Women with small breasts might have an altered body image and feel less feminine and are candidates for breast augmentation. Breast augmentation or increase in the size of the breasts is commonly done with the help of an implant (which can be filled with saline or silicone gel) which is put under the breast to portend an increase in its size. This implant can be placed under the breasts or under the muscle or in both planes. A variety of incisions are used in putting this implant, please discuss with your surgeon about what might be the best for you. Apart from implants, increase in breast size can also be achieved with injections of fat harvested elsewhere from your body in multiple sittings. However, owing to the variable absorption of fat, the results can be unpredictable and therefore requires multiple sessions.
This operation is performed under general anesthesia which means that you would be put to sleep during the procedure. Depending on your recovery, you might be discharged on the same day of the surgery. If you are likely to get pregnant in future, your surgeon would take extra caution so that you would be able to breastfeed in future.
Complications of surgery include collection of blood and serum under the breasts, hypertrophic scarring over the incision line or can be related to the implant like implant rupture, extrusion and capsular contracture which might make the breasts appear contracted.
The cost of breast augmentation in Kolkata varies according to the choice of implants. For a quote on breast augmentation, please consult Dr. Adhikari.