Breast Augmentation Surgery – All you need to know

Breast augmentation is a procedure that increases the size of your breasts. It includes inserting artificial implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue or injecting fat to add volume.

Dr Leena Jain Created on 10th Nov, 21

Breast augmentation is a procedure that increases the size of your breasts. It includes inserting artificial implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue or injecting fat to add volume.

This surgery is best done by a qualified Plastic Surgeon and one needs to be aware of the merits and demerits of this surgery.


Breast augmentation can be beneficial to any woman who:

  • Desires to Enhance the size of her breasts at any age.
  • Post-pregnancy wishes to enhance the volume of breasts

Wishes to correct gross asymmetry of breasts as in a condition called tuberous breast. Discuss your objectives with the cosmetic surgeon to be realistic about the benefits of breast augmentation.


Now let us see the breast augmentation surgery procedure:

Breast size can be augmented by two methods:

  1. Insertion of implants
  2. Injection of fat

Breast augmentation with implants

Breast augmentation with implants

Here silicon implants are used to augment the breasts and they are placed either below the breast tissue or between the chest muscle (pectoralis) and the ribs. The implant is selected based on the volume desired and the rest of body proportions. Sizers are available the patient can try on to understand the post-operative result.


Anaesthesia : General

Duration of hospitalization : Daycare surgery

Incision : 5 cms long under the breasts, which is well concealed..

Merits :

  • single staged procedure
  • Immediate results
  • Not associated with the development of breast cancer


  • very low possibility of implant infection or formation of a capsule around the implant.

Breast augmentation with fat:

You can have breast augmentation surgery using your own body fat. Liposuction is a process that removes fat from your thigh or belly. The solid fat is purified and transformed into a liquid nano fat that can be injected.


Your plastic surgeon will determine the required amount of fat before the surgery. Then as per the requirement, your doctor extracts the fat with the help of a liposuction technique.


Then the nano fat is evenly inserted into both of your breasts using specialized injectable devices.


Anaesthesia: General

Duration of hospitalization: Daycare


  • no artificial or synthetic material inserted into the breast
  • You get additional debulking of the belly or thighs with breast augmentation
  • No chances of infection or extrusion as no artificial structure is used.


  • The procedure may have to be repeated as the volume of fat injected shrinks by 30-40% over 3-4 months and then stabilizes. Hence repeating the procedure of injecting fat twice or at times three times will ensure volume desired

You must consider the following factors when deciding to have breast augmentation surgery:

  • Breast implants would not make your breasts less saggy. To fix sagging breasts, your plastic surgeon can do an additional breast lift or mastopexy surgery augmentation.
  • Breast implants do not have a lifetime warranty. An implant’s estimated lifespan is about ten years. Furthermore, your breasts will begin to age, and factors such as weight gain or loss will alter the appearance of your breasts. These problems would almost certainly lead to a future surgery.

Post-surgery care:

  • The post-operative period is often uneventful, with not much pain or discomfort.
  • The patient can go about
  • In case of any fever or increased pain, to inform sos.

What complications you can face after the treatment:

The complications you may experience are as follows -


(i) Implant-related issues:

Implant infection which is quite rare following augmentation surgery.

Capsular contracture may happen, again it's rare. Not associated with the development of breast cancer.


(ii) Relating to fat grafting

There is a rare chance of infection or bleeding after the treatment. The patient may experience some discomfort post-surgery.


Revision Surgery: Within six months of injection, your body absorbs 30-40% of the grafted fat. As a result, following the first surgery, there will almost always be some loss in breast volume. Hence, you may need further sessions of fat grafting to achieve the desired result.


Relevant Questions

Q. Hello dr, will plastic surgery led to any problems in the future? I am worried about it.

No dear, it is like any other surgery. It involves all the steps and similarly also the risks involved in any other surgery. It is a common concern that plastic surgery especially poses problems in future, it’s not true.

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Q. Hello Dr, I am Soumil. I want to know what foods should I avoid before going plastic surgery? can you please suggest me??

Avoid high-fibre foods of any kind within 24 hours of any surgical operation involving anaesthesia, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains. You should avoid eating fish or taking fish oil or omega-3 supplements for the two weeks coming up to surgery. For more information, you can book an appointment with Dr Leena Jain. 

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Q. Hello, I am a 33 year old female and looking for cosmetic surgeons who have expertise in fat grafting and wondering if that's one of the services you offer. The concerned area is my under eyes. I have hollow eyes. Thank You.

 Fat grafting, we do it regularly for breasts and for Scars. We can do it for hollow eyes also. Please call 9137767350 for appointments.

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Q. Hello. I am a 43-year-old woman. I have no pains, but I want to have breast reduction surgery for aesthetic purposes, improve my posture, and work out better. I am presently overweight, and my large breasts cause a lot of discomfort when I do active cardio exercises. Could you please advice?

Hello. Heavy breasts do cause a lot of back, neck and shoulder pain. The heaviness they cause on the chest causes breathlessness. Also, people start slouching due to the weight of breasts.

You can consider breast reduction surgery as it gives an immediate relief from all the above physical symptoms, improving your confidence and making you feel light.

For appointments kindly call or message on 9820991853/ 9137767350

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Q. Doctor I had a query, How to find out if I really need a breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a subjective desire. If a girl/woman feels her breasts are small then she can opt for an augmentation or implant surgery to increase the volume of her breasts. Hope this answer helps you!

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