Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants)

Things you need to know about Breast Augmentation The world is changing. So are the boobs! Time, age, genetics, pregnancy, weight changes, sun exposure, and gravity can cause the size and shape of breasts to change. Good thing, Plastic Surgery Phuket offers breast augmentation to help women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts, or who have experienced changes in the appearance of their breasts. Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today. However, you should carefully consider whether breast augmentation is suitable for you before deciding to go ahead. You may ask your surgeon any questions that you may have and he will give you guidance and advice to make sure that your choice is fully-informed. Here is the list of things you need to know about breast enhancement. Breast Implants is known in the plastic surgery world as augmentation mammoplasty. It is a surgery to increase breast size which involves placing breast implants under breast tissue or chest muscles. This procedure, however, is commonly known and called as Breast Augmentation, Boob Job, or Breast Implants Surgery.

Surgical/Procedure Name

Augmentation mammoplasty

Common Name

Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/ Breast Enhancement /Boob Job

Surgical Procedure

It is recommended that prior to the operation, clients must consult with a specialising surgeon to advice on the most suitable procedure. This helps to increase or balance the size of the breasts, restore breast volume, or restore the shape of breasts after partial or total loss. Clients must note that breast augmentation cannot correct significantly sagging or drooping breasts. In these instances, a breast lift is often necessary, which may be performed in conjunction with this procedure.

Basically, breast augmentation is done by placing breast implants either under the breast tissue (under the muscle) and over the chest muscle (over the muscle), or under both the chest muscle and the breast tissue (dual plane). All breast implants are made with a silicone based casing but they are filled with either silicone gel or saline. The outer silicone case may be smooth, shiny, polished, or a slightly rough texture.

The type, style, and size of breast implants you choose are determined by your lifestyle, body contours, the amount of breast tissue you have, and the cup size and appearance that you would like to achieve. Choosing the breast implant option that is right and suitable should be consulted to a surgeon.

In terms of methods on of incision and insertion, Plastic Surgery Phuket offers commonly used methods of incision and insertion at the following areas:

• Around your nipple (Circular Incision)
• Under the breast (Inframammary fold incision)
• Under the armpit (Transaxilary incision)

The methods may be more than a simple case of aesthetics as to which option is chosen so it’s also best to ask a surgeon for an advice of which best procedure to suits a client.

Hospital Admission

The surgeons recommend a one night hospital admission

Duration of Operation

The procedure may take two to three hours.

Anaesthetic

Breast augmentation is done using General anaesthesia in which the patient is asleep for the surgery.

Pre Operative Care

When assessing the size and placement of the implant, the goal is to augment the breasts in proportion with the body and to maintain a natural look. The size and placement of the implant chosen depend on many factors including the following: • Current cup size, • Desired cup size, • Body build, including chest muscle tone. If the patient has a small amount of breast tissue and want to augment as much as possible, it is recommended that a large implant is placed below the muscle, in order to prevent the feeling or appearance of the implant. There is also less chance of capsular contracture (hardening). If you have large chest muscles the implant should be placed above the muscles in order to allow for comfortable movement and a natural look. For patients with mild to moderate breast sagging, a larger implant placed over the muscle is recommended. This enables a full and natural augmentation. To avoid post operation bleeding, patients must do the following prior to surgery: • Inform the surgeon of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription). • Avoid aspirin and blood thinning medication such as brufen for two weeks • Avoid smoking for 2 weeks as this may affect reaction to the anaesthetic and prolong the healing process. • Inform the surgeon if suffering from hypertension.

Post Operative Care

All dressings and bandages are removed on the second or third day following the procedure. Afterwards, patients are free to bath and shower as usual.

Patients will be directed by a nurse on the correct procedure and the reasons for breast massage which should be conducted twice a day or as directed by a surgeon.

Patients will probably be able also to resume exercise and normal physical activities within a month or two, after any residual soreness has subsided.

Women that choose silicone implants should have an annual mammogram to ensure that their implants are not leaking, as silicone leaks out slowly unlike saline – which is easier to rupture and will deflate fairly quickly. If there is a leakage or break in the implant, it should be replaced.

Risks and Complications

Since 2000, statistics show that a low number of silicone or saline implant recipients have experienced complications. However, the following risks and complications might be experienced after breast augmentation:

• Capsular contracture. This occurs if the capsule, or shell, around the implant begins to tighten and thicken. This will cause the breast to feel hard and appear unnatural. Preventing this can be best achieved by regular self-massage which will be advised by the surgeon. Sometimes removal of the capsule is required, or perhaps the implant may need to be replaced, however this is uncommon if you follow your surgeon’s directions.
• Infected or deflated breast. If this happens, the implant must be removed immediately. The patient will need to wait several months before repeating the operation.
• Continual bleeding. Despite bleeding generally being minimal during the operation, there is a possibility that continual bleeding after surgery may result in a blood clot – which would need to be removed. This is uncommon and it is suggested that a patient may remain in Thailand for approximately 2 weeks for the surgeon to monitor the improvement after surgery.
• Infection. This is uncommon, but possible. The surgeon should provide the patient with antibiotics prior to surgery to eliminate this possibility. A reputable accredited surgeon will perform these procedures to eliminate risk.
• Detecting breast cancer may be more difficult.

Autoimmune Risks
According to scientific research, women with breast enhancement are not at any increased risk of autoimmune or connective tissue diseases. Although some patients have claimed of complications to their health due to ruptured silicone implants in the past, studies have not conclusively indicated that implants bring about increased risks of any rare diseases.

Results

Breast augmentation increases breast size which can enhance your self-esteem and confidence. The procedure will leave you with a better figure and help to balance your body proportions. For many women, including those who may have undergone a mastectomy, childbirth or weight loss, you will notice a magnificent improvement and initial scarring will gradually fade.

In 2000, both Silicone and Saline implants were both approved by U.S. health officials. Implants manufactured by Silimed and Mentor – the two leading marketers of implants – were considered safe and effective for continued use.

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Pricing Table

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Phuket

Procedure Price
Breast Augmentation (Round Implant) (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2 - 3 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 115,000  Get Quote
Breast Augmentation (Tear Drop CPG Implant) (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2 - 3 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 150,000  Get Quote
Endoscopic Breast Augmentation (Round Implant) (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2 - 3 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 140,000  Get Quote
Endoscopic Breast Augmentation (Tear Drop CPG Implant) (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2 - 3 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 160,000  Get Quote
Breast Augmentation with Internal Lifting (Round Implant) (G.A.)
Op. Time: 3 - 4 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 160,000  Get Quote
Breast Augmentation with Internal Lifting (Tear Drop CPG Implant) (G.A.)
Op. Time: 3 - 4 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 180,000  Get Quote

Bangkok

Procedure Price
Breast Augmentation: Round Implant (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2-3 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 115,000  Get Quote
Breast Augmentation: Tear drop CPG Implant (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2-3 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 150,000  Get Quote
Breast Augmentation with Internal Lifting: Round Implant (G.A.)
Op. Time: 3-4 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 160,000  Get Quote
Breast Augmentation with Internal Lifting: Round Implant (G.A.)
Op. Time: 3-4 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 160,000  Get Quote
Breast Augmentation with Internal Lifting: Round Implant (G.A.)
Op. Time: 3-4 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 160,000  Get Quote
Breast Augmentation with Internal Lifting: Tear drop CPG Implant (G.A.)
Op. Time: 3-4 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 180,000  Get Quote
Breast Augmentation with Fat graft (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2-3 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 209,000  Get Quote
Endoscopic Breast Augmentation: Round Implant (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2-3 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 140,000  Get Quote
Endoscopic Breast Augmentation: Tear drop CPG Implant (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2-3 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 7 days
THB 160,000  Get Quote

L.A.= Local Anesthetic  G.A.= General Anesthetic

Note:

  • Prices are quoted and charged in Thai Baht currency.
  • All other prices in foreign currency are according to prevailing currency exchange rates.
  • Prices are indicative only, can change without notice and are not confirmed until after a surgeon’s consultation.
  • Anesthesia. G.A. means General Anaesthesia. L.A. means local anaesthesia.
  • Duration (HR) means the approximate time in hours to complete the procedure in the operating room.
  • Days Admitted means the approximate number of days a patient is admitted to the hospital. If no days admitted are indicated, the patient is not admitted and is treated as an out patient.
  • Recommended Stay in Phuket means the usual minimum number of days that a patient is usually required to stay in Phuket. It includes an arrival day, an appointment with the surgeon’s day, admission and surgery, recovery days as well as a final appointment day prior to patients returning home.

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