Breast augmentation and reduction are two of the most popular cosmetic surgeries worldwide. These procedures are designed to enhance or reduce the size of the breasts to create a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing figure. At Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka, we offer breast augmentation and reduction procedures that are safe and effective for each patient.
Breast Augmentation/Reduction Procedure
A thorough physical examination is critical to the pre-operative evaluation process for breast augmentation and reduction procedures. During this examination, the surgeon will assess the patient’s overall health, including their medical history, current medications, and any pre-existing medical conditions that may increase the risk of complications during or after the surgery. The surgeon will also evaluate the patient’s breast tissue and skin quality to determine the most appropriate surgical approach. In addition, they will discuss the various implant types and sizes available for breast augmentation and the potential scarring and recovery time associated with the procedure. Our experienced surgeons will work closely with each patient to determine the best approach for their needs.
During the Procedure
Breast augmentation and reduction procedures have become increasingly popular over the years, and technological advancements have made them safer and more effective than ever before. During breast augmentation, the surgeon creates a small incision under the breast, around the nipple, or in the armpit and inserts an implant. The type and size of the implant used will depend on the patient’s body type and desired outcome. Breast reduction surgery involves the removal of excess breast tissue and skin to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. The surgeon will create incisions around the areola or below the breast, removing excess tissue, fat, and skin, before reshaping the remaining tissue to create a more natural-looking breast. Both procedures are performed under general anaesthesia and typically take several hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. Patients can return home the same day or the following day, depending on their recovery process.
After the Procedure
Following breast augmentation or reduction surgery, patients are advised to rest for several days to allow their bodies to heal. Avoid strenuous physical activity, including heavy lifting, bending, or stretching, for several weeks after the procedure to minimise the risk of complications. Patients may experience mild to moderate discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area, lasting several weeks after the surgery. Our team of experienced surgeons will provide detailed post-operative care instructions, including guidelines on medication usage, wound care, and follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process.
It is essential to wear a supportive bra or compression garment during the recovery period to promote proper healing and minimise swelling. Patients may also be advised to avoid smoking and alcohol consumption during recovery, as these can interfere with the body’s natural healing process. The recovery time for breast augmentation or reduction surgery varies depending on the extent of the surgery and the patient’s overall health. Patients can usually return to work and resume normal activities within a few weeks after the surgery. However, it may take several months for the full results of the procedure to be visible.
Complications and Risks
As with any surgical procedure, breast augmentation and reduction carry a risk of complications. Some of the potential risks associated with breast augmentation or reduction surgery include bleeding, infection, scarring, and changes in breast sensation. It is essential to choose an experienced and qualified surgeon who has extensive experience in performing breast surgery procedures to minimise the risk of complications.
Following all post-operative instructions carefully is critical to minimising the risk of complications after breast augmentation or reduction surgery. Patients should follow a healthy diet, avoid smoking and alcohol consumption, and take all prescribed medications as directed by their surgeon. It is also essential to attend all scheduled follow-up appointments and address any potential complications as they arise. In the rare event that complications do occur, our team of skilled surgeons is equipped to provide prompt and effective treatment to minimise any potential harm. We are dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality care possible and achieve the best possible outcomes from their breast augmentation or reduction surgery.
Who is Not Eligible?
Breast augmentation and reduction procedures may not be suitable for everyone. Patients with a history of breast cancer, active infections, or certain medical conditions may not be eligible for these procedures.
Treatment at Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka
At Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka, we offer safe and effective breast augmentation and reduction procedures tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs. We have the technology to ensure that our patients achieve their desired results. Whether you are looking to enhance or reduce the size of your breasts, we provide comprehensive care and support throughout the entire process. Come and experience world-class healthcare services at Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka.