Breast Augmentation, also known as Augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the shape of a woman’s breast.
As it is rightly said, the female breasts have been synonymous with femininity; a lot of focus has been given to their aesthetics. The ideal size and shape may vary as it depends on the build of the individual as well as cultural characteristics. As a result, women with smaller than normal breasts feel that they have a disproportionate figure and therefore seek correction through surgery.
It is important that the surgeon takes into consideration the patient’s desires when planning an augmentation surgery.
Why is it performed?
The basic indications are:
- To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small.
- To restore breast volume lost due to weight loss or following pregnancy
- To achieve better symmetry when breasts are moderately disproportionate in size and shape
- To improve the shape of breasts that are sagging or have lost firmness, often used with a breast lift procedure
- To provide the foundation of a breast contour when a breast has been removed or disfigured by surgery to treat breast cancer
- To improve breast appearance or create the appearance of a breast that is missing or disfigured due to trauma, heredity, or congenital abnormalities
Is it a Daycare Procedure?
Dr. Vipin Barthwal says that the duration of the surgery is usually 2-3 hours with the hospital stay for just 1 day. The patient can start walking and do routine light activities after the 2nd day of surgery but the strenuous activities should be started after 6 weeks. The results can be extremely long-lasting with proper post-operative care.