There are countless reasons why women choose to have breast augmentation. This cosmetic treatment can bring balance to your proportions, correct breast asymmetry, restore shape and volume lost during pregnancy, and give you the freedom to wear the clothing you like. During a breast augmentation, plastic surgeons use artificial implants or fat tissue to improve the size and shape of your breasts. Many women who undergo this treatment report increased levels of self-confidence and a higher quality of life.
The first Breast Augmentation was performed in 1962 when Timmie Jean Lindsey – a volunteer mother of six – received silicone implants and enlarged her breasts from a B to a C cup. Over the next half-decade, this transforming procedure grew to become the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States and worldwide. In 2018, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that more than 313,000 American women received breast augmentation. Even more interesting is the fact that more than 96% of these women were happy with the outcome of the procedure.
Dr. Harish Ghildiyal perform breast augmentation to help women to meet their aesthetic goals. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal have helped numerous patients from Dehradun, and surrounding cities boost their self-confidence and self-esteem with this procedure. The surgeon understands that the needs of different women are unique and works to create a highly customized treatment plan to suit the needs of each patient.
Who is A Candidate For Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation plastic surgery entails placing implants under the chest muscle or breast tissue in order to improve the size and contour of female breasts. You may be a good candidate for this cosmetic treatment if:
- You are in excellent physical and emotional health
- You have breasts that are asymmetrical, too small for your frame or lacking proper volume and cleavage
- You comprehend and understand the risks and rewards of this treatment
- You are above the age of 18 (in order to receive saline implants), and above the age of 22 (in order to receive silicone implants)
Dr. Harish Ghildiyal will reserve your first visit at their Medicraft Clinic to understand your needs and goals. The surgeon will listen to your concerns, ask questions, and learn about your medical history before letting you know whether this treatment is for you. If you have small breasts that are also sagging or elongated, the surgeon may recommend that you have a combined breast augmentation and lift procedure in order to achieve an increase in size while also giving a perkier, lifted appearance. Breast augmentation is a highly individualized procedure. For this reason, Dr. Harish Ghildiyal emphasize that each patient ensures they are having this surgery out of their own volition, not because someone else asked this of them.
Different Types of Implants
The first breast implant was developed in 1961 by American plastic surgeons Frank Gerow and Thomas Cronin, in collaboration with the Dow Corning Corporation. It was referred to as the Cronin-Gerow implant and was used to perform the first breast augmentation surgery in 1962. It wasn’t until the late 80s when the FDA conducted an investigation of breast implants and approved them as Class III medical devices.
Today, plastic surgeons and patients have a varied choice of implants to choose from depending on the needs at hand. There are three main types of implants that are used in breast augmentation procedures:
These are made up of a silicone shell that is filled with a sterile salt water solution. Saline breast implants are FDA-approved for women over the age of 18. These are typically inserted when empty during the augmentation procedure and then later filled with the saline solution to suit the patient’s goals. Saline implants are sometimes a more affordable option for women who are looking to receive a breast enlargement.
Silicone implants are by far the most popular, accounting for the majority of breast augmentation procedures. These are made up of a silicone shell that comes pre-filled with a silicone gel solution. Silicone implants are FDA approved for women over the age of 22. They tend to result in a more natural outcome and feeling.
Cohesive Gel Implants
Also referred to as ‘gummy bear’ or ‘form stable’ implants, these are a special type of silicone implants that contain a more cohesive gel – giving them a thicker and firmer appearance compared to traditional silicone implants. Many of these come in a ‘tear drop’ shape that gives the bottom of the breast a fuller and raised appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I need to replace my implants?
Modern high-performance breast implants are designed to last for 15 years or more. This means you won’t need to be thinking about replacing these any time soon. However, keep in mind that there’s a small risk of complications such as implant rupture, rippling, or capsular contracture that can make a revision procedure necessary. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal take great care during surgery to perform a clean procedure in order to minimize the risk of these complications.
Will I have scars?
Scars are an inevitable consequence of any surgical procedure where the skin is cut. The location of your breast augmentation will be influenced by the incision pattern that the surgeon uses. It is important to point out that Dr. Harish Ghildiyal aim to offer the breast augmentation Dehradun can provide. The surgeon uses advanced surgical methods and makes a great effort to minimize scarring so that you are happy with the outcome of your surgery.