Before opting for Breast Enlargement Surgery, it’s imperative that you know all the fact relating to the procedure. Here are a few questions that you need to have answers fo before going in for surgery!
1. What is Breast Enlargement Surgery?
Also known as a “boob job”, breast enlargement surgery is a surgical procedure that’s designed to increase the size of woman’s breast by implanting a silicone or saline based implant to increase size.
2. What’s the difference between saline and silicone implants?
The saline based implant consists of silicone shell filled with a saltwater solution, whilst a silicone implant is filled with silicone gel. The saline implant is inserted empty and once in place, filled from within. This results in less noticeable scarring as the incision require for insertion is smaller. For women with very little breast tissue, silicone gel implants provide a better solution in terms of augmentation and reconstruction.
3. How long is the recovery process?
Under usual cases, women can return to work after 3-4 days of undergoing the surgery. However, one must avoid exercising and other strenuous activity for one month.
4. Will breast enlargement surgery affect breast feeding?
Very few cases have been reported where the procedure has affected breastfeeding. However if the surgery is done properly, with the implant being placed behind the chest’s muscle wall, it wouldn’t affect the mammary glands.
5. What are the risks associated with the procedure?
It has been reported that there’s a 7-10% rupture deflation rate for breast implants once they reach the 10 year mark. There are two types of rupture: in-capsule leak and out-of-capsule leak. Both of these types of ruptures require the surgeon to remove the implant. Another potential side-effect is capsular contracture which happens when the scar or capsule around the implant begins to tighten, squeezing the implant and causing the breast to harden.
6. Is there any solution for breast enlargement surgeries that cause complications?
Yes. The procedure is called breast implant revision, which replaces the implant.
7. How do you choose a suitable cosmetic surgeon to perform the breast enlargement surgery?
It is imperative that you choose a credible surgeon who is suitably qualified and skilled in the respective field. Always do your homework before selecting a surgeon. Check referrals, before and after photographs and also affiliations to find out about his/her credibility. Previous patients who are happy with their results will be more than happy to recommend their surgeon. Therefore, online forums too will provide a wealth of information on cosmetic surgeons.
8. What’s the cost involved with the surgery?
The cost will depend on the clinic as well as the type of surgery that you undergo.