Changing your breasts’ size, volume and shape can give you more confidence in your appearance and the way you feel about yourself.
The aim of breast augmentation is to produce full, soft, natural breasts that are in proportion to the rest of the body. Most women request breast augmentation if they have small breasts or if they have lost breast tissue after pregnancy or breastfeeding. Asymmetry in breast size may also be corrected when the difference is very noticeable.
Surgery to increase the size of a women’s breasts involves the placement of implants either beneath the breast tissue or beneath the muscles of the chest. The newest option for women seeking silicone breast implants is “Gummy Bear” breast implants. Approved by the FDA in USA 2012, the implants are known as “Gummy Bear” implants because they have a consistency like the colorful candy. They are “form stable” and maintain their shape even if cut in half. Gummy bear breast implants are highly cohesive, fifth-generation implants.
Another option Dr Bijlani offers her patients is transferring the patient’s own fat to the breast. The fat can be transferred to enlarge and reshape breasts or correct smaller breast asymmetries. This involves a liposuction to extract fat from another area of the body and can be a helpful option for patients desiring to do both procedures.
Breast Reduction Procedure(Reduction Mammoplasty)
Large and heavy breasts can result in a number of practical and physical problems. They may cause shoulder and back pain, and limit the ability to wear fashionable clothing and engage in sports. Of all procedures in aesthetic surgery, breast reduction has the highest level of patient satisfaction.
In order to achieve smaller attractive breasts, the breast reduction operation does leave scars, around the nipple and under the breast. These are not seen even when wearing a bikini or evening dress. They usually fade over a period of eighteen months after breast reduction operation but will always be visible to some extent.
Dr Bijlani takes keen interest in large breast reductions as well.
Nipple and or areola reduction:
Some women desire a reduction in the size of their nipples( or areola). One of the most common reasons patients chose to undergo a nipple or areola corrective treatment is because, over time, their nipple or areola concerns have had a negative psychological impact, resulting in lower self- esteem .For these patients, the procedure can significantly improve the way they feel about this part of the body.’
Droopy empty breasts may result from weight loss or loss of breast tissue following breastfeeding. Mastopexy describes a surgical procedure to lift the breasts and restore a more youthful appearance. Sometimes the mastopexy procedure is combined with placing an implant under the breast to augment it. This is known as a mastopexy-augmentation.
Find out more about the following on the Reconstructive Surgery page:
- Retracted Nipple surgery (eversion of Nipples):
- Tubular Breasts
- Agenesis Of Breasts (Poland’s syndrome)
- Accessory breasts and Nipples
- Breast Cancer Reconstructive surgeries
Male Breast Surgery (Gynecomastia)
This is a form of breast reduction normally applied to men to reduce the effects of ‘man boobs’.
The procedure usually involves some liposuction at the start, which in many cases can be sufficient to achieve the desired effect, but in some cases incisions are required to allow access to the more stubborn glandular tissues, which may need to be removed.
In more severe cases some excess skin may need to be removed which will leave some scars, which will vary according the amount of skin and other tissue that may need to be removed.