Breast Augmentation: The Best Way To Increase Your Breast Size

Breast Augmentation: The Best Way To Increase Your Breast Size

Every woman wants her breasts to be proportionate and symmetrical. But many women have breasts that are very small, uneven, or disproportionate to their bodies. This reduces their self-confidence and makes them more self-conscious of their appearance. Breast augmentation will help these women become more confident and self-assured by making their breasts look fuller and get them closer to their ideal bodies, which is why more and more women are opting for breast augmentation surgery. 

The popularity of this procedure means that it is very important for you to get more information about it as there are many misconceptions about breast augmentation in popular media. In this blog, we have discussed what breast augmentation is, who is the ideal candidate, how to choose the right surgeon, the types of implants, the risks, and other information you need to have before undergoing the surgery.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast Augmentation, also known as “augmentation mammoplasty” or “boob job”, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that increases breast size. It is done by placing implants (either saline or silicone) under the chest muscle or behind the breast tissue.

Why Do Women Undergo Breast Augmentation?

The following are some of the reasons why women choose to get breast implants:

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Breast Augmentation Surgery?

You are an ideal candidate for breast augmentation if:

Before choosing to undergo breast augmentation, it is necessary to be well-informed about the procedure, the results, and the risks. To ensure that you’re fully satisfied with the results, it is crucial to carefully select the surgeon and the facilities and to ask as many questions as possible.

How To Select The Right Surgeon?

Breast augmentation surgery involves many choices. The first and most important choice is choosing the right plastic surgeon. 

You can use this checklist to make an informed choice while selecting a surgeon:

Dr. Ashish Davalbhakta is a board-certified plastic surgeon and the Chief Aesthetics Surgeon for Advanced Aesthetics, Pune. He has performed more than 5000 cosmetic surgeries for patients from all over the world. His priority is ensuring that the patient will be satisfied with the surgery results and he will guide you through every detail of the procedure and answer all your questions. To book a consultation, click here.

What Happens During Consultation?

The time spent with the surgeon during the consultation is invaluable. It is important to use this time to build a rapport with the surgeon, set realistic expectations of the results, and understand the procedure.

During the consultation, measurements and pictures of your breasts will be taken. Be prepared to discuss your medical history, your general health status, and any tobacco and drug use. It is important to be forthright during these discussions as this information is necessary for your surgeon to make a treatment plan suitable for you.

Your surgeon will also discuss what you want from breast augmentation surgery, your expectations, and your desired outcome. He/She will inform you about the different types of breast implants, and help you make an informed choice about which type will best meet your expectations. 

During the consultation, your surgeon will also discuss the potential outcomes and risks of the surgery, and advise you accordingly. Take this opportunity to ask any questions and clear any doubts that you may have.

Below is a list of questions that you can ask during the consultation:

What Are The Different Types Of Implants?

Each type of breast implant has different advantages and different costs. The selection of the type of implants depends on your personal preference and desired outcome. 

The main types of breast implants are:

While selecting the type of implant, you will have to consider the shape and size of the implants as they also determine how the final result will look. 

Breast implants have two main shapes:

Breast implant sizes are the next thing to consider while selecting the implants. The most important thing to remember is that breast implant size is different from cup size. Breast implant sizes are measured in volume and diameter. The volume and diameter of the implants need to be in balance because if the volume is too large there is a greater risk of the implant moving within the breast implant pocket whereas if the diameter is too wide the implants will look flat and won’t project outwards.

These days with the help of technology like 3D sizing, it has become easier than ever to choose the perfect implant for you. We, at Advanced Aesthetics, use the latest pre-operative sizing techniques like the Crisalix software to assess the breast implant size most suitable for you. Click here to learn more about breast implants and the techniques that we use to help you choose the most appropriate implants for your needs.

What Happens Before The Procedure?

Before the procedure, you may be required to:

What Happens During The Procedure?

  1. General anesthesia will be administered for your comfort and safety.
  2. After the anesthesia is administered, an incision will be made. The position of this incision will be determined by your surgeon and you during consultation. The three places where an incision can be made for a breast augmentation procedure are – the areolar curve (beneath the nipples), the inframammary fold (the area beneath the fold of the breasts), and the axillary area (the armpits).
  3. Once the incision is made, the implant will be placed directly under the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue. The position of the incision, the type of implant, and the position of the implant will be unique to each patient since each patient has different needs and expectations from the surgery.
  4. Once the implant is placed, the surgeon will close the incision with sutures, skin adhesive, and surgical tape.

Over time, the scarring will fade but not completely. The amount of scarring and the size of the implant pockets are determined by the position of the incision.

What To Expect During Recovery?

The recovery period determines the effectiveness and longevity of breast implants, so it is vital to follow your surgeon’s instructions during this period. 

You will be discharged after the surgeon deems you fit to go, which mostly happens within the same day provided there were no complications. While you are leaving, your surgeon will give you specific instructions for your speedy recovery and follow-up appointments. You must follow these instructions to avoid possible complications after the surgery and to get the best possible results.

You will be given support bands and elastic garments to wear during the recovery period. You will also be prescribed medications for pain management and to improve your health during this period.

You will probably have soreness and swelling for a couple of weeks but that is perfectly normal and both will subside with time. You will likely be told to rest until you get permission to increase the amount of physical activity. Generally, it is advised to resume physical activity after 4-6 weeks, but your specific recovery period will be determined by your surgeon.

What Are The Possible Risks Of Breast Augmentation?

Just like any other surgical procedure, there are risks associated with breast augmentation surgery. It is necessary to be aware of these potential risks before going through the procedure.

Every woman wants her breasts to be proportionate and symmetrical. But many women have breasts that are very small, uneven, or disproportionate to their bodies. This reduces their self-confidence and makes them more self-conscious of their appearance. Breast augmentation will help these women become more confident and self-assured by making their breasts look fuller and get them closer to their ideal bodies, which is why more and more women are opting for breast augmentation surgery. 

The popularity of this procedure means that it is very important for you to get more information about it as there are many misconceptions about breast augmentation in popular media. In this blog, we have discussed what breast augmentation is, who is the ideal candidate, how to choose the right surgeon, the types of implants, the risks, and other information you need to have before undergoing the surgery.

To reduce the chances of these complications, it is important to carefully discuss the procedure with your surgeon and follow his/her instructions to the letter, both before and after the procedure. To be satisfied with the results of the surgery, it is essential to have realistic expectations.  You can read more about the possible risks of breast augmentation and breast implants here.

What Is The Cost Of Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Unfortunately, breast augmentation surgery is not covered by health insurance.

The cost of the surgery can be divided into two categories: 

  1. The insertion cost (which includes the procedure)
  2. The implant cost

In India, the insertion cost may range from ₹ 80,000 to ₹ 120,000 depending on what technique is used during the procedure, while the implant cost (which depends on the manufacturer) may range from ₹ 30,000 to ₹ 80,000.

One of the most important factors that affects the cost is the skill and experience of the surgeon. 

It is essential to select a surgeon who is not only qualified but also has years of experience in the field. He/She must fully understand your wishes and needs and create a treatment plan suitable for you. A skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, who has access to and can use the latest technology, can help you achieve your desires as closely as possible.

Breast augmentation can improve the appearance of breasts to give a more balanced look. Most patients who have gotten breast implants are more comfortable with their bodies after the procedure. They have more confidence, which improves every aspect of their lives. But to achieve this, it is very important to have realistic expectations from the surgery and what breast augmentation can do for you. We hope this blog has given you more insight into the procedure. Communicating with your surgeon with full honesty about your needs and desires and being aware of the possible outcomes and risks of the procedure will help you get the most out of breast augmentation surgery.

This blog was first posted on September 25, 2019, and last updated on June 10, 2021.