Breast augmentation also known as ‘Augmentation Mammoplasty’ is a surgery to increase breast size. It involves placing breast implants under breast tissue or chest muscles.
More importantly, breast implants have been proven to be safe and does not affect functions of the breast. Implants are available in various sizes and the right choice of implant depends on the amount of existing breast tissue, the chest size, personal choice, skin envelope of the breast and any drooping of the breast.
A silicone gel or saline filled implant is placed behind the breast tissue or the breast muscle. A cut about 2” long is made at the lower part of the breast or at the areola (dark skin around the existing nipple).
This surgery is done either under local anesthesia or short acting general anesthesia and the patient can go home the same day after the operation. Subsequent normal breast feeding can be done after breast augmentation. There are no problems with one’s personal life, which actually improves after breast enlargement surgery as full looking breast enhances one’s body image and hence self confidence too.