Breast Augmentation Surgery / Mammoplasty

Breast augmentation surgery is performed mainly for improving the size of a woman’s breast. There are many women who have smaller breast size which affects their overall personality. It is a cosmetic surgery procedure in which the shape and size of breasts are enhanced, through the placement of implants. Even fat from other body parts such as buttocks or abdomen can be harvested for improving the breast size and shape.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast Augmentation medically known as Mammoplasty, it is performed for cosmetic reasons. Whether you want to restore balance to uneven breasts, add volume to disproportionately small breasts or want to create more voluptuous figure, this procedure can help you achieve desired goal. The results of the surgery are excellent with an increasing number of women experiencing great relief and boost in self-confidence post-surgery.

One of the main reasons for the ever increasing popularity of this surgery is that the entire procedure can be customized to the goals of an individual patient. Women who choose to undergo this procedure have plenty of options at their disposal. Listed below are some of these options:

Consultation for breast augmentation

Prior to undergoing breast augmentation surgery, you will have a detailed personal consultation with the plastic surgeon. Initial consultations help you and the surgeon to discuss and understand your aesthetic goals and expectations over considerations such as the location of the incision, type, shape, and size of the implant.  Also, your plastic surgeon will give pre-surgical instructions. It is important for you to follow these instructions carefully to get optimum results of the procedure. If you fail to do so then it will increase your risk of developing complications during or post-surgery.

Types of breast implants

There are different types of implants from which you can choose the one as per your preference, budget and suggestion given by the surgeon. You can choose from saline filled, silicone gel filled, structured saline filled and cohesive gel silicone gel filled implants. Autologous fat transfer is highly popular too.

Placement of implants

Implants you choose can be placed in pockets made either in front of the pectoral muscle or beneath the pectoral muscle.

Incision location

Implants can be placed through transaxiliary incisions (in the armpit), inframammary incisions (beneath the crease at the base of the breast) and periareolar incisions (along the border of the lower half of the areola).

Some other options include breast texture, shape, size and profile. Each decision that a patient makes regarding the breast augmentation would influence the final outcome. Thus, it becomes important to understand different available options to make the right decision. Cosmetic surgeons associated with us explain every aspect of the procedure patiently and clearly.

Saline breast implants

These are filled with sterile salt water. Should the implant shell leak, a saline implant would collapse and the saline would be naturally expelled and absorbed by the body. These implants provide a uniform shape, feel and firmness. These are approved by FDA for augmentation in women age 18 or older.

Structured saline breast implants

These are filled with sterile water, and have an inner structure that makes the implant feel more natural.

Silicone breast implants

These are filled with silicone gel. The gel feels like a natural tissue. In case the implant leaks, the gel might remain within the shell of the implant, or might escape into implant pocket. A leaking implant filled with silicone gel would not collapse. These are approved by FSA for augmentation in women over 22 years of age.

Gummy bear breast implants

Form-stable implants sometimes are also called gummy bear breast implants as they maintain their shape even when the implant shell is broken. The consistency of the silicone gel present inside the implant is much thicker than traditional silicone gel implants. Also, these implants are much firmer than conventional implants.

Round breast implants

These implants make breast appear fuller than form-stable implants. Higher profile options are able to achieve more projection. Given that round implants are the same shape all over. There is not much concern about them rotating or moving out of place.

Smooth breast implants

These implants have the softest feeling. They can easily move with the breast implant pocket giving more natural movement. Also, these implants have some visible or palpable rippling under the skin.

Textured breast implants

These implants develop scar tissue to stick to the implant so that they do not move around inside the breast and become repositioned. Texturing provides some advantage in reducing the peril of a tight scar capsule.

Manufacturers of implants often introduce new types and styles of implants so that there are options available to choose from. Irrespective of whether you opt for silicone or saline implants, it is essential that you monitor breast implants and follow-up with the plastic surgeon for routine check-up.

Breast Augmentation Procedure

The Surgical Procedure

It takes nearly two to three hours to complete the procedure. To a great extent, the amount of time required to perform the surgery depends in where and how the implant will be placed.


Usually, the surgery is done under general anaesthesia. The anaesthesiologist will use either inhaled sedatives or intravenous sedatives to put the patient to sleep and keep them sedated during the entire surgery. The patient would not be able to feel, hear, or see anything that is happening around during the procedure. Once the surgery is done, patient will still feel the effect of anaesthesia and will take a few hours to overcome it. Make sure you have someone who can take care of you.

Some patients might experience side effects from anaesthesia such as nausea, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, dizziness or shivering. However these are temporary and will subside as anaesthesia wears off your system.

Making the incision

Breast augmentation surgery starts with an incision made in either of the breast crease, the navel, the armpit or the perimeter of the areola. Plastic surgeons take care that incision is made in such a way that the scar is not visible. Although scars fade over the period of time, they do not disappear completely. Thus, creating incisions in the discreet location helps in enhancing the overall results of the procedure. the location of the incision is varies from patient to patient.

Placement of the implants

The two main techniques of breast implants are submuscular and subglandular.  Some plastic surgeons suggest placement of the implant in the front of the chest muscle because this approach reduces post-surgery soreness and pain. Others experts advocate placement of the implant under the pectoral muscle for preventing interference with the future mammograms.


After the placement of the implant, the incision is sutured. While some surgeons use absorbable stitches, others prefer traditional ones. If your stitches are traditional ones then the surgeon will remove those two weeks after the procedure after determining the incision has been closed and no longer has to be sutured. Make sure you keep the area around the sutures clean. Avoid lifting, stretching or strenuous activity unless recommended by the doctor.

Drains and bandages

Once the incisions have been closed and bandaged, the breast augmentation procedure is completed.  The breasts are supported and wrapped with a gauze bandage. Then a special surgical bra is fitted to provide support for the initial several weeks after the surgery.  The surgeon might recommend the use of either sports bra or a compression bandage instead.

In some cases, the surgeon places drainage tubes for minimizing bruising and swelling. This is usually done when breast augmentation is done using a submuscular placement because the method causes greater disturbance of tissues in the region and would further cause more swelling than a subglandular placement.

Risks associated with breast augmentation

Here are some of the most common complications you can experience after the surgery.

  • Capsule Contracture
  • Rippling
  • Infection
  • Hematoma
  • Sensitive nipples or numbness
  • Displacement
  • Implant rupture
  • Interfere with mammograms

What results should I expect after breast augmentation surgery?

In most cases, the result of the breast augmentation surgery are long-lasting, however it is important for you to know that in case of leak, you have to get breast implants replaced. Also, it is very important to visit the plastic surgeon for routine check-up. Your breasts can change because of:

  • Gravity
  • Aging
  • Hormonal factors
  • Childbirth
  • Weight loss or gain

After several years of the breast augmentation surgery, if you become less satisfied with the appearance of your breasts then you can consider undergoing a breast revision for exchanging implants, or a breast lift procedure to restore a more youthful contour and shape.

Who is the right candidate for mammoplasty augmentation?

While for some women, the answer to this question might be simple and easy, for others it can be anything but. There are several reasons to undergo this procedure. Listed below are some of the most common reasons for women to consider undergoing the surgery:

  • Feel more attractive and feminine
  • Bring breasts into proportion with remaining body
  • Improve body image and boost confidence
  • For improving symmetry between differently shaped or sized breasts
  • For correcting congenital deformities in either one or both breasts
  • For adding volume to breasts that did not develop fully post puberty
  • For restoring breast volume after weight loss, breast feeding and pregnancy

Those who have realistic approach, positive attitude and are in overall good health are the right candidate for breast augmentation

Recovery from the procedure

Your plastic surgeon will discuss how long it will take for you to resume normal activities and work. After the procedure, you along with the caregiver will get detailed instructions about the post-surgery care. This might also include information about:

  • Potential signs of complications
  • Normal symptoms that you will notice and experience
  • Drains, if they are placed

Immediately after the surgery

You will feel pain and discomfort right after the procedure. the most pain is experienced within the first forty-eight hours of the procedure. it is controlled with the medication. Your breasts will fee sensitive and tight and your skin might feel itchy or warm. You will find it difficult to raise your arms.  There will be some swelling and discolouring, however it will disappear within shortest time. If the pain is severe and long lasting, consult your surgeon.

Recovery time after the surgery

You should be able to walk without help after the surgery. Make sure you walk every few hours to reduce the chances of the formation of blood clots in your legs. Adhere to the instructions given by the surgeon for timely and quick healing and recovery. It is important to know and understand that duration recovery varies from patient to patient.

Breast augmentation and your health

Women who have crossed 40 years of mark should receive mammograms every year. Women who have undergone this procedure should visit a special radiology center that can conduct mammograms on patients with implants. Your mammogram would need X-Rays taken from different angles to ensure a correct reading. An ultrasound might also be recommended for examining breast tissue.

If you are considering undergoing this procedure then COSMECTO is the right destination for you. By getting in touch with us, you can be assured to get connected to some of the leading cosmetic surgeons in Delhi, India. On the basis of your needs, budget and other specifications, we make it possible for you to get the best advice on the breast augmentation surgery. the decision to undergo this surgery is a highly personal one and should be taken after consulting a surgeon and understanding risks and benefits associated with it.

Cost of Breast Augmentation / Mammoplasty

What sets most women worrying is the cost of the entire surgical procedure. The average cost of breast augmentation surgery is $3,718, according to 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Although breast augmentation surgery cost in Delhi, India is affordable, it varies from patient to patient and depends on several factors such as type of implant you will choose, how the procedure is performed and fee of the surgeon among others.

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