Breast Augmentation

A well-formed and good size breast is recognized as a feminine asset. It is aesthetically pleasing and provides for easy fitting of clothes. 

There are commonly 2 groups of patients who will benefit from breast enhancement or augmentation. 
The first group of patients are usually young girls who have smaller breast as a result of breast hypoplasia.
The second group of patients are adults who develop breast flattening or droop after pregnancy and breastfeeding due to breast tissue atrophy.

The enlargement or enhancement of breast can be achieved reliably and safely using breast implants. Currently, silicone breast implants are the most popular and commonly used implant for augmentation. It gives a more natural shape and texture as compared to saline implants which tend to be rounded and firmer.
The newer breast implants have been made safer with the use of cohesive gel, commonly known as “gummy bear” type of gel. The gel is more cohesive or “viscous” and thus less likely to leak out into the surrounding tissues.

The implants may be inserted through 3 different approaches namely the axilla, periareolar and inframammary approach. The implant may be placed under the breast tissue (sub-glandular) or below the chest muscle (sub-muscular) or dual plane, where part of the implant is under the muscle and part under the breast and subcutaneous tissue. The choice of approach is dependent on the patient’s physical attributes, the size of the breast and thickness of soft tissue.
One of the most preferred surgical approaches for Asians is through the periareolar incision because the scar heals well and is least visible. It is also a more direct approach, thus less dissection and less painful.

The Breast Augmentation procedure takes about 2 hours under general anaesthesia. Hospitalization for 1 day is recommended for a more comfortable recovery. One of the possible complication for this surgery is bleeding or haematoma and infection (<5%). In the long term, there is a 3%-10% risk of capsular contracture, rippling or palpability of implant.

For secondary breast augmentation or correction of capsular contractures, generally the inframammary approach is advised. This approach gives better exposure for capsulectomy (removal of capsule) and to control bleeding. Sometimes the periareolar approach is possible.

The enhanced breast will improve the body proportion and facilitate the wearing of clothes. It will increase your attractiveness and give you added self- confidence. You can enjoy more sports like swimming and outdoor activities without feeling inhibited because of sportswear. There is no increased risk of cancer and you can continue to breastfeed baby naturally.

The information written and published on this website is not intended to substitute the recommendations of a trained professional and does not replace a professional consultation.
It is advisable to undergo a formal consultation to help establish a relationship between the doctor and yourself, accurately determine your concerns/problems, and get the appropriate treatments for them.
It is also imperative to note that the contents of the website with respect to treatments, results and pricing can vary from individual to individual, and can only be accurately determined by the doctor upon diagnosis.
Do note that all medical treatments will only be administered upon proper consultation, with the requirement that patients be above 21 years of age to provide legal consent.

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