Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, performed. Various factors, like age, genetics, pregnancies and changes in weight can lead to changes in the shape, size or appearance of breasts. Women, wishing to improve their breast size or have suffered changes in appearance, can achieve it with breast augmentation. In this operation, breast implants get placed inside the pocket behind existing tissues of breasts. Augmentation may increase or balance breast size, reform volume or shape in the cases of partial or total loss.
Breast Augmentation in Chennai – what you need to know.
Augmentation is unable to correct significantly sagging or drooping breasts – this case requires a breast lift to be performed, if necessary – at the same time as this procedure. Many options of breast implants, differing by shape, texture and profile, exist. One of the main decisions to make about choosing breast implants is whether to use silicone or saline implants. Silicone implants are made of silicone shell, filled with silicone gel and feel quite similar to natural breast tissue. Saline implants, on the other side, are made of a silicone rubber shell that is filled with sterile salt water solution, called saline solution.
Breast augmentation usually lasts two to three hours. Before the procedure, the surgeon marks the guidelines and any other marks for incisions or implant placement. Anaesthetic will be administered – usually, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. There are three main options for implant insertion: through the incisions in areola, armpit and under the breast crease. Resulting scars are minimized or hidden. Surgeon makes an incision in the designated place and separates breast tissues to reach an area, where the pocket will be formed. Then, he carefully creates the pocket.
The pocket could be created in three planes. The Sub-glandular pocket had the advantage of artificial contouring depending on the shape of implant and gives a better cleavage. The Sub-muscular pocket appears more natural with less chance of capsule contracture and infection but has the chance of displacement when repeated vigorous exercise is performed. Dual plane is also possible taking advantage of both the pockets. In some cases, surgeon may use an endoscope to create a path to the breast. Silicone implants are inserted using fingers or a touch less device.
Once they are inserted, surgeon inspects the breasts and ensures they are symmetric – and adds additional solution if required. In some cases, such as an insertion through belly-button, tissue expanders will be inserted first, creating a pocket for the implant. Incisions are closed using sutures on the tissue. The surgeon later prescribes medication as needed. Non-dissolving sutures are removed in one to two weeks. Majority of swelling is likely to subside within a couple of days. Thus a patient opting for a “Breast Enlargement” procedure using Implant must decide on three factors. The size and Profile of the Implant, incision site (the area where the scar would ultimately remain), and the plane of implant Placement.