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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, performed. Various factors, like age, genetics, pregnancies and changes in weight can lead to changes in the shape, size or appearance of breasts. Women, wishing to improve their breast size or have suffered changes in appearance, can achieve it with breast augmentation. In this operation, breast implants get placed inside the pocket behind existing tissues of breasts. Augmentation may increase or balance breast size, reform volume or shape in the cases of partial or total loss.

Thus a patient opting for a “Breast Enlargement” procedure using Implant must decide on three factors. The size and Profile of the Implant, incision site (the area where the scar would ultimately remain), and the plane of implant Placement.

Normally the breast implant is done to correct and improve the overall appearance of the breast area. Because of the problems like, sagging breast, impaired breast or other problems related to size and shape of the breast, the implants are used to correct these problems.

Subglandular implant placement

Here the implant is somewhat like jelly bag i.e; a small bag of full of silicon gel, these are smoother than saline implant. Silicone breast implant is positioned under your breast tissue but above your pectoral or chest muscles. Implants placed using the subglandular implant technique are often colloquially referred to as “overs” because they are over the chest muscles.

Partial submuscular implant placement

This process involves inserting the silicone or saline breast implant under your breast tissue and partially under your pectoral and other chest muscles. Because they are partially under the muscles, implants placed using this technique may be called “unders” or “partial unders.”

Full submuscular implant placement

With full, or complete, submuscular implant placement, the breast implant is placed under your pectoral and chest muscles. Implants in this placement location may be referred to as “unders.” The implants used for breast enlargement surgery are a material foreign to the body and your body will naturally build a wall or capsule around the breast implants.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is often described as necessary reconstruction procedure and is often covered by health insurance plans, in case a minimum amount of tissue gets removed. Reduction removes excessive breast tissue in order to get healthier, shapelier and more comfortable breasts.

Surgical drains are removed after a couple of days, as well as all the bandages. After one to two weeks, external sutures are also removed and the physician may order you to wear the compression garment, not sleep on your stomach and avoid any straining or lifting for a month or more. Scars on the lower midlines and breast creases are normal; besides, the physician places the sutures so that the scars from them are turning to be as hidden as possible. Scars will slowly fade to thin, slightly discolored lines.

If breast size is largely due to fatty tissue and excess skin is not a factor, liposuction alone may be used in the procedure for breast reduction. The technique used to reduce the size of your breasts will be determined by your individual condition, breast composition, amount of reduction desired, your personal preferences and the surgeon’s advice.

A breast reduction is an operation aimed at removing excessive breast tissue and fatty tissue in order to leave the breast smaller, better-shaped and in proportion with the rest of the body. Breast reduction surgery is usually performed through incisions on your breasts with surgical removal of the excess fat, glandular tissue and skin. In some cases, excess fat may be removed through liposuction in conjunction with the excision techniques. If breast size is largely due to fatty tissue and excess skin is not a factor, liposuction alone may be used in the procedure for breast reduction. The technique used to reduce the size of your breasts will be determined by your individual condition, breast composition, amount of reduction desired, your personal preferences and the surgeon’s advice.

The most common method of reducing the breasts involves three incisions. One incision is made around the areola. Another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third incision follows the natural curve of the breast crease.

The most common method of reducing the breasts involves three incisions. One incision is made around the areola. Another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third incision follows the natural curve of the breast crease.

Breast Lift

Usually, breast-lift procedure takes from one to four hours, depending on how complex the procedure is and whether any other procedures are to be performed. Before starting the procedure, area of operation is cleansed and anesthesia is done. Physician will probably also administer general anesthesia. Physician makes an incision along the predetermined lines, extending beyond the upper perimeter of the areola, which marks the new upper perimeter.The area below it is pulled together and tightened, which makes for a better breast position.

Physician then lifts the skin and makes it unattached from the layers below. Areola and nipple are not impacted, as the skin around them gets removed. To ensure complete mobility of the breast, physician uses a cautery device.while non-dissolvable bandages are removed in one to two weeks. Minor pain, bruising or swelling are to be expected within several weeks after the procedure.There are different types of lifts available with different incision patterns. This could be discussed with Dr. Kannan Kumar in prior to surgery. The most common process involves an anchor-shaped incision and stitches are usually placed around the areola, in a vertical line extending downwards from the nipple area, and along the lower crease of the breast.

The doctor would suggest you to wear bandages or a surgical bra for several days. There may be some pain, but it should not be serious and it can be treated by a prescription from your surgeon. Dr. Kannan Kumar is having a special prescription for post operative period which avoids pain killers and side effects tabs. After the bandages and surgical bra have been removed, your doctor may suggest that you wear an athletic or support bra until the swelling subsides. Normally removal of stitches is a stage-by-stage process done within a week or two after plastic surgery.

Heavy lifting or straining should be avoided after plastic surgery because this can cause the breasts to swell and increase pressure which leads to tearing of stitches. You can return to work normally within a week and to full activity within a month. Sensation in your nipples may be reduced temporarily, but sensation usually returns to normal as your breasts heal. Breast feeding is typically unhindered because the connecting glandular tissue of the nipple and areola are left intact during breast lift surgery.

Please remember that the relationship with your plastic surgeon does not end when you leave the operating room. If you have questions or concerns during your recovery, or need additional information at a later time, you should contact your surgeon.