Breast Augmentation is the most popular procedure at Yuva not only because it’s one of our specialties, but also because our patients are extremely happy with their results.
Highly-cohesive silicone gel implants (Gummy Bear Implants, Teardrop Implants, or Form Stable Implants) are FDA-approved for breast augmentations.
SILICONE IMPLANTS ARE SAFE. After decades of internal review of the science behind the safety of silicone breast implants, the FDA Fully Approved their use for cosmetic breast augmentation surgery, and noted that there has never been any hard evidence to support the dangers that were heavily scrutinized by the media in the past. Current generation silicone breast implants are the best choice for the most natural, longest lasting, and safest breast augmentation.
Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical enhancement procedure to enlarge the size and shape of a woman’s breasts through the use of breast implants. Breast augmentation is tremendous help to patients who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to gain a more natural look again.
Reasons for Considering Breast Augmentation:
- To enlarge breasts which never developed to a desirable size after puberty.
- To enhance breasts which lost volume and shape after weight loss or pregnancy.
- To balance a difference in breast size or shape.
- As a reconstructive technique following cancer & breast surgery like mastectomy.
Breast augmentation involves making a small incision to insert a breast implant into the breast area in order to enlarge the breast. The surgery is commonly performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.
Incisions: There are several possible locations for the small incision that will be used for inserting the breast implant. Based on the newest research Dr. Sachin Shah prefers the inframammary crease because it carries the lowest risk of capsular contracture. The Periareolar incision (around the areola) carries the additional risk of capsular contracture. The Transaxillary incision (in the armpit) is also a choice, but only for saline breast implants. The Transumbiilcal incision (through the belly button) is not recommended by us because it rarely produces a satisfactory result and frequently requires revision surgery to correct a variety of problems than can arise with this approach.
Breast Implants Under or Over the Muscle? During surgery, the breast tissue is raised to create an open pocket under the breast tissue (Subglandular) or beneath the chest wall muscle (Submuscular). Choosing where to place your implants needs to be weighed carefully for chances of capsular contracture, implant palpability, and implant visibility especially if you are thin. The best technique will be decided together between the patient and the surgeon during the consultation.
Surgery typically lasts from 1 to 3 hours.
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Patients will be asked not to lift anything over 5 lbs for the first two weeks after surgery. Patients can return to work within 3-4 days although we recommend planning about a week off to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable recovery period. We start them on aggressive massages post operatively to help keep the pockets open and soft. Minor pain associated with the surgery can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given by the physician after surgery.