Breast Augmentation is a procedure to create improved breast volume using fat from another part of the patient's body or implants/grafts. The main purpose is to Increase the fullness and projection of your breast. Breast augmentation with silicone which is one of the most common surgeries boosts self-confidence in women and changes their psychologies in a good
way. Silicone breast prostheses could be in different sizes and forms.
The surgery is done as an outpatient surgery. Breast augmentation is done by placing implants. The breast is penetrated through a little cut around the nipples or from under the breasts,
silicone implant is placed under muscles or muscle membrane. The type of implant can affect how much pain you will have after the procedure and the appearance of your breast.
The cost of Breast Augmentation includes:
Preoperative diagnostic tests cost (Blood screening, Mammogram, etc.)
Surgery cost (depends on the type and size of the implant)
Type of implant (Saline, Silicone, Form - stable, Fat Graft, etc.)
Post-Operative cost (depends on the number of follow-up sessions)
Medicine (Pain Killers, Antibiotics, etc.)
Patient's hospital stay (patient usually has to stay for a day or 2 for observation)
Note: Being an elective procedure, the insurance company may not cover the cost of Breast Augmentation
The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:
Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or single room)
Any additional tests may be required
If any Post-surgical complication happens (such as swelling or bruising)
Blood products (if required)
An extended stay at the Hospital due to any health reason apart from the package stay period
Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident
Listing approximate price of Breast Augmentation and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.
Your doctor may run tests before your breast augmentation surgery including a blood screening, and a mammogram. The package typically includes the cost of the tests administered.
Prior to the operation, you will have to intake antibiotics to help prevent infection, a narcotic medication for pain, and an anti-nausea medicine if needed. These are generally covered in the package. After the surgery, if you encounter pain, you can take a muscle relaxer, a strong anti-inflammatory or NSAID medication, which is not covered in the package.
It's important to get your breast implants checked every year. An ultrasound is used to evaluate key areas near the implant, including the capsule and lymph nodes. If ultrasound does not provide enough information, doctors may recommend MRI or PET scans, which are additional costs.
The duration of the surgery is usually 2-3 hours depending on your case and you will have to stay at the hospital stay for about one day to recover.
As per the standard rules, cosmetic surgeries are not covered under any health insurance. But you can check with your provider for a suitable plan.
Nonsurgical breast lift options include Botox injections, Dermal fillers, Laser treatment, Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP), etc. To find the right procedure for you, we highly suggest you talk with a trusted plastic surgeon.
For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Breast Augmentation in different countries is approximately:
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The success rate of breast augmentation is 98 percent.
Any complications can be corrected by further surgery.
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According to long term MRI data, silicone gel breast implants are associated with silent rupture rates of 9% to 12% at 8 years postimplantation.
Yes, breast implants have warranties.
Currently there are four acceptable options for incisions: axillary (armpit), periareolar (around areola), periumbilical (belly button), and inframammary fold.
Breast augmentation may cause changes in nipple sensation. These changes may include decreased nipple sensitivity, numbness in the nipple area or even heightened nipple sensitivity.
Cleavage can be improved by breast augmentation to a certain extent and padded bra is advised for the patient with additional support.
One can easily gain 2 cup sizes. So from A to C is possible. But one should look at the overal body symmetry before choosing how much to gain.
Pregnancy will not affect the actual integrity of the implants themselves.
Breast augmentation is the procedure in which breast which are small in size can be enlarged and also to improve and shape of the breasts in one surgical procedure. Breast augmentation surgery can be a means to increase the size of small breasts to make you feel more feminine
Two methods by which breast augmentation is done are:
Either silicon or saline implant is recommended and size will be selected according to your an preference of size, your body frame, mass and current status of breast tissue during the consultation.
Fat is taken from the body part where extra fat is present such as from tummy region, hips or thigh region and it is transferred to the breast.
A main benefit of breast augmentation via fat grafting is foreign material is inserted into your breasts. And because this procedure uses tissues similar to the tissues that make up the breast, it’s possible to form a breast that feels natural and creates a natural silhouette. Breast augmentation via fat grafting can result in an added benefit: a trimmer body. Liposuction removes excess fat from areas of the body that have not responded well to diet and exercise. For a breast augmentation procedure, this fat is then used to enhance the breasts.
The duration of the surgery is usually 2-3 hours.
It will take around 45 minutes to one hour to do breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentation surgery is a day care procedure performed under general anesthesia. The procedure involves making an incision either underneath the breast, just above the crease, around the lower edge of the areola and an implant is inserted in the pocket in the breast.
Breast augmentation via fat grafting is a breast enhancement procedure that uses the body’s own fat to enlarge the breasts. This method of breast augmentation uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat from another part of the body, such as the thighs, buttocks or abdomen. The fat is then used to create larger breasts that look and feel natural.
Many patients return to work within the first week after breast augmentation surgery, depending on the nature of their jobs, and resume most daily activities after a week or so.
You will need to limit exercise for the first 2-6 weeks after a breast lift, Sleep on your back for the first several weeks or more after surgery and for silicone implants, it is recommended that patients undergo periodic monitoring to screen for ruptures
Long-term effects may include the possibility of rupture of both saline and silicone implants as well as encapsulation referred to as capsular contracture. Specific changes to the breasts with both saline and silicone implant includes scar tissue formation around the implant referred to as a capsule.
Breast implants are strong enough to withstand even the most enthusiastic gropes and squeezes.
You will see your surgeon within a week of your surgery for your first postoperative appointment and followed by visit in two months, three months and six months after the surgery. The postoperative visit schedule varies based on how well and how fast you heal.
Approximately 7 days
No stay is required you may go home the same day of the procedure
You can resume your work after 2 days of the surgery.
You will have enlarged breast with better shape just immediately after the surgery. For the final result it takes time of about 3-4 weeks in which the all swelling and bruising will disappear.
You may resume your normal exercise routine 3 weeks after the surgery but avoid lifting very heavy weights for about a month.
The scar will be in hidden under the breast crease which will be of very small size and that too improve in appearance over a period of time
There are no major side effects other than the swelling, bruising and very rarely some alteration in nipple sensation.
Rest of 1-2 days is recommended. Do not raise arms above shoulder level and avoid sleeping on the belly. Sleep with your head elevated for at least 2 weeks after the surgery and do not sleep on your belly. Ensure that the suture line is clean and dry. Avoid exercise or strenuous activities for 3 to 4 weeks.
It is a day care surgery you can go home on the same day of surgery .can resume your work whenever you are comfortable. There will be small tapes put on the stitch sites and these stitches will be removed within 10 days
It is a safe and effective technique for enhancing the breasts. Lumps or ripples are felt initially which occurs due to some fat being reabsorbed into the body. Swelling and bruising occur for first week which disappear after that.
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