Breast Implant Surgery in Nashik
Breasts are a major factor constituting a woman’s silhouette. Breast Augmentation is a purely cosmetic procedure but in some cases, it can be used for a correctional purpose also. It helps women gaining a silhouette they desire raising their self-confidence and solving their body image issues.
Women undergo this procedure for both cosmetic and medical reasons such as :
- balancing the size of breasts,
- adding volume after weight loss or childbirth or
- correction of an abnormality.
Implants are placed under breast tissues to give them a fuller look. It is generally a low-risk procedure. There are saline and silicone implants.
Dr Nerkar will decide everything about the surgery keeping in mind your requirements and the final outcome. It is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. A patient can get back to non-strenuous work within a week of the surgery.
Breast augmentation is a procedure to enlarge or change the shape of the breasts.
Breast augmentation is done by placing implants behind breast tissue or under the chest muscle.
An implant is a sac filled with either sterile salt water (saline) or a material called silicone.
The surgery is done at an outpatient surgery clinic or in a hospital.
- Most women receive general anesthesia for this surgery. You will be asleep and pain-free.
- If you receive local anesthesia, you will be awake and will receive medicine to numb your breast area to block pain.
- There are different ways to place breast implants:
- In the most common technique, the surgeon makes a cut (incision) on the underside of your breast, in the natural skin fold. The surgeon places the implant through this opening. Your scar may be a little more visible if you are younger, thin, and have not yet had children.
- The implant may be placed through a cut under your arm. The surgeon may perform this surgery using an endoscope. This is a tool with a camera and surgical instruments at the end. The endoscope is inserted through the cut. There will be no scar around your breast. But, you may have a visible scar on the underside of your arm.
- The surgeon may make a cut around the edge of your areola This is the darkened area around your nipple. The implant is placed through this opening. You may have more problems with breastfeeding and loss of sensation around the nipple with this method.
- A saline implant may be placed through a cut near your belly button. An endoscope is used to move the implant up to the breast area. Once in place, the implant is filled with saline.
- The type of implant and implant surgery can affect:
- How much pain you have after the procedure
- The appearance of your breast
- The risk for the implant breaking or leaking in the future
- Your future mammograms
- Your surgeon can help you decide which procedure is best for you.
How does a breast augmentation work?
In breast augmentation, an implant or fat from your body is surgically inserted behind each of your breasts. The implants sit either behind the muscles in your chest or behind the tissue of your natural breasts. This can raise your breast size by a cup or more.
You can choose a contoured or round breast implant. The implant material works to boost the size of your breasts as well as provide shape in areas that may have previously felt “empty.”
Keep in mind breast augmentation isn’t the same procedure as a breast lift. A lift works to correct sagging breasts.
Implants are generally soft, flexible shells made of silicone that are filled with either saline or silicone. While there’s been some controversy surrounding the use of silicone implants, they’re still widely popular among people who choose breast augmentation surgery.
Procedure for a breast augmentation
If you elect to have breast augmentation surgery, you’re most likely to have it done in an outpatient surgical center or similar facility. Most of the time, people are able to go home the same day as the procedure.
The procedure will most likely be performed under general anesthesia so you don’t feel any pain. Follow your surgeon’s instructions to prepare in the 24 hours before your procedure.
Your surgeon will place your breast implants using one of three types of incisions:
- inframammary (beneath your breast)
- axillary (in the underarm)
- periareolar (in the tissue surrounding your nipples)
Your surgeon will then create a pocket by separating the tissue of your breast from your chest muscles and tissue. Your implants will be placed inside these pockets and centered inside your breasts.
If you’ve opted for saline implants, your surgeon will fill them with sterile saline solution once the shell has been placed successfully. If you choose silicone, they’ll already be filled.
After your surgeon has placed your implants successfully, they’ll close your incisions with stitches, and then bandage them securely with surgical tape and surgical glue. You’ll be monitored in recovery, and then released to go home once the anesthesia wears off enough.
What to expect after a breast augmentation
After your breast augmentation procedure, your surgeon will probably advise you to wear a bandage that compresses your breasts or a sports bra for the support you need during recovery. They may prescribe medication for pain, too.
Your surgeon will also make recommendations regarding when to return to regular work and recreational activities. Most people may go back to work in a few days, but you might need up to a week off for recovery. If your job is more physical, you might require longer time off work to heal.
When it comes to exercise and physical activity, you’ll need to avoid anything strenuous for two weeks at minimum. Following invasive surgery, you’ll want to avoid raising your blood pressure or pulse. Aside from that, too much movement will be very painful for your breasts.
It’s possible that you may need to have your stitches removed at a follow-up appointment with your surgeon. In some cases, surgeons may opt to put drainage tubes near the surgical sites. If you have those, they’ll need to be removed, too.
You’ll see results from your procedure immediately. Swelling and tenderness may make it difficult to assess final results until after you’ve had a chance to begin healing.
While results should be long-lasting, breast implants aren’t guaranteed to last forever. You may need follow-up surgeries to replace implants in the future. Some people also opt to reverse the surgery at a later time.
After surgery, maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you smoke cigarettes, quit. Smoking can delay healing.
Preparing for a breast augmentation
To prepare for your procedure, you’ll need to follow preoperative instructions from your surgeon. You’ll probably be advised not to eat or drink starting at midnight the night before your procedure.
In the weeks before breast augmentation, your surgeon will advise you to stop smoking. Smoking raises your risk of complications and restricts blood flow in the body. This can prolong recovery after surgery. It’s also possible that smoking lowers your immunity, which raises your risk of developing an infection.