Breast Augmentation clinically referred to as augmentation mammoplasty which involves implanting and the fat-grafting mammoplasty approaches to increase the size, change the shape, or restore breast volume and alter the texture of the breasts of a woman that has been lost after weight reduction, pregnancy or for any other reasons such as after mastectomy for breast cancer, or for cosmetic reasons. The resultant of breast augmentation increases fullness and projection of breasts. Breast implants may also be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury. With the advancement of plastic surgery breast augmentation/breast implants has now become easier and cheaper.
Types of Breast Implants for Breast augmentation
Most commonly two types of breast implants are used for breast augmentation purpose.
1) Saline implant filled with sterile saline solution.
FDA requires that women be at least 18 years old to get breast augmentation with saline-filled implants. This provides uniform shape and firmness of the breasts.
2) Silicone implant filled with viscous silicone gel.
FDA requires that women be at least 22 years old to get breast augmentation with Silicon-filled implants.
Cost of Breast Augmentation
The cost varies from time to time, location to location. It depends on doctor and types of implants. The average cost of breast augmentation surgery is $3,678, according to 2013 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
In Laser Medical Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh Breast Augmentation is done through surgical silicon Breast Implantation for the cost of TK. 120000 BDT
Breast Augmentation Surgery Procedure
Total procedure takes one to two hours and includes the following step. Breast augmentation surgery differs from breast lift surgery.
Step 1# General Anesthesia
Step 2# The Incision
Incision may be periareolar, inframammary or trans-axillary. Incision is given under the breasts, under arms, or around your nipples depending on the type of breast implant, degree of enlargement desired, body built and patient-surgeon preference.
Step 3# Inserting and placing the breast implant
Step 4# Closing the incisions
Breast Augmentation Risk and Complication
Changes in sensation in the nipple and breast
Formation of scar tissue and hardening in the area around the implant
Implant leakage or rupture
Possibility of revisional surgery