Before getting married, many brides these days are going in for the cosmetic procedure of breast correction. Some of them are also undergoing it after a breast removal surgery. Many of us do not know what breast correction means and how it is done. Dr Viral Desai, a celebrity cosmetic and plastic surgeon and founder of DHI & CPLSS, speaks with My Medical Mantra about breast correction procedures and current trends.
Q: Why are brides undergoing breast correction procedures these days?
A: Any future bride knows that a lot of planning goes into a wedding. With the prevalence of social media, plus the desire to look the best on their wedding day, many women opt for cosmetic surgery procedures before they walk down the aisle. Brides may consider breast correction if they don’t like the way their gown fits, or they just want to change a major part of their appearance before the wedding. Breast enlargement is the most common procedure for breast correction, rarely bride asks for breast reduction in case of abnormally enlarged breasts.
Q: What is it and how does it work?
A: Breast enlargement, augmentation, or are all plastic surgery terms for breast-implants. And fat-graft mammoplasty approaches are used to increase the size, change the shape, and/or alter the texture of the breasts of a woman. There are three procedures, the patients usually opt for:
Silicone breast implants: Involves surgical placement of an implant behind each breast to increase its volume and enhance its shape. Since implants are placed behind the breasts there is no interference with baby feeding. Many women choose to have their breasts enlarged in order to satisfy their own desire for a fuller bustline. Breast enlargement can enhance your breast size and shape and can give you the more proportional figure that you always wanted. Many women gain a great deal of self-confidence and satisfaction from breast augmentation.
Fat graft mammoplasty: Fat injection procedure is known as autologous fat transplantation or microlipo injection. It involves extracting fat cells from the patient’s abdomen, thighs, buttocks or elsewhere and re-injecting them beneath the breast.
The breast reduction procedure removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, making the breasts smaller, lighter and firmer. Breast reduction can also reduce the size of the areola – the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal of this procedure is to give patient smaller breasts that are in proportion with the rest of her body.
Q: What is the ideal time to get it done before the wedding?
A: The bride should do 3-6 months before the wedding.
Q: What is the recovery time for the procedure and results?
A: The recovery and results will take 3-4 weeks.
Q: What is price range for the treatment?
A: The cost of the procedure depends upon the requirement of the patient in regards to the desired size and shape of the breast.