What Is Breast Augmentation & What Are The Complications And Side Effects Of A Breast Augmentation?

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that restores the shape or enhances the size of the breasts using saline implants, silicone implants or fat transfer. Patients who choose breast augmentation have several choices when it comes to implant type, texture, placement and incision site. Breast augmentation is considered a long-term solution for achieving breast enlargement.

There are many reasons why an individual may opt for breast augmentation. Pregnancy, weight loss, unevenness or general dissatisfaction with shape or size of the breasts are the most common reasons for this procedure.

For operations that involve implants, the surgeon will create an incision, lifts the breast tissue, and situate the implant in a pocket created in the chest. When fat transfer is selected, the surgeon removes fat (typically from the thigh or abdomen) via liposuction. The fat is then processed and injected back into the breasts.

What are the complications and side effects of a breast augmentation?

As with any surgery, there are side effects and you do risk certain complications. Side effects can include soreness and increased sensitivity in the nipple region, bruising, or swelling. You will experience some swelling for a minimum of a few weeks. Check for Breast Augmentation in Isc2013

Immediate complications, though rare, can include:

A. Infection

B. Wound healing issues

C. Hematoma (blood collection in the surgical area)

Complications that might happen over the long-term include:

A. The formation of scar tissues, also known as capsule contracture

B. Sagging of the implants in the breast, causing your breasts to droop

C. Symmastia, which means the implants trend toward the middle of the chest and can give the appearance of one continuous breast

D. Fluid around the implant (also known as seroma)

E. Rupture or deflation. Implants are not designed to be life-long. You might need another procedure later on.

F. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). This immune system cancer is very rare, but has happened in patients who have received breast implants that have rough or textured surfaces. Symptoms, such as changes in the size or shape of breasts, swelling, or lumps, may show up 2-8 years after the implant.

You should let your surgeon know if you are planning to breastfeed. It is very important that you discuss all your concerns with your surgeon.

Will breast implants affect cancer screenings?

Although all breast tissue is in front of the implant, breast implants can, nonetheless, affect self-examinations. Women need to become familiar with examining their breast with the implant in place.

Implants can also make it more difficult for a mammogram to detect the presence of cancer. However, as screening technology becomes more advanced, the issue of implants preventing the detection of cancer becomes less of an issue.

Currently, if you have breast implants, the American College of Radiology, the American Cancer Society, the American Society of Breast Imaging, and the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons recommend that you receive your breast examinations at a facility accredited by the American College of Radiology.

Because they are capable of multiple, special views of the breasts, these facilities will be more equipped to make a proper evaluation than screening clinics, which often only screen using two basic views of the breast.

The Average Cost Of Breast Augmentation :

Breast Augmentation cost in Hyderabad ranges from   40,000 to   60,000 Surgery cost   1 lakh to   1.5 lakhs in cosmetic center. In corporate hospital it costs around   2 to   3 lakhs , however this will depend on your particular case. This can only be determined during a consultation with your surgeon, and following that an accurate price can be quoted.