BREAST AUGMENTATION
 

This procedure is for women who wish to improve their breast size and shape using breast implants .The insertion of implants gives breasts a fuller , beautifully contoured larger appearance.

Women who would be suitable for this procedure have:

  • A desire to regain or improve breast shape and size following childbirth or weight loss
  • A wish to correct uneven breasts (asymmetry)
  • Dissatisfaction with their original breast size
  • Correction of a congenital deformity of one or both breasts

Many women choose breast augmentation to successfully achieve:

  • Improved balance in size and shape of the breasts
  • Greater ease in finding clothing that fits evenly across the chest
  • Improved sense of comfort, particularly in body-conscious clothing

Procedure

The method of inserting and positioning your implant will depend on your preferences, anatomy and your surgeon's recommendation. The implant is normally inserted through an incision made in the natural crease beneath the breast. It is also possible to make the incision in the armpit or around the edge of the areola. The incisions are then closed by using fine, dissolving sutures which will also be taped for better support. These incisions usually measure approximately 4.5cm under each breast and settle over the course of a year.

The size(volume) of implants to be inserted is largely an individual choice and will be discussed with you. They can be round or tear-drop (anatomical) shaped implants depending on the nature of of the coreection needed. It is preferable to be in hospital overnight but it is not absolutely necessary if the prosthesis is placed above the chest muscle. If placed below it is more painful and an overnight stay desirable to allow help with analgesia. You will need to be fully advised of the advantages and disadvantages of breast prostheses but in general most are delighted with the result. Some 10-15 years ago there was concern as to whether absorbed silicone from the implants might have a deleterious effect on the body but large series in different countries have shown no evidence of this. The envelopes around the prostheses are much improved and thicker than they were in time gone by and leaks therefore reduced. It is advised however that the prostheses should be scanned at 10-15 years to confirm that the envelopes are intact. False negatives and false positives do exist however. Texturing on the surface of the prosthesis has greatly reduced capsular contractures to maintain the soft feel of the prosthesis and a natural shape.

Consultation

During an in-depth discussion with Mr Kulkarni you will be able to truly understand the benefits, risks and expected outcomes of this procedure. Size and shape of the implants will be discussed with you along with clinical examples and photographs. A follow up consultation is usually arranged after 2 weeks to answer your queries if any, and to finalise the size and shape of implants after an initial period of consideration of these factors.