Breast Augmentation General FAQ
The following questions and answers will give you insight into the most common concerns among prospective breast augmentation patients. To help you make an informed decision about the surgery we have included extensive information about breast augmentation surgery. If your questions are still unanswered after going through these FAQs please contact us and our staff will be happy to help you.For safest and most aesthetically pleasing results cosmetic surgery needs to be tailored specifically for each individual patient. To receive personalized advice for your body, schedule a free consultation with the best cosmetic surgeon in India Dr Prashant Yadav.
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We are confident in our work. Should you experience any problems after your breast augmentation procedure, we will take care of you, at no extra cost.
● Any re-operation that is required to correct any deviations from the desired goal, capsular contracture or implant malposition immediately after surgery are covered.
● Implant leak or rupture within the first year of the surgery is fully covered.
● Implant leak or rupture after 1 year are covered by a lifetime warranty by the implant manufacturer, you will cover the cost of anesthesia.
● Re-operations which are not covered in the initial fee:
● changing your implants to a bigger or a smaller size
● changing the type of implant
● correcting breast changes related to pregnancy, weight gain or loss.
● Please remember your body will continue to change and age after your breasts surgery, and the same applies to your breasts. Your breast may change shape, volume, and position over time. Any future ‘touch ups’ to correct these changes are not covered.
● Over time gravity will displace your implants. Your breasts fall downward when you stand, and to the side when you’re lying down. This is normal.
When implants are placed under the muscle, the asymmetric muscle anatomy (this is normal) may mean that one implant is being held higher than the other. It may need help to bring it down when post surgical massage fails to equalize the implants.
Please note that some asymmetry is normal and no two breast will EVER be perfectly symmetrical.
99% of implants settle after 3 months. Rarely it takes longer (it could take up to a year)
We use all three incisions. The decision which one to use is based on your anatomy. While most surgeons only use the breast fold incision (it is the easiest technique), Dr. Yadav will examine you and then determine which one is best for you.
No. Building up chest muscle is not helpful.
Your breast size is controlled by genetics and the pituitary gland in your brain. The following are NOT alternative to Breast Augmentation
● Supplements and creams (products that sound too good to be true, usually are)
● Sleeping position
● Wearing a bra (or not)
● Rubbing or squeezing your breasts
● Sex (or lack of sex)
● Pumps and machines
Augmentation and will have no effect on your breast size.
The following may affect your breast size, but are not an alternative to Breast Augmentation:
● When taking the birth control pill, some women’s breasts will become enlarged, while other women’s breasts will not. Such a change is unpredictable and is considered a side effect of hormonal fluctuations.
● Pregnancy increases breast size only for the duration of the pregnancy and nursing period (if breastfeeding).
● There is no known way to use weight gain to only increase the size of your breasts (i.e., without also increasing your overall body size).
How Do I Know If I Will Be A Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation?
Breast implants are appropriate for use in women over the age of 18 years-old, or after your breasts have stopped growing. However, maturity levels also make a difference in whether someone is a good candidate for Breast Augmentation or not. Younger women must be aware that the decision to have a breast enlargement is a major decision and a long-term commitment, and that augmented breasts may still change unfavorably as a result of weight fluctuations and pregnancy.
You are never too old for a breast enhancement. Age is not a deciding factor, your overall health is. Any woman, regardless of her age, is a good candidate for a Breast Augmentation provided she is healthy, in good physical shape, and understands the long-term commitment and risks associated with a breast implant procedure.
Most women are very happy after their Breast Augmentation. In fact a review of breast augmentation patients showed that 98% are happy or very happy with their results and would recommend this surgery to their friends.! They feel better about their proportions and curves, and fit and look better in clothes. They feel more feminine, sexy and have more self-confidence even in the most intimate of situations. They finally have the beautiful breasts they have always desired in terms of size, shape and look.
No. Breast implants will not prevent you from breastfeeding. However, many women who seek Breast Augmentation have little natural glandular breast tissue and may not be able to produce enough milk to breastfeed; this is not related to the augmentation surgery or the presence of breast implants.
During pregnancy, a woman’s breasts will develop and enlarge in preparation for breastfeeding. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, your breasts will either revert to their pre-pregnancy state or possibly leave you with a deflated and sagging appearance. It normally takes about 3 months for these changes to happen, and you should wait until your breasts have stabilized (until they are not changing any longer) before planning your surgery. If you were to otherwise have your breast surgery earlier, it would be difficult to control the final result as your breasts would still be changing and may then require revision surgery at a later date. It is also important that at the time of your surgery your breasts are free from milk. If you are still able to squeeze milk out through your nipples, you are not yet ready for implants. Presence of milk increases the risk of infection and Capsular Contracture.
Pregnancy after having Breast Augmentation is quite common. During pregnancy, your breasts will undergo all the normal changes associated with pregnancy regardless of whether or not you have breast implants. However, some women seek additional surgery after a pregnancy that has left them with breasts that are deflated and sagging. Postpartum women (women who are finished with pregnancies) will no longer experience such breast changes, especially if they keep their weight under control, and are ideal candidates for a first Breast Augmentation.
Women who are 40 years-old or above, or those with a strong family history of breast cancer, should be screened. It is important to determine that the breasts are free from any disease prior to cosmetic breast surgery. Dr. Prashant Yadav will assess you during your consultation and determine what investigations are required prior to your surgery.
The current recommendations for having mammogram screening are no different for women with breast implants than for those without. However, it is essential that you tell your radiologist before the procedure that you have an implant. The radiologist will need to use special techniques to reduce the possibility of your implants rupturing and to get the best possible views of the breast tissue.
No. There is no medical evidence to indicate that women who have breast implants are at a greater risk than those without.
An extensive review by the Institute of Medicine in the United States concluded that: “There is no evidence that silicone implants are responsible for any major diseases of the whole body. Women are exposed to silicone constantly in their daily lives.”Silicone is commonly found in hair conditioners, shampoos and styling products, and as coatings on pharmaceuticals pills.
Breast implants require proper long-term care to ensure maximum lifetime.
Breast implants are not guaranteed to last a lifetime. Their lifespan varies among patients, and can be expected to last 15 – 25 years. Sometimes, however, a replacement is prompted earlier for various reasons, such as a desired size or style change, or a very rare implant rupture or deflation.
Yes, improvements to breast asymmetry are always sorted during Breast Augmentation, but can never be achieved and nor is it naturally present in any woman; no one has perfect symmetry. In more pronounced cases of breast volume and shape asymmetry, Dr. Prashant Yadav can modify the chosen implant profile and/or size in one or both breasts to adjust for this asymmetry. A small breast lift may also be required in one or both breasts to improve the positioning of the two breasts.
You should be close to your ideal weight prior to surgery. Fluctuations in your weight can result in unpredictable changes in the appearance of your breasts, which may impact unfavorably on the outcome of your breast enlargement.
While smoking causes lung cancer, it can also lead to various other adverse events during and after surgery. The many toxins in cigarettes will interfere with the healing of your wound and increase your risk of infection, for example.
Most women experience some decrease in nipple sensation initially after surgery, but this normally resolves after a few weeks or months. In some women, however, a very rare effect is either hypersensitivity or decreased sensation that lasts for a long time, or even permanently.
Stretch Marks are the result of a weak inner layer of skin. Some women are genetically predisposed to stretch marks. Although much less common in the breasts than in the abdomen, they can still appear regardless of the implant size. In general, however, stretchmarks are rare and very few patients develop them.
If performed by an experienced, skilled and certified Plastic Surgeon, such as Dr. Prashant Yadav, most women are very happy after their first breast implant surgery. Although we try to help patients who had bad results from previous surgery, we are very clear upfront: revision surgery is complicated, may require several touch-ups or revisions, and the end result will not be perfect. There is always risk the procedure may fail and you are not better off than when we met you. Of course, there is also the very small risk that you may come out worse than you are. If you wish to come in and be assessed by Dr. Yadav regarding revision surgery, it is essential that you bring with you all the available information (your previous OR report, information about your existing implants, and pictures of you taken prior to your very first surgery and any subsequent procedure).
Dr. Prashant Yadav will guide and advise you to ensure that you have all the necessary information to make a careful decision on which implant type will provide you with the best cosmetic results. During your consultation, Dr. Yadav will examine any asymmetries or limitations of your existing breast anatomy, and discuss with you your desires,goals and options. You will try-on various implant sizers, and view our extensive gallery of Before and After photos in previous patients. While the results achieved by one patient will not necessarily reflect those of another, after the consultation process you should have a good idea of whether the appearance of your breasts after surgery will meet your goals.
Whether or not you also require a Breast Lift will be discussed with you at your consultation. This will depend on the elasticity of your skin, the extent of sagging and excess skin, the position of the nipples, and the presence of asymmetry between the breasts. The lower the nipple, or the greater the asymmetry, the more likely you will require a lift in one or both breasts. If your nipples are positioned symmetrically in the middle of both breasts, it is unlikely you will require a lift.
If you are very slim and have insufficient skin (or skin elasticity) and fat in your breasts to adequately hide your implants, but you can still have beautiful results from breast implant augmentation. In such cases, an implant placement below the chest muscle is preferred, as the compression and contours of the muscle will better disguise the implant and creates a more natural look.
No breast implant feels entirely natural. Every woman knows every part of her body and you will always be able to feel your implants. If you choose implants that are appropriate for your body, over time they will become a seamless part of you. A degree of natural rippling/wrinkling on an implant surface is relatively common and can be felt, particularly when a woman leans forwards; however, this effect is similar to the folding of natural tissue in larger breasts (without implants) and is more pronounced in saline implants. Women with small breasts, in whom the skin and fat is stretched more to cover their implants, will likely remain more aware of the implant edges. In such women, the implants will also feel firmer and more fixed than in women who had natural breasts of a C cup size or above.
According to the two main FDA-approved manufacturers of breast implants, Allergan and Mentor, breast implants have no expiration date and have no definite lifespan. If you have no problems with your implants, there is no need for a replacement no matter how much time has passed, whether it is 5, 10 or more years. However, Breast Augmentation results are not permanent. Over time, your breasts can change due to effects of gravity, aging, weight fluctuations, pregnancy and breastfeeding. If, after a period of years, you become dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may choose to undergo a Breast Lift or Implant Exchange to restore a more youthful contour.