» Breast Enlargement
Increasing the size of the breasts by
surgical insertion of breast implants is called breast augmentation.
Augmentation Mammaplasty is typically performed to enlarge small breasts or
breasts that have decreased in size after a woman has had children. It is
accomplished by surgically inserting an implant behind each breast.Breast
implants are safe and there is no evidence to suggest they cause breast
cancer or other diseases. Your surgeon will be able to discuss this further
at the time of the consultation.
The surgery is done under a general anaesthetic. Three types of incisions
can be made for this surgery.Usually an incision is made either under the
breast, around the areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple), or in
the armpit. A pocket is created for the implant either behind the breast
tissue or behind the muscle between the breast and the chest wall.The
implant is inserted in the pocket and the pocket is closed.
Following surgery, you will wear a gauze dressing or surgical bra. Post
surgery, there maybe some restriction of vigorous activities especially
lifting heavy objects. Most women can go back to work in one week and to
normal activities in about 2-3 weeks. This will also depend on your general
level of fitness and the type of job you do.
The most common of the known risks
associated with breast implants is capsular contracture, a tightening of
scar tissue around the implant, which results in varying degrees of breast
firmness and may cause pain or changes in the breast's appearance. Other
known risks include implant rupture (deflation of a saline-filled implant)
and temporary or permanent changes in nipple or breast sensation.
Traditionally, breast implants have been round and work by adding volume to
the breasts. However a new variety called anatomical of teardrop shaped
implants are also now available which give more natural shape to the
Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation
Fat taken from the patient's own body is the latest procedure for adding
volume to the breasts. Fat is generally taken from the patient's tummy,
thighs or buttocks by liposuction,processed and transferred to the breast.
It is more natural than implants and can also be used to fill in defects
post breast reconstruction. Fat grafting can be used in conjunction with
implants to add volume & shape to breasts .The fat grafting is a good
procedure for correcting the asymmetry in size of both breasts .Dr Anup Dhir
has extensive experience in fat grafting and it is being routinely done at
Image Medical Centre.