Breast Augmentation - a fully customizable procedure
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that uses breast implants to increase the size and restore fulness of women´s breasts. It is the most popular procedure in the entire world – about 1.700.000 breast augmentation surgeries are performed every year. One of the main benefits of breast augmentation is the fact that it is a fully customizable procedure (there are different breast implant brands, sizes, shapes, profiles and textures).
NIGHT STAY OR OUTPATIENT
|1-night stay is usually required|
|2 weeks to go back to work|
|Rest, sleep facing up, do not exercise or perform strenuous activities, take antibiotics and pain killers as prescribed and use surgical bra.|
Who can benefit from a breast augmentation?
NATURALLY SMALL BREASTS
Women with naturally small breasts who feel unsatisfied with their breasts size and shape. Dr. Zia will help you chose the right implants to increase breasts volume while maintaining a natural and aesthetically pleasing look.
POST PREGNANCY BREASTS
After pregnancy and breastfeeding most women experience volume loss which can cause breasts to appear deflated. Dr. Zia will help you chose the right breast augmentation option to restore your natural shape and volume.
Aging and weight fluctuations can cause the breasts to lose volume, develop skin laxity and decrease in size. Dr. Zia will recommend the best technique according to your body type and breast sagging level: periareolar breast augmentation or breast lift with implants.
Best candidates for breast augmentation?
At Dr. Zia´s plastic surgery practice in Karachi, many women ask for breast augmentation to enhance their breast profile. Only a qualified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast surgeries such as Dr. Zia ul Islam will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery.
SUITABLE CANDIDATES FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY USUALLY MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
- Want to increase cup size
- Improve “empty” and sagging breasts (usually due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging and weight fluctuation)
- Improve breast shape
- Achieve a more evident cleavage
- Correct breast asymmetry
- Good physical and mental health
- Have realistic expectations (looking for improvements but not perfection)
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding (you should wait at least 3 months after stopping breastfeeding to perform surgery).
SHAPES, PROFILES & TEXTURES
Types of Breast Implants
Each patient has different breasts and body characteristics and different expectations concerning size and shape. Therefore, there are different types of breast implants to match your individual characteristics and expectations. There are different brands, shapes, profiles and textures. During you breast augmentation consultation Dr. Zia will guide you through different breast implants options and will suggest the best choice for your individual case.
Breast Implant Size
Size is one of the main concerns for breast augmentation patients but there is no “fits-all” option. Implant sizes are based on “CC´s” – Cubic Centimeters. There are breast implants as small as 100 CC´s and as big as 800 CC´s but the most common sizes range between 300 and 400 CC´s. Generally speaking, the following size ranges can be considered:
- 200 CC OR BELOW: SMALL SIZE
- 250 CC TO 350 CC: MEDIUM SIZE
- FROM 400 CC: BIG SIZE
In order to choose the perfect size for you, you will need to share with Dr. Zia what look you would like to achieve. Measurements like your height, weight, shoulder and ribcage width also need to be considered in order to determine a range of breast implant sizes that would achieve a proportionate improvement as well as reduce the risk of complications in the long run. While breast implants that are too large will suggest obvious surgical modification (fake look), implants that are too small will not impact a woman´s breast size and body contour and will not make the change worth.
Breast Implant Shapes
If you have decided on getting a breast augmentation done, breast implant shape is also a major factor to consider. There are two different shapes:
ROUND SHAPE: this was the first breast implant shape introduced in the market and it´s still the most common one. Round breast implants will give your breasts a more fulness appearance at the top – great option for women looking for a more pronounced cleavage or for women performing a breast lift surgery and looking for a very perky breast look. Round shape implants come in different types of projection, ranging from low to high.
TEARDROP SHAPE: teardrop shape implants will give your breasts a more natural look. In this shape, the bottom is fuller than the top but that does not mean you will not have a cleavage, it simply means that fulness in more concentrated at the bottom.
PROS & CONS
Breast Augmentation Scars
Regarding breast augmentation incisions, there are three different approaches and there is no such thing as “right” or “wrong”. Each incision has its pros and cons and you must discuss the options during your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Zia.
OVER OR UNDER THE MUSCLE?
Breast Implant Placement
After the incisions have been made, breast implants will be placed in the previously chosen position. There are three different types of breast implant placement and again, there is not right or wrong option – all of them are safe and reliable and according to your body type, implant size and chest characteristics, Dr. Zia will recommend the best implant placement approach for your particular case:
SUBGLANDULAR (OVER THE MUSCLE):
the breast implant is placed between the breast tissue and the muscle. This technique is considered to be less invasive than the submuscular technique, recovery may be quicker and also more comfortable.
SUBMUSCULAR (BEHIND THE MUSCLE):
breast implants are placed below the pectoral muscle. This approach usually provides more natural results specially for patients that are very thin or have very little breast tissue – natural body tissues will lay over the implant. Submuscular placement also provides better implant support and reduces risk of capsular contracture.
this is the most advanced breast implant placement technique – a pocket is created under the pectoral muscle the muscle off the chest wall creating a space
for the implant. A two-plane dissection is left – 2/3 of the implant is under the muscle, while the lower part of the implant is in the sub-glandular plane. This
technique offers a very realistic look and feel together with great muscular support and fulness.
Breast Augmentation Recovery and Downtime
Here’s what you need to know about breast augmentation recovery process, how you will feel, what to expect and how to care for your new breasts. Each patient is different, and recovery may be different on each patient as well.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY:
after you wake up from general anesthesia you may feel sleepy and tired for some time. You will spend one night at the clinic and you can go home the day after with a family member or friend – you cannot drive so make the necessary arrangements.
FIRST 3 DAYS:
the early days after your surgery are the most uncomfortable and you may experience some discomfort, pain and pressure on your chest area. To help you feel more comfortable during your recovery take medication as per the doctor´s prescription. Some patients will need rest during this period, others will feel well enough for easy activities such as going for a walk and cooking simple dishes at home. Lymphatic drainage massages may be required at this point to reduce edema and speed recovery.
AFTER 1 WEEK:
after the first week you will be able to resume many of your daily activities – driving, easy home cleaning, independent personal care, simple chores etc. From
the first week the implants start settling into place so take it easy and do not perform strenuous activities specially the ones that affect arms and chest.
AFTER 2 WEEKS:
you will be able to go back to work and to the gym (start with light exercises. Heavy exercises can only be done after 4 weeks). You can also go to the beach if you
are healing as expected (avoid direct sun exposure on the scar area).
AFTER 4 WEEKS:
after one month you are totally clear and is the time to start living your “new life”. You can use your new bras including underwire option and intimate breast sexual
related activities are allowed.
STEP BY STEP
Step 1: Markings
Prior to surgery, patient is marked by the plastic surgeon in a standing position – this is necessary to achieve a symmetrical result.
STEP 2: Anesthesia
General anesthesia is administrated, and flexible tube is inserted to control breathing function.
STEP 3: Surgical site preparation
Surgical skin preparation and blue wraps placement.
STEP 4: Incisions
Surgical skin preparation and blue wraps placement.
STEP 5: Sizers
Before inserting the breast implants a sizer is placed to check the result. A sizer is a medical device that it looks exactly as a breast implant – it comes in different shapes and sizes – it helps plastic surgeons checking results.
STEP 6: Incision and pocket creation
The incision is made and then a pocket where the implants will be placed is created (under the muscle, over the muscle or dual plane).
STEP 7: Implant disinfection and placement
Breast implants are irrigated in antibiotics to avoid infection and re inserted in the breast pocket.
STEP 8: Closing incisions
Incisions are closed with proline or nylon sutures or with dissolvible stitches.
STEP 9: Waking up patient
Patient is woken up by the anesthesiologist.
STEP 10: Surgical bra
Before taking the patient to the recovery room, the surgical bra and strap is worn.
Breast Augmentation Price in Karachi
The cost of breast augmentation surgery in Karachi includes plastic surgeon´s fee, anesthesiologist and nurse fees, operating room fee, the cost of silicone breast implants and other costs including medical tests, medication, follow-up medical consultations and surgical bra/strap. Dr. Zia is currently offering special prices on breast augmentation surgery that ranges between Rs 300,000 and Rs 500,000. The final cost of breast augmentation may vary depending on patient´s initial breast characteristics, surgery complexity and breast implants type. Dr. Zia also offers financing for you breast augmentation surgery.
To schedule your consultation or to learn more about breast augmentation price and conditions please contact Dr. Zia ul Islam´s practice today.
What can I expect from Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Providing you are a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery, you can expect to achieve larger, fuller and perkier breasts. However, it is important to know that surgery will not change the natural characteristics of your breasts including shape, areola, nipples and symmetry. In certain cases, additional surgery techniques may be combined with breast augmentation for optimal results. During your breast augmentation consultation Dr. Zia ul Islam will note your natural breast characteristics and will suggest the best surgical plan.
SCHEDULE YOUR BREAST AUGMENTATION
APPOINTMENT IN KARACHI
Aga Khan Hospital
+92 21 111 911 911
Cooper Consultants Clinic
+92 21 35 37 0671 4
If you have decided on performing your breast augmentation surgery in Karachi or you simply want to learn more about the procedure, please schedule your appointment with Dr. Zia.
Breast Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions
What type of anesthesia is used on breast augmentation?
Dr. Zia ul Islam performs breast augmentation wit general anesthesia and patient can go home one day after surgery.
How long will my breast augmentation result last?
Breast augmentation provides long-lasting results. However, women undergoing this surgery must be aware of possible future need to undergo a revision surgery to maintain the appearance of your breasts.
Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?
Yes, it is possible. If you are considering pregnancy you must discuss with your plastic surgeon, the best techniques to preserve milk ducts – usually inframammary incision.
Will my nipple sensation change?
Sensory changes following a breast augmentation surgery are common but for most women this will last about 6 months before returning to normal. In very rare cases feeling and sensation changes are permanent.
Am I too young or too old for breast augmentation?
The most common breast augmentation patients are women in their 30´s with or without children. Whatever your stage in life, we encourage you to schedule a breast augmentation consultation to find the best surgical plan for your cosmetic goal.
Will breast implants feel natural to the touch?
Most patients are surprised with the natural feel of breast implants specially when they are placed under the muscle or dual plane technique – implants will be “hidden” behind the natural breast tissue. During the first weeks breast will be swollen and will feel harder but with time it will become softer and more natural to touch.
Will breast augmentation work for me if my breasts are sagging?
Women with sagging breasts can also perform breast augmentation but a breast lift is also required. Without a breast lift to remove excess skin, placement of the implant will not correct the sagging.
What is the effect of smoking on breast augmentation?
Nicotine causes tiny blood vessels to clamp down and healing wounds will not get enough blood flow. If you smoke, you will be at higher risk of wound healing problems and infections. We recommend our patients to be nicotine-free for 4 weeks before surgery and for the necessary time after surgery until healing process has is complete.
Is there a relation between breast cancer and breast augmentation?
Breast cancer appears on women with or without breast implants and there is no evidence that breast implants cause breast cancer. If you have undergone breast augmentation or are at a higher risk of breast cancer you must perform breast cancer screening routine.
Is there a risk of breast implants interfering with cancer screening?
Interference with cancer screening is very rare. However, risk of implant interference is reduced when breast implants are placed deep to the pectoral muscle.
Which are the possible complications of breast augmentation surgery?
Breast augmentation procedure is very safe and most of our breast augmentation patients are happy with the results and have not gone through complications. However, just as in any other type of surgery, there are risks and complications involved. Possible breast augmentation complications include hematoma, infection, changes in nipple sensitivity, capsular contracture, rippling and implant rupture. Risks and complications will be discussed during your breast augmentation consultation.
BREAST AUGMENTATION SPECIALIST
Why chose Dr. Zia ul Islam for your breast augmentation surgery?
Dr. Zia ul Islam is a board-certified Karachi Plastic Surgeon with more that 20 years of experience performing primary and revision breast augmentation surgeries. Breast augmentation is not as simple as it seems, and it requires knowledge, skills and extensive experience to achieve good results.
- Zia has performed hundreds of aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgeries.
- Proven results through before and after breast augmentation images.
- Names a Top Doctor in Karachi.
- Performs surgeries at state-of-the-art Karachi clinics.