Your Complete Guide On Breast Implants Surgery – Benefits, Costs & Procedure

Complete Guide on Breast Implants Surgery ant its benefits

Breast Implants Surgery: For anyone who is considering a cosmetic surgery, research is a crucial factor. When you are working on your looks and appearance, you have to get it right in the first attempt; else, it becomes much more complicated later.

If you are looking for a breast augmentation surgery, we advise that you take your time to do the correct research and be sure of your preferences. A wise way to go about it is that you take the guidance of an expert even while doing your research. This will help you set your expectations right and, thus, get the best results.

Dr. Priti Shukla - Plastic Surgeon

M.B.B.S.| M.S. (Surgery)| M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery)| “Hands on Training” in cosmetic surgery in USA|

A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a talented artist, Dr. Priti Shukla specialises in  Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery.

She has an experience of 15 years in operating cosmetic procedures on people with various body profiles using the latest technologies. She is one of the Best Cosmetic Surgeons in Hyderabad & India.

Her goal is to provide her patients with world-class cosmetic surgery resulting in a beautiful natural look.

Here’s all you need to know about breast augmentation:

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation simply means enlargement of the female breast. The procedure of breast augmentation, commonly known as a ‘boob job’ or a breast implantation, is a cosmetic surgery which is done for increasing the size, change the shape and also change the feel of the breasts of a woman.

Is It Possible To Increase Breast Size Without Any Surgery?

Although some non-surgical treatments have attempted to increase the size of breasts, but they have been nearly ineffective. Other cosmetic elements, like dermal fillers, are illegal to be used for breast enlargement. Here’s a little detail on the elements used and their effects:

Filler injections are way too costly for breast enlargement and are not durable beyond a couple of years. Plus, they are also not approved by the FDA for breast enlargement.

Brava was a device that claimed to increase breast size using suction cups. The treatment proved to be ineffective and painful. Currently, it is no longer practised.

Breast enhancement pills, creams and massages are mostly bluffs that misguide common people. They are ineffective and can be very risky as well.

What Benefits Can You Expect From A Breast Implant Surgery?

A Breast Implant Surgery can benefit you in many ways. For one, it boosts your femininity. And again, it makes more confident in your social life.

Helps In Enhancing Your Physical Appearance:
  • Removes The Asymmetry: Natural breasts of some women are not entirely symmetrical. If this asymmetry is noticeable through your clothes, you may find it challenging to select an outfit that fits properly. In such a case, a breast implant can even out the balance inside the bra. Based on the size and shape of the bigger breast, an implant can be customised that fills the gap in the bra of your smaller breast.
  • Restores Breasts After Pregnancy & Ageing: Both pregnancy and ageing take toll on your youthful look. Your breasts lose their perk and start sagging. Breastfeeding can also make you lose the volume of your breast or make them asymmetrical. A breast implant surgery, along with a breast lift and skin tightening can help you regain the former look in your breasts.
  • Adds Curves & Volume: The size of the breasts is a defining factor of a woman’s sexual appeal. But some women develop smaller breasts than average. So, for women who desire to get bigger boobs, a breast implant surgery is their option. This surgery can add volumes and curves to your breasts. Thus, a breast implant surgery will be able to even out the hip-chest proportion of your body.
  • Reconstructs Breasts After Mastectomy: Mastectomy, commonly known as a breast removal surgery, is used as a preventive measure or a treatment of breast cancer in women. While this is a very essential measure to cope with cancer, survivors often complain about the loss of their identity along with their breasts. If you are a survivor of mastectomy, you can go for a breast reconstruction surgery that will give you ‘new’ breasts.
Also, It Has A Good Impact On Your Lifestyle:
  • Builds Confidence: Big breasts have symbolised femininity across the cultures and throughout history. Smaller breasts are less culturally less sensual and can make you feel inferior. If this is the case, a breast implant surgery will help you regain your confidence. An implantation that gives you bigger breasts will help you form a stronger personality and hence, a bolder identity.
  • Makes You Fashion-forward: You must have noticed that all the fashion trends aim at women with big boobs. So, even if you want to be trendy as per the recent fashion statements, you will not be able to do so if you have small boobs. But if you can sport a cleavage through that low V-cut dress, you sure can steal the spotlight. A breast implant surgery will be able to add curves and volume to your breasts that will ease you into better fashion.
  • Offers Better Social Opportunities: Personality is a big factor in today’s society. Many job profiles demand a strong resume and a bold personality. If you feel inferior within yourself, you will not be able to show confidence to others. Plus, there is also a marriage-factor. Matches of matrimony are easier to attract when you can showcase your womanhood better.

All of these becomes difficult if you feel held back by the size of your breasts. A breast implant surgery can help you deal with social stigma and get better opportunities.

How Is A Breast Implant Surgery Done?

Prior to the surgery, the doctor marks the area of surgery as per the plan. Then you will be put to sleep with an anaesthesia. When the procedure begins, first an incision is made. The size of the incisions vary from small to medium depending on treatment opted for. A tissue expander is used to stretch out the muscle and the underlying tissue. A breast implant, filled with silicone gel or saline is then placed behind the tissue of the breast. For better stability the implantation may be placed under the chest muscle.

Breast Implant Surgery

After the implants are properly placed, the incisions are closed and blended with the natural crease in your body.

Breast Implants Planning Guide
How Is Breast Implant Surgery Done At Ambrosia Clinics?

At Ambrosia Clinic we have the best cosmetic surgeon in Hyderabad, Dr. Priti Shukla. She and her team is highly motivated to give you the best experience while you go through the process of breast augmentation. Here is the 5-step process we follow:

1 – Consultation – During the consultation we will clear all your doubts. You can also have a look and feel of the actual implants and even place them inside your bra and see. You can see pictures of breasts with similar implant size. A discussion with the doctor will help you make the right choices. You can feel free to ask any questions and also about the alternatives to breast implants, to increase breast size. So, if you are unhappy with the way your breasts look, you can book a free consultation with us.

2 – Pre-operative Evaluation – We evaluate your health conditions and make a note of your medical history to see if you are compatible with the procedure you want to go through. Then we measure your breasts and decide on the implant size and type. Once, these things are finalised, we suggest some routine blood tests and get you started on preoperative meds, if needed.

3 – During the Surgery – We use the industry’s best expertise and the latest technology for the surgery, with a very high caution. It’s an outpatient surgery; that means, you will be allowed to leave the clinic within the same day. A general anaesthesia is used to ease you through the process. It takes 1-2 hours for the surgery and a 6-hour stay post that. During that time, we keep a tab on you until you bounce back from the effects of anaesthesia.

4 – Post-surgery – During the initial recovery period, sleep on your back and do not stress on the incisions. You can find the detailed post-surgery care guide below. In addition to that, follow our instructions carefully and never miss out the checkups that we schedule for you. Feel comfortable to contact us whenever in doubt.

5 – Recovery – You can resume your daily life routine within a couple of days from the surgery. But complete recovery takes 1-3 months.

Where Does It Scar (or not) Post Breast Implantation?

After the surgery, you can expect a scar at the site of incision. Even though most scars fade away within a year, we make the incision at a place where any resulting scar can hide within the natural folds of the body.

Breast Implant Scars

Areas of Incision:

A breast implant surgery requires a 4-6 cm incision. Based on the treatment, we make incisions in the following places:

  • Inframammary Breast Implant Surgery: Here, incision is made in the crease underneath the breast, called the inframammary fold. It leaves a thin, 1 to 2-inch scar that is easily concealed within the crease. This incision is the most popular worldwide. What makes this procedure popular is that this incision can be used in all cases and types of implants. This is the safest and most reliable form of incision.
  • Periareolar Breast Implant Surgery: This is the second most common incision choice by plastic surgeons. A periareolar incision is made around the outer edge of the areola (the darker area around your nipples), so the resulting scar is hidden within the darker area of the skin. Plastic surgeons use this incision type if they are also performing a breast lift at the same time.
  • Transaxillary Breast Implant Surgery: This involves a small incision made within the armpit, through which your plastic surgeon will be placing the breast implant using a specialized camera and other medical instruments to ensure proper placement. This method is less commonly used.
  • Transumbilical Breast Implant Surgery: Here, a foldable implant is placed into the breast through a belly button incision. This method is not much popular.

Beyond Saline & Silicone Implants..

There are majorly two types of implants – saline and silicone. But only that a combination of the two gives you the best result. Implants come in different shapes as well. In fact, there are many types of implants which can be used based on what kind of breasts you want.

Types of Implants:

Silicone Breast Implants: They have silicone shell filled with silicon gel. They have been trendy since 1960s.The implants we use today are upgraded design, quality and safety factors.These implants are the 4th generation of the batch. They have a strong shell and cross-linked gel which makes them durable and cohesive. This means, even if, the implant is punctured the gel inside does not flow like water. It stays together like pudding. They feel and look is reportedly natural.

Silicone is approved by the FDA and is safe for women aged 22 years or more.

Limitation: Silicone implants run the risk of silent leakage which cannot be seen without an MRI scan. Hence, you need to visit your doctor regularly to keep a check of the health of your implants.

Gummy bear implants: It is one of the latest technologies in the market but has been fast approved by the FDA. However, again, only women aged 22 years or more can opt for a gummy bear breast implant.

The consistency of the silicone used is higher (highly cohesive). Hence, any leakage is extremely rare. They feel firmer than usual cohesive breast implants.

Limitation: Comparatively, bigger incisions are required.

Round Breast Implants

Round breast implants: These are the classic and most popular implants all over the world. Round implants give you fuller breasts as compared to other implants. They give you symmetrical breasts but is suitable for those who have less sagging. A even better quality of round implants can give even more projection. They retain a firm round shape even without a bra. Round implants are the safest in terms of results and there is no risk of rotating out of place.

Breast Implants

Teardrop shaped breast implants: For a completely natural look, teardrop implants are ideal. Natural breasts are flatter on top and round at the bottom. Teardrop implants are ideally firm gummy bear type.

A less saggy breast and firmer chest muscle is required to hold the implant correctly in its position. Otherwise, it might rotate mad make it look severely odd.

Limitation: Unlike round implants, with teardrop implant, the upper part of the breast becomes full and round only with a bra.

Smooth breast implants: They have a smooth shiny surface like that of a glass.The placement is such that the implants can slightly move within the implant pocket. This gives them a more natural movement. They are commonly used for a pocket that is under the muscle, rather than under the breast.

Smooth and Texture Breast Implants

Textured breast implants: They have a surface that is rough and dull in colour. Texturing offers a solution to the problem of capsular contracture. (Capsular contracture is a possible complication of breast implant surgery, wherein implants feel harder due to the thickening of tissue around it.) Texturing of implant surface acts as a sticky tape and breaks the scar tissue.

Saline breast implants: They are usually made to be filled with sterile salt water. If the implant shell leaks, a saline implant will collapse and the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body. The advantage is that you will know immediately if there is leak because your breast will flatten out immediately. This does not happen in silicon implants where the leak is undetectable sometimes.

Limitation: Saline implants last less than silicone implants and feel less natural.

Ideal Breast Implants (Structured saline implants): Ideal is the brand name of this new kind of breast implant which combines the best of silicone and saline implants. In usual saline implants, saline is filled in the shell, like water in a balloon. In Ideal implants, there are several chambers filled with saline. This way, the implant feels feels more natural like a silicon implant, but the leak can be detected easily as well.

How To Choose The Right Breast Implant Size?

Many considerations go into the selection of breast implant size.

Measurements of your original breast – width of your breasts, thickness of your existing breast tissue and tightness of your chest skin – need to be considered. Based on those factors, we recommend the range of sizes for you, out of which, you can choose one.

However, breast size should be proportionate to your rest of the body and it should not be so big as to stretch your tissues too much. Having said that, you can rest assured even if you genuinely require a bigger implant. We offer wider range of implant sizes – 100-750 cc size. You might like to check out the Ideal Breast Size in India.

Implant size selection is one of the most important steps before surgery and we make all efforts to help you choose the best size for you.

Dr. Priti Shukla, the Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Hyderabad, can help you choose an implant that best compliments your personality.

Prepare Yourself Before the Surgery

Pre Op Breast Augmentation

Reports suggest that the pre-operative care is as important as the post-operative care. You will need to tweak your daily activities and practices from a couple of weeks before the surgery. Here is how you go about it:

Pre-operative Care:
Two Weeks Before The Surgery:
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Do not smoking
  • Do not take painkillers
  • Consult the doctor before taking any supplements
The Night Before The Surgery:
  • Continue the earlier practices
  • Wash your hair and shower
  • Do not eat anything eight hours prior to the surgery

Additionally, you will have to follow any other instruction which we give you.

Heal Smartly After The Surgery

The outcome of your breast implant surgery is a combination of two factors – the surgery, the post-surgery care. You must take careful steps to manage pain, swelling, and avoid infections. This will decrease the recovery time and you will be able to get back to real life sooner.

Post-operative Care:
Immediately After Surgery
  • After the procedure, you will be moved to a recovery room, constantly supervised by our medical staff as you gain consciousness from general anaesthesia.
  • You will feel tired; so sleep and rest.
  • Four hours after the surgery, you can eat, drink and walk. (You can go home after 6 hours of the surgery).
Post Breast Augmentation
The First Week:
  • Sleep on your back to manage swelling.
  • Prepare yourself up with a few bed pillows or sleep in a recliner chair.
  • Wearing a compression bra, all through the day. Remove it only during shower. (You can shower because the incision is covered with a waterproof dressing).
  • Avoid any stress over the surgical area.
  • See the doctor 48 hours after surgery.
  • Manage pain only with prescribed painkillers in the recommended dosage.
  • Do not drive while you still take painkillers. Postpone driving for longer to reduce strain on your incisions.
  • Report any abnormality to the doctor immediately.
  • Working: Most women return to work in a week in an office environment after breast implant surgery.
Week Two to Six:
  • There is a review and check up after 1 week. Typically, all dressings will be removed.
  • Exercising: You might be able to perform some light exercise after about 4 weeks of your surgery.
  • Do not lift anything over your head and avoid serious workouts for six weeks.
  • Wear a stretchy but supportive sports bra.
  • Your first period after breast implant surgery may cause pain and swelling in the breasts.

Long Term Care After Breast Implant Surgery

You should have yearly check-ups with your plastic surgeon to keep an eye on the health of your implants. In case of any suspicion of a leak, an MRI of the breast is done to diagnose it.

Being the best cosmetic surgeon in India, Dr. Priti Shukla, recommends that after the age of 40 years you must go for annual mammograms to keep a check on the health of your breasts. This routine check up is crucial if you have breast implants.

Added Tips To Recover Sooner
  • Avoid the Sun.
  • Keep the area clean and dry.
  • Avoid drinking and smoking.
  • Limit the intake of salt.
  • Eat healthy food with more Vitamin K like lettuce, eggs, yogurt etc.
  • If your work is strainfull physically, take a longer break.

How Soon Can You See Your ‘New’ Boobs?

Once we get a new dress, we can’t keep calm until we can wear it. So, it’s very much understandable that you want to see your new boobs right after you get back to senses. When such is the hurry, 3 months may seem like a long time. But here, patience is the key.

Surgical Recovery: Firstly, it does not take more than 24 hours for you to bounce back to your feet. However, you will have to be very careful and move slowly for the first week. After that, you can pretty much be normal from the 2nd week onwards. However, do not do any heavy exercises for another week. The recovery time, in a true sense, ends here. After a month you can run, do aerobics and even lift weights. Handling of breasts can be completely normal after 1 month.

Final Outcome: To see the final outcome, you will have to wait a little longer. Soon after the surgery, implants look a bit bigger because of the swelling. Swelling disappears in a month and that is the best time to buy your new bra.

In about 3 months time, implants settle down in their final positions and look more natural. Roughly, you can expect to see the final look of your new breasts by the end of the 3rd month post surgery.

After the initial healing period of 1-3 months, your breasts feel totally natural and you can do everything that any other woman can, like weightlifting, carrying heavy loads and everything else that you can think of. Rough handling of breasts is safe after 1 month.

How Risky Is A Breast Implant Surgery?

Nearly 95% of breast implant surgeries happen smoothly without any complications. A small percentage may have some hiccups during the healing process like infection, accumulation of blood (hematoma), accumulation of watery fluid( seroma). It is best to be in follow up with the doctor during the initial 1-2 weeks, to detect any such issues. If any of these things happen, then remedial actions are needed to tackle them. None of these issues affects the general health though.

Complications may happen in a small percentage of patients after months or years. Important among these are:

  1. Capsular Contracture: Symptoms are hardening and deformity of breast. If this happens, it can be corrected by another surgery to remove the hard capsule and replacing the implant.
  2. Implant Leakage: Treatment for leakage is a replacement of the implant. There is no side effect on the body.
  3. Implant look and feel related issues like the visibility of margins and ability to feel the implant through the breast may occur occasionally.

Before & After Images

Breast Augmentation Before and After

Is A Breast Implant Surgery Very Expensive?

There is a tension regarding the cost of cosmetic procedures. But you only get what you pay for. But you still deserve a justification of your expense.

The cost of breast implant surgery in Hyderabad depends on various factors. It main factors are:

  1. Doctor‘s experience and reputation
  2. Hospital and the anaesthesia quality
  3. The quality of the surgical materials and implants.

However, for a surgery like that, your main concern should be the quality of the treatment you are receiving and not the cost. Do not let your budgeting compromise the outcome of your breast implant procedure – after all, you are aiming at getting a better aesthetic look!

Having said all those, at an average, in Hyderabad, the cost of a breast implant surgery ranges between Rs. 1,50,000 to Rs. 2,00,000. You can always talk to our expert to get a closer estimate.

A breast implant surgery is a big step for a person. It is important that you always take adequate precautions and also consult the surgeon. If you need further help, we, at Ambrosia Clinics, are here to make sure you live a life filled with confidence and a good self-image.

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We understand that going under the knife is scary. You need to make a careful decision when you consider changing your body shape. We believe, we can help you out in this process. This is why, we encourage you to speak to us openly about your desires and doubts.

Breast Implants are one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for women worldwide. This is also a popular procedure in Hyderabad; even in Ambrosia Clinic. The Ambrosia Clinic is headed by one of the best plastic surgeons of India, Dr. Priti Shukla.

Feel free to come and consult us if you want to get a breast implant surgery. You can avail a free consultation with our experts to clarify your doubts and get a better understanding of the treatment.


1. What is the right age for breast implant surgery?

The legal age for getting a breast implants surgery is 18 years. But if you want silicone implants, you have to wait until you are 22 years old. Because that is when you are eligible to get silicone implants as per the standards of FDA.

There is no upper age limit as such. Even women in their 60s can get a breast implant surgery.

2. Are silicone implants safe?

Silicone breast implants are made of high-grade silicon polymer which is safe for the human body. Silicone breast implants are in use since 1960s and due to constant technological updates, the latest implants are even safer.

3. What is an implant leakage?

Silicone gel implants are made of solid silicon outer shell and are filled with cohesive gel. Due to wear and tear over years, outer shell may become weak and inner gel may leak or come out. This is called an implant leakage.

It is not harmful to your health but you will need a new implant if that happens.

4. Do implants have an expiry date?

No, implants don’t have an expiry date and they need not be changed if there is no problem. The usual lifespan of an implant is 10-15 years, but they can last much longer.

5. What complications can happen with a breast implant surgery?

Breast implant is a safe procedure, but every surgery carries some risk. Hematoma, seroma and infection are some of the problems that can happen after surgery. Further treatment and surgery may be required to correct these complications. The scar can be prominent in some people and may require some treatment. In long term implant, leakage and capsular contracture may happen in some cases.

6. What is Capsular Contracture?

Body naturally forms a protective covering called capsule around the breast implant. Sometimes, a capsule can become thick and hard making breasts feel firmer than usual. This is called a capsular contracture. Capsular contracture can also cause pain and loss of shape. Capsular contracture is can be corrected by a surgery.

7. How big can my breasts become?

It is not ideal to increase the Breast Size too drastically. The increase of one or two cup sizes is safe. Putting too big an implant may over stretch the skin and breast tissue and can look unnatural.

Rest assured, we will recommend the safe implant size after carefully examining you.

8. Can I breastfeed after a breast implant surgery?

Yes, breast implants do not interfere with breastfeeding and you can safely do so.

9. Will my breasts look and feel natural after the implantation?

Yes, ideally, your breasts will look and feel very natura. As long as the implant of the right size and quality is used there’s nothing to worry about.

10. What if I don’t like my implants?

Usually, women are very satisfied with breast implants. But if you don’t like implants you can have them removed with a simple implant removal surgery.

11. Will my future partner know that I have implants?

Ideally, implants should look and feel natural. However, many factors including the kind of implant used and postoperative recovery can meddle with the final outcome. Hence, your partner may or may not know. Please note that implants are visible in chest X-ray.

Patient Reviews:

  1. The first time I visited I was not sure at all I will go forward but the way dr preeti explained and gave confidence about it made me go for it and now post surgery I am glad that I took the right decision. I have a perfect body shape as I always wanted. She actually treat her patient as her responsibility not only during the procedure even after. Looking foreword if I need anything else and would definitely recommend her to friends and whoever are in want of a good body. I would thank entire Ambrosia team for such a nice experience.
  2. Doctor went through with me about the pros and cons of the surgery in detail. breast implant surgery was done in a very skilled way. I have combined this surgery with tummy tuck. … Standards of theatre and the rooms are on par with international standards. I am very pleased with results. Dr Shukla is certainly a very fine and skilful surgeon – I would highly recommend her.
  3. I was very unhappy with my body but was scared of going under the knife. After a lot of research I found Dr. Priti Shukla’s Ambrosia clinic and instantly felt that this was the right choice for me. After the first consultation, I was assured that I would be in good hands. Dr. Priti was very comforting and gentle through the entire process. The staff has been extremely supportive with their regular check-ups and appointment management. Overall I’m extremely happy and content with the results and the whole Ambrosia team! I would recommend anybody interested in Plastic Surgery to work with Ambrosia.

Breast Talk: All You Want To Know About Ideal Breasts

Ideal Breast Size: Female breasts have been symbols of femininity, sacred symbols of motherhood and mysterious objects of desire to mankind since time immemorial. And yet, they are not always a source of pride and satisfaction to women. Artists, designers and movies have brought hitherto private body parts to public eye and created higher expectations in the minds of both men and women, as to what ideal breasts are like. A survey conducted in united states revealed that 76 percent of women were dissatisfied with their breast size, and 40 percent of male responders expressed dissatisfaction with the breast size of their partners. Does the same apply to Indians as well? Is there an Indian idea of the ideal breast? Here I have explored western and Indian art, Hollywood and Indian cinema and plastic surgery texts and combined it with my own experience as a woman and a plastic surgeon to get the answers.

Do Indian men like big breasts on women?

On google search, the common perception seems to be that men like big breasts. This is a common theme of popular jokes as well. Pornography directed at men validates and  reinforces this view. Study of ancient and Indian sculptures reveals women and goddesses being depicted as having large hemispherical, round breasts jutting straight out defying gravity. Men’s attraction to bigger breasts though can be explained by developmental theory. Breast develop during puberty in females, under influence of fertility hormone oestrogen. Oestrogen makes the girl transition to womanhood by stimulating breast glands and depositing fat in hips, thighs and breasts, giving her the characteristic curves. 


According to natural selection theory sexual partners were chosen according to their potential for fertility. Big breasted and curvy women thus got preference. Mothers breasts are the source of nourishment to an infant. Breasts are big, firm and full when the woman is breastfeeding. While the memory of mother’s breasts and the attachment to them may not be remembered in adult life, but subconscious mind carries the attraction. In Victorian era, England breasts were bound in tight corsets to make them look smaller, as large breasts were considered low class, tribal and vulgar. High society favoured smaller breasts on women as being the ideal breast type. In the 21st century, average breast size in general population has increased from B cup to C cup, because of increasing weight. And now you see in movies, slim women who have large breasts – thanks to plastic surgery. But there are several surveys, though not from India, that have demonstrated that majority of men are actually satisfied by any breast size on the woman they love.

What kind of breasts do Indian women like?

Isn’t it strange that so far we have been talking only about men, even though breasts belong to women. A girl who goes through the awkwardness of growing breasts in adolescence must witness the changes, pleasure and pains of her breasts through pregnancies, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations and ultimately age. So what kind of breasts do Indian women like?

  1. Breast size proportionate to her height and body type. Ideal breasts should be neither too small, nor too big, so as to draw unwanted attention and comments from friends, family or strangers.
  2. Indian women want breasts with size and shape that fits into commonly found bras. That way they don’t have to wear ill-fitting, uncomfortable bras.
  3. Breasts should look good in commonly available standard dress sizes. The size that fits at the waist should also fit at the bust and vice versa. Very large breasts and very small breasts make it tough to fit into ready-made clothes.
  4. Breasts should allow women to feel good in swimsuit and tight T-shirt, without having to wear pads that look unnatural.
  5. Indian girls and women often wear clothes that cover the breasts – like saree and dupatta. Ideal breasts should be big enough to show their shape and form through such clothes.
  6. Both breasts should be of the same size.
  7. Nipples should not be too prominent that they show through normal non padded bras.
  8. Breasts should not be so big as to cause pain in back and neck. Extra large breasts also don’t fit into bras well and make the woman feel suffocated and embarrassed.
  9. Breasts should be attractive to their husband or partner. This is a very important criteria for most women and when their man is dissatisfied, often Indian women are willing to change the size through plastic surgery. 

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What is the ideal breast size for Indian women?

In my practice, size 36 is often mentioned by Indian women who want to enhance their breasts by plastic surgery as the ideal breast size. This perhaps comes from’”36, 24, 36 “ ideal of woman’s figure which is been existing since the 1960’s. Thirty six-twenty four-thirty six defines ideal hourglass figure of maximum breast and hip measurements of 36-inch with a narrow 24-inch waist in between. How common is hourglass figure in reality? A survey of 6000 women conducted in USA in 2006 revealed that only 8 percent of those had hourglass figure. Indian women are most commonly pear shaped, with relatively wider hips and buttocks than the breasts. One can not define an attractive or ideal breast by a single number, like 36 inch. Ideal breasts are better defined in terms of bra cup size. Cup sizes C and D are most popular among Indian women.

Breast Size Chart

What is my bra size? 

Bra size is a common guess men make about women, but most women themselves do not know their correct bra size. Majority of the women wear wrong size bra in India. Reasons for wearing wrong size bra are: 

  1. Lack of knowledge about bra size measurement.
  2. Limited bra sizes and brands are available in most of small and medium sized Indian cities.
  3. Majority of Indian bra stores do not have professionals who will measure and advise the correct size.
  4. Women’s bra size changes with age, weight and pregnancies, but often they keep wearing the same size.

Bra Cup Sizes

Bra sizes come in a wide range, but most commonly available bra sizes in India range from 30B to 36D. Here 36 is bra size and D is cup size. Measuring the bras size involves taking 2 measurements: Strap size( measurement 1), is the tape measurement in inches just below the breast, where the bra strap rests. Measurement 2 is taken at the most prominent point of breast projection. If the difference between these 2 measurements is 1 inch then the cup size is A, if 2 inches B, 3 inches C and 4 inches D cup. So a woman with bra size 36 can have cup size of A and she may be flat chested. Whereas 34 C may look very attractive and 30 DD may be too big. So cup size is very important in describing breast size.

Ideal breasts according to plastic surgeons: 

Plastic surgeons are experts in beauty and body form. Plastic surgery textbooks pick up clues from art, sculptures and study what people like, to describe ideal breasts. When we operate on the breasts to improve the shape and size, these ideals guide us. Ideal breasts as visualized by plastic surgeons have following characteristics:

  1. Ideal breasts should be proportionate to the height, shoulder and waist diameter of the woman.
  2. Ideal cup size is B, C or D. Note that most surgery on breasts is aimed at changing cup size and not the strap size. Choice of cup size from B to D is usually decided keeping the wishes of woman and her partner in mind.
  3. Beautiful breasts are symmetrical overall. Perfectly symmetrical breasts do not exist though.
  4. Nipples point towards front and are in an equilateral triangle from the top of breastbone (at the lower neck hollow).
  5. Areolae(dark skin around nipple) are 4-5 cm wide and symmetrical. Nipple is 3-6 mm long. Nipple are are at the centre of the breast, at same level.
  6. Breasts are at the same level on the chest and neither placed too high, nor too low.
  7. Breast edges are round and breast tissue is 40 percent above the nipple and 60 percent below. Upper pole should not be empty or flat.
  8. Negative pencil test – if a pencil is placed at the crease below the breast with woman standing upright, the pencil will fall normally. But when breast is sagging, it holds the pencil against the chest wall- that is not ideal.
  9. There is no extra fat around the breast either in armpit or on the sidewalls of chest.
  10. Youthful breasts are firm and self supported.

Breasts Size

The problem with very large breasts: 

Average breast size of women is increasing all over the world proportionate to increase in obesity. But, breast size of a woman is not necessarily directly proportionate to their weight. That is why, weight gain does not solve problem of flat chested women and similarly extra large breasts are hard to reduce in size by diet and exercise.

 Large Breasts

Cup size above D can cause a variety of problems for women:

  1. Heavy breasts cause back and neck pain.
  2. Sports, exercise and swimming – all get difficult, and there is difficulty in maintaining healthy weight too as a result.
  3. Women with large breasts get awkward stares from people.
  4. Large breasts make women look big, even if they are slim.
  5. Low neck and may other styles of popular clothing for young women are out of question for big breasted women. Wearing T shirts, thin materials and going without dupatta becomes difficult. Clothing choices get restricted.
  6. Large breasts, above C cup invariably sag due to gravity. They need special and more expensive underwire bras to keep them looking uplifted and supported. As the breast size goes up, well-fitting bra gets harder to find. Women stuff the breasts in ill fitting bra. If they wear too small a bra trying to make breast less visible, the bra digs into the skin and leaves dent and dark marks. Breathing gets harder and breast keeps spilling out of cup and looks misshapen.
  7. The skin between the breasts gets irritated and pink due to sweat accumulation.
  8. Very large breasts can make socializing embarrassing and can lead to withdrawal and depression.

Ideal Breast Size

Problem with breasts that are too small:

In contrast to breasts too big, small breasts do not cause any health concern – only psychological and sartorial ones.

  1. Small breasted women usually resort to wearing padded bra. Padded bras tend to look unnatural and often there is empty space between bra cup and upper chest, which looks bad.
  2. In India, small breasts invite unwanted comments from well wishers advising the girl to gain weight.
  3. Women may feel less feminine because of small breast size. They lack confidence in finding partners, and in the common scenario of arranged marriage in India -mothers are concerned too.
  4.  Indian clothes like sarees require breasts to be bigger to give correct form.

Small Breasts

Plastic surgery of breast in India

According to 2016 survey of ISAPS ( International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons ), 92000 Indian women opted for aesthetic change in size and shape of their breasts in 2016. Most common breast procedure in India in descending order were:

  1. Breast augmentation with silicon implants – to increase the size of small breasts.
  2. Breast reduction surgery – to reduce the size of big breasts.
  3. Breast lift surgery– to lift up the sagging breasts-post pregnancy or weight loss.
  4. Fat transfer into breasts – to increase breast size.

Overall in the world, 3,08,9952 women underwent aesthetic breast surgery, marking 10 percent increase from 2015. 

Ideal breasts remain significant to Indian women and their partners through different stages of lives. Women from 18-55 years old have approached me, alone, with parents or with partners with their breast issues. Sometimes, it is the partner who insists in the surgery and the woman does it to please him, but most times it’s the woman herself who takes the lead and does the task of convincing the family about the need.


Dr. Priti Shukla

Dr. Priti Shukla is the best female cosmetic surgeons in Hyderabad. She has 18 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery and thousands of satisfied patients. Ambrosia Clinic is leading skin plastic surgery clinic of Hyderabad since 2009. Our team of dermatologist and Plastic surgeons at Ambrosia clinic offer services like hair transplantation, laser, skin care and plastic surgery.

Making The Most Of Your Breast Implant Surgery!

Breast Implant Surgery Breast Implant: Breasts form a very important part of a woman’s vital stats. Even though the much-desired 36-24-36 hourglass figure is pretty elusive and not mandatory, yet, there are some who desire to have the perfect breasts. Now, even if they are not naturally endowed, they have the chance to have clinically enhanced breasts, through an increasingly popular procedure called breast augmentation. With time and advancement in technology surrounding cosmetic surgical procedures, its techniques are being continually refined, ensuring women undergo surgery in a better fashion. Breast Implant:Much focus is put into recovery methods, so women could, in the shortest timeframe would be able to resume their daily routines. While often the focus tends to be diverted towards the actual surgery and its results and benefits, the information that leaves women wanting is that of the recovery stage. It is important to understand that despite the recovery time after this procedure is relatively brief, it is crucial to follow it at every step to achieve the maximum benefits it has to offer. But before we get to the recovery stage, anyone who is opting to go for the surgery should choose a good surgeon for this surgery. An experienced surgeon, a specialist, is key to the likelihood of a proper surgical outcome to this procedure one might undergo. This method requires some precise surgical techniques as well as judgment. Breast Implant: A skilled surgeon will be able to choose the best placement for your breast implants along with handling the body tissues with the gentle care it needs, thus avoiding any unwanted complications. But recovering from it in the right manner is essential to long-term success of this procedure on a body. So ensure to follow them right and with utmost patience. Breast Implant Over Vs Under Muscle Recovery The recovery process after breast augmentation could be a test of one’s patience. But in the end, if followed with precision, will deliver the best possible results. So for further below, the recovery stages are simplified according to periods post surgery. The Immediate period after augmentation The breast augmentation surgery is an takes nearly 2-3 hours for completion. Breast Implant: Post surgery, the patient will be placed in a recovery room. As the patient wakes up from general anaesthesia, medical staff will be around to thoroughly supervise. Post surgery, ensure there is someone close by, to get any work done and drive you home as this is a day care surgery. Due to the effects of anaesthesia, a patient would feel fatigued, and thus acquire plenty of sleep. Make sure you sleep an inclined position at about 30 degrees and on your back, as there would be swelling. To further simplify, purchase a pillow suiting the position. Second day post surgery The first phase was during your immediate recovery period or day one post surgery. Here we look at what to do on day 2! Ensure someone stays with you from the time you came out of the surgery room. It could help you with recovery, as you may not be then able to do things, like bringing you essentials, medications and ensure that you don’t fall. Post the augmentation procedure, patients would be asked to wear a medical compression bra. This bra supports the breasts over the incision covering bandages. Wearing it will help minimise swelling and mainly avoid the stitches from experiencing stress, as it limits the movement of the breasts. Due to the swelling, the chest area will have a tight feeling. Surgeons usually prescribe pain medications, as patients experience pain and discomfort post surgery, for the first week. Your first follow-up visit is usually the vesry next day-just to check, if you are alright . There is just a small waterproof dressing in your breast crease and apart from that your breasts are free. Stitches are self absorbable and need not be removed. Week one The compression bra needs to be worn, throughout the recovery period. You may feel your breasts are too big , too high or too obvious. That is normal and it is a common feeling of women after the surgery. But If you can cover breasts with a scarf others will not notice and gradually in a couple of weeks you will get the perfect look. Avoiding impact on the chest area is necessary for a significant recovery. Initially, in the first week, a patient will experience occasional pain, and the breast, in general, will feel hard. This feeling could continue for the next few weeks. Avoid driving when you are on medications. You could once the intake of prescribed pain medication ends. During recovery, especially during the first week, if you endure a fever or if there are excessive swelling and suffering, make sure you call your surgeon immediately. Ideally, patients could return to their workplaces after the end of the first week. Recovery: Week Two through Six After the third week, a patient could start performing light exercises. Sex is not a problem at any stage , but handling of breasts can be painful during first 1 week and should be avaoided.From week 2 it can be done, gently. Although, when it comes to exercising, avoid difficult ones like serious workouts or anything that would put your breasts through an enormous amount of stress, for at least six weeks post surgery. In the First menstrual period post-surgery, expect a fair deal of pain and swelling in the breasts. General tips for post-recovery process Be very gentle and take immense care to ensure the incisions are not bumped or crushed. Maintain a healthy diet while limiting salt intake. Lettuce, eggs and yoghurt should be a must in the diet plan, as the vitamin K content in these helps in reducing the swelling. While in the showers, make sure the water is not too hot and not directed straight at the incisions, as it makes the swelling even worse. Avoid alcohol and smoking to help the breasts heal properly. These should be avoided for a minimum of 2-4 weeks before and after surgery. Exposure to the sun could be bad for the implants. Wear sunscreen at all times, even after the surgeon has permitted to get out under the sun. With time, the scars will fade away leaving very limited to no signs. Additional methods like creams and silicon gel sheets should be used as advised by doctor , to limit scarring. Thant is why regular follow up during first 6 months is helpful. After that yearly check ups are ideal . Breast implants surgery is a calculated process, for the surgeon and patient alike. A patient needs to understand the benefits and risks involved equally and be very patient with the recovery and the ensuing results. Most importantly choose the right surgeon, one who is both experienced and highly recommended. About the clinic and doctor

Dr. Priti Shukla is the best female cosmetic surgeons in Hyderabad. She has 18 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery and thousands of satisfied patients. Ambrosia Clinic is leading skin plastic surgery clinic of Hyderabad since 2009. Our team of dermatologist and Plastic surgeons at Ambrosia clinic offer services like hair transplantation, laser, skin care and plastic surgery.