Silicone Breast Implants: Mithali, a 29 year old mother of one, has always been conscious about her small breast size. She is tall, slim and good looking, but feels that she is unable to enjoy well fitted, fashionable clothes because of her relatively small breasts. She is considering breast implant surgery.
Women opt for breast augmentation (implants) for various reasons. Often, these reasons are very personal and unique to each woman. Women with smaller breast size or those who have lost their breast volume due to breastfeeding can greatly benefit from it. Women who have very small upper body relative to larger hips and lower body can balance their figure beautifully with breast implants. Size zero, which is otherwise fashionable, usually comes with the problem of flat chest. For them, breast enhancement allows to retain good body proportions by bringing the curves back.
According to Dr. Priti Shukla, Plastic Surgeon at Ambrosia Clinic, Indian women are increasingly embracing cosmetic surgery to get beautiful curves; yet, some are doubtful about the safety and outcome of breast implants. But once they are explained the facts, they go ahead with implants and are most satisfied with the surgery. Dr. Shukla dispels the myths that exist about this procedure and helps you understand breast augmentation surgery better to retain good body proportions by bringing the curves back.
Are silicon breast implants safe?
Yes, they are. Silicon is a high grade material used in a lot of life saving medical devices like artificial valves, joints and eye lenses. When placed in body its totally safe. It does not react with body in any way.
Can I breastfeed after having breast implants?
Yes, you can. Implants do not damage the breast. They are tucked in behind the breast . Breast implants are totally safe for your baby.
Will my breast feel heavy or unnatural?
No, they will look and feel like natural breasts. No one can tell by looking at or touching your breasts.
Are there going to be scars?
Scar of breast implants is small and well hidden in breast crease or in armpit.
Do I need to get implants replaced periodically?
Latest US FDA-approved implants come with very long life, and lifetime warranty. There is no expiry date on implants. In course of lifetime, if ever implant gets damaged, you can easily have it replaced by a small surgery.
Is the surgery risky? Do I need a long time to recover?
Breast Augmentation is a day care surgery (you can return home the same day). The patient can resume work two to three days after the surgery, although it takes a month to return to full activities.
Breast implant surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgery for women in the world. Safety of implant surgery, like in any other surgery, depends on plastic surgeon’s experience, quality of implant, and standard of operating facility. US FDA-approved implants are safe. Choosing the right implant and surgeon can help you get the best out of your breast implant surgery.