Recovery: 1-2 weeks and 6 months for full results
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgery performed to increase breast size and improve breast shape. The procedure involves placing the implant behind the breast or chest muscle through a small incision. Over the years, breast enhancement has proven to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for women. The reason for breast enhancement differs for every individual, but each shares a common goal, to have a more attractive chest.
What can a breast augmentation do for me?
- I am unhappy with my naturally small breasts
- I have experienced changes to my breasts after pregnancy
- My breasts have lost volume with age
- I have asymmetrical breasts
Candidates for Breast Augmentation
The best candidates for breast augmentations in the United States are healthy women with realistic expectations about what can be achieved in breast surgery. Dr. Kayastha will listen to your concerns and goals carefully and clearly explain to you what is possible to achieve with breast augmentation.
Typically, if you are seeking plastic surgery procedures, it's mostly due to the fact that you are unhappy with the size of your breasts. In some cases, you might want to regain shape and volume loss due to pregnancy or weight loss. Others may have breasts that are different sizes and would like them to be more proportionate to each other.
Types of Breast ImplantsMaterial
All breast implants have an outer silicone shell but have different filler materials. These are saline, silicone gel, and so-called “gummy bear” implants. Saline implants require a shorter scar than other implants, as they can be inserted prior to being filled with a sterile saltwater solution. However, they can be prone to visible “rippling,” which is why some patients choose silicone gel implants. Another benefit of silicone implants is that they tend to look and feel more like natural breast tissue.
Gummy bear, or form-stable, implants are a more recent development of silicone gel that is more cohesive, leading to a natural feeling with a lower risk for leak or rupture.
Today’s implants can be either smooth or textured, depending on the other options you’ve chosen. Textured implants allow the scar tissue that forms around any breast implant to essentially “grab” onto the implant more tightly, resulting in a firmer feel and preventing the implant from moving or rotating in the pocket. On the other hand, smooth implants move around freely, which isn’t a problem when they are circular but can create a dissatisfying appearance if the implants are anatomically shaped.
Implants can be either circular or teardrop-shaped, sometimes called anatomical. While most patients opt for the traditional round implant, a teardrop implant can help with specific cosmetic concerns, such as ptosis (sagging), or when a woman doesn’t have a lot of existing breast tissue.
One of the biggest concerns breast augmentation patients have is looking too large for their body type. While Dr. Kayastha understands this concern, this is actually a very simple issue to deal with. His expertise and experience performing breast augmentation procedures ensure that your implant size will be a natural complement to your figure, and he can recommend a maximum volume not to exceed, as well as a minimum volume to see a difference in breast size.