Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that may enhance your appearance by making your breasts more proportionate to the rest of your body. Dr. Anjali offers fat grafting and various types of breast implants at Dr. Anjali's Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, Visakhapatnam. Book a consultation today!
Hypomastia, or abnormally small breasts, is a condition that affects the development of women’s breasts, causing them to be smaller than average. This can lead to feelings of self-consciousness and insecurity, as well as difficulty finding clothes that fit properly.
Hypomastia is caused by a typical hereditary predisposition in over 90% of cases. The breasts simply do not develop correctly as a result of the way the genes are programmed. In other cases, hypomastia may be caused by certain medical conditions, such as Poland syndrome.
Breast hypomastia can also be caused by changes in the body after significant weight loss or pregnancy. The breasts may appear to shrink and start drooping.
The surgical removal of breast, as in mastectomy for cancer may also cause breast hypomastia needing treatment.
The most common treatment for hypomastia is breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that has gained immense popularity in recent years. Also known as breast enlargement, breast enhancement or a ‘boob job’, the surgery involves fat grafting or the placement of implants in order to achieve fuller, rounder breasts. For many women, breast augmentation can help to boost self- confidence and create a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing figure.
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Good candidates for breast augmentation are:
Women who have lost one or both their breasts after a mastectomy and want to restore their breasts should opt for breast reconstruction surgery.
Keep in mind that breast augmentation is a personal decision that should be made to fulfill one’s own desire for bigger breasts, not to satisfy the expectations of others.
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Silicone Breast Implants: Silicone implants are a popular material for breast augmentation surgeries. The cohesive gels in them make them safe and natural, while also providing the option to choose between round or tear-drop shapes with various sizes available. The implants can have texture or they may be smooth. Both these types of implants are used extensively across the world. At Dr. Anjali’s clinic, all the options available will be discussed with you in detail so that you can take a decision about the type and size of the implant. You can also ask for pre and postoperative photographs of patients who have undergone this surgery to get a clearer idea.
Saline Breast Implants: Saline implants are a popular alternative to silicone implants. They’re filled with sterile salt water, and are either pre-filled or can be filled after insertion into your breasts.
The use of one’s own body fat to increase breast size is a more natural way to augment breast size. In this procedure, fat is removed from the person’s own body, processed and injected to give fuller and more natural looking breasts. However, this procedure may need to be done more than once to achieve the desired results. The type of surgery or breast implants most suitable for the patient will be decided during the consultation.
At Dr. Anjali's Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, Visakhapatnam, the surgeon will ask you about your reasons for wanting breast implant surgery as well as your expectations for the results. Dr. Anjali will also review your medical history, including any allergies or other diseases you have, as well as any medications or supplements you are taking. Your lifestyle and habits will be discussed in detail. Your family history of any disease, particularly breast cancer, will be reviewed. Finally, the methods of breast enlargement, their benefits and risks, and possible complications will be discussed. Together, this information will help Dr. Anjali determine which breast augmentation surgery is right for you.
The operation is typically done under general anesthesia, with the incision made either through the areola or in the breast crease depending on the patient’s anatomy. Sometimes the surgery may also be done through an incision in the armpit. All incisions are made such that they are as inconspicuous as possible.
The breast implant is then inserted and placed either behind the breast or behind the chest wall muscle which is popularly known as the p major. For a more natural looking breast, the dual plane augmentation may be done where the upper part of the implant sits under the muscle while the lower part sits under the breast.
The procedure most suitable for you will be discussed at the time of your consultation.
Fat grafting or autologous fat transfer is a popular breast augmentation technique in which fat is removed from the tummy, buttocks, or thighs via syringe liposuction. The fat is then allowed to settle and the fluid and blood components are removed. The remaining fat is injected under the breasts with the help of a syringe. This technique can provide a natural-looking breast augmentation with minimal scarring. This procedure is ideal for women who do not want a foreign material in their bodies. However this procedure may need to be done more than once to achieve the desired results.
Also, this procedure can be added along with breast implant surgery in order to create a more natural looking breast shape. This procedure also works when a lady has unequal breasts either developmentally or following a surgery like lumpectomy.
The recovery after breast augmentation is similar for both implant surgery and fat grafting. You will be monitored for a few hours at the clinic to make sure you’re recovering well. After breast augmentation surgery, it will take about three days for the pain and soreness to settle. Dr. Anjali might prescribe certain medications to alleviate this discomfort.
The stitches are usually dissolving stitches, however if non dissolving stitches are used, they will be removed after 5 days.
You will need to wear a customised supportive bra for 6 weeks for the tissues to mould well in position. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 6 weeks to allow healing.
Since breast augmentation is usually a cosmetic procedure, it is not covered by insurance. The overall breast augmentation surgery cost can be broken down into several different components:
The doctor will determine the final cost of the surgery at the consultation, after evaluating your individual needs and goals and discussing the benefits and risks of breast augmentation surgery.
The cost of breast augmentation in Visakhapatnam starts from Rs. 70,000/- with the added implant cost of Rs. 50,000/-.
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With breast augmentation, you can expect:
Breast augmentation is a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure, and it has a very high success rate. However, as with any surgery, there are some potential risks that should be considered before undergoing the procedure.
The most common complications specific to breast augmentation surgery are capsular contracture, implant leakage or rupture, and changes in nipple and breast sensation. These complications though seemingly unsettling are rarely seen. Board-certified Plastic surgeon Dr. Anjali has many years of experience with breast augmentation surgery and she will do her best to ensure that these problems do not occur.
Then there are complications like infection and haematoma (blood collection) that may be seen with any kind of surgery and are not specific to breast augmentation. However these also are rare and will be appropriately managed by if they occur.
All the possible risks and complications will be discussed with you in detail during the consultation with Dr. Anjali .
Breast implants are used extensively worldwide and have been proven to be absolutely safe. At Dr. Anjali ’s clinic we use only high quality and FDA approved implants and maintain the highest standard of sterility in the operation theatre to minimise the occurrence of complications.Book Appointment
Dr. Anjali Saple is a skilled and experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Visakhapatnam, India. She has a keen eye for aesthetics and is a perfectionist to the core. Dr. Anjali Saple completed her M.B.B.S, M.S. General Surgery and DNB Plastic Surgery from the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak Hospital, Mumbai. She then took special training in Cosmetic Surgery at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, USA, and at Santa Casa Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been practicing as a Consultant Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon in Visakhapatnam for the last 22 years. She regularly upgrades her skills to impart the best possible care to her patients and her 25 years of experience have made her one of the most sought-after surgeons in Visakhapatnam, India.