasts as an aesthetic procedure. Patients opting to undergo breast reduction surgery for cosmetic concerns may refer any number of factors, including social stigmas and wardrobe concerns.
Fat Transfer to Breast
What is fat transfer breast augmentation?
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a procedure that essentially uses liposuction to harvest fat from other parts of your body that is further processed and injected into your breasts. This is a breast augmentation option for women who want a relatively small increase in breast size and would prefer natural results with no obvious contours.
Few important things to know about fat transfer breast augmentation:
- Pre-Expansion Technique Allows Successful Mega-Volume Fat Transfer to the Breasts
- Fat Transfer Provides Alternative to Breast Implants
- Single session of fat transfer is not enough as only 30% of properly processed fat is retained in the body rest is dissolved
- Generally 2 to 3 sessions of fat transfer are required for size increament
GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY MALE BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
Gynecomastia surgery, also known as “male boobs”reduction, is the surgical correction of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men.
What is gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery removes the over grown male breast, flattening and enhancing the chest contours.
In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin around the nipple). In these cases the position and size of the areola needs surgical correction and excision of excess skin.
Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammaplasty.
Causes of gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age but usually it appears at puberty. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs.
Gynecomastia can cause emotional disturbance and decrease your self-esteem. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities like gym, swimming and intimacy simply to hide their condition.
Gynecomastia is characterized by:
- Excess localized fat
- Excess glandular tissue development
- Sometimes excess breast skin
- Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)