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Everything You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation or Mammoplasty

Everything You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation or Mammoplasty


Everything You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation or Mammoplasty


Breast highlights femininity and gives a woman her feminine appearance. Therefore, every woman wants her breast to have the right shape and size. Some women wrestle with congenital problems and small breasts. On the other hand, some of them lose their breast due to cancer. Breast augmentation is an effective solution for women with both these problems. It enables them to either regain their breast or correct their shape and size.


A boob surgery can be of different types. A doctor may recommend a specific kind of breast augmentation or mammoplasty, depending on the health and requirements of a female individual.


What is breast augmentation or mammoplasty?

Breast augmentation is a medical surgery that helps increase the size of the breast. Experienced surgeons perform it with the help of artificial implants. Some healthcare professionals also call it augmentation mammoplasty.


At the time of this surgery, a surgeon places breast implants either under the chest muscles or the breast tissue. They keep an eye on the size of the breast. They try their best to give it the right shape and size to balance its size with the rest of the body. They aim for a teardrop boob that looks round and natural.


Generally, three categories of women undergo a breast augmentation mammoplasty. The first one includes those with relatively small-sized breasts compared to their overall body. The second category of candidates for the surgery is those who have asymmetrical breast size due to congenital problems. Thirdly, those who lose their breasts due to breast cancer also undergo a breast augmentation mammoplasty.


Types of breast implants

Breast implants can be of different types. The common ones among them include the following:

  • Saline breast implant
  • Structured saline breast implants
  • Silicone breast implants
  • Gummy bear breast implants
  • Round breast implants
  • Smooth breast implants
  • Textured breast implants


A silicone implant is different from a round breast implant. Likewise, a textured breast differs from an implant that corresponds to a smooth breast. Your surgeon will consider your requirements plus several other factors while choosing an implant for performing your breast implant surgery.


What can you expect?

Consulting a qualified doctor is a must before undergoing breast augmentation. To set up the right expectations, your doctor will communicate the following:

  • A breast implant does not prevent the sagging of the breast.
  • It lasts only for a specific duration and not for a lifetime.
  • A mammogram can be complicated and it may interfere with breastfeeding.
  • Following the removal of a breast implant, you may need to undergo additional surgeries
  • You may need to visit your doctor for monitoring a silicone implant rupture.


Your doctor may recommend a baseline mammogram. Also, they may either prescribe certain medications or ask you to stop taking certain medicines temporarily if you are on prescribed medicinal drugs.


You may undergo breast surgery either in a hospital or a surgical center. Regardless of where you undergo it between these alternatives, you will be able to return home on the same day. A hospital stay or staying surgical center is usually not needed. It is a rare possibility only for those who need more attention or close monitoring after the surgery.


So far as the surgery is concerned, your surgeon will begin the procedure after carrying out a thorough physical examination. They will consider the anesthesia option after doing it. Generally, you will asleep throughout the surgery. However, your surgeon may choose local anesthesia if they think it is feasible. In such a situation, they will numb the area in which they will perform the surgery.


Your surgeon will make an incision or a single cut in one of the following areas:

  • The area surrounding your nipple
  • The area under your arm
  • The under-breast crease


The breast tissue is attached to the chest through connective tissue and muscles. After an incision, your surgeon will separate your breast tissue from both these parts to create a pocket for desirably placing an implant. They may either use pre-filled and gel-based silicone implants or sterile salt water-based saline implants. After placing the implants, your surgeon will close the incision with a stitch.


In the initial stage after the surgery, you may experience soreness and scars. But both of them eventually go away over time. Your doctor will give you certain instructions to help you recover or heal after the surgery.



What are the possible risks of undergoing breast surgery?

In most cases, breast implant surgery is safe for women. However, just like other surgeries, it also has certain risks. These include the following:

  • Infection
  • Breast pain
  • Alteration in breast sensation
  • Altered nipple
  • Implant rupture or leakage
  • Changes in the position of the implant
  • Capsular contracture or the development of scar tissue that may slightly distort the shape of the breast


Keeping these possible risks in mind, your surgeon will do their best to make the surgery as safer for you as they can. You may need additional surgery to correct the aforementioned complications or risks.


What is the average cost of breast surgery in India?

The cost of breast surgery in India ranges between INR 70,000 to INR 1,50,000. This is the general cost of the surgery. The actual breast surgery cost can be different for distinct female individuals depending on their requirements and other factors.



All women attach importance to their breasts for a good reason. Its right shape and size reflect a woman’s health and personality. Also, it defines the physical appearance of a female individual. While some women have asymmetrical or small-sized breasts concerning their bodies, others lose their breasts due to cancer. A boob surgery or mammoplasty is a viable solution for a woman to regain lost breast or restore its shape and size.


Dr. Aditya Aggarwal
Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
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