This procedure helps to change the shape and increase the size of the breast. This is done to enlarge an under developed breast or a breast that has become small after child birth. The size of the breast is increased permanantly depending on the available laxity of the skin of the existing breast.
A silicone gel or saline-filled implant is placed behind the breast tissue or the breast muscle. A cut about 2" long is made at the lower part of the breast or at the areola (dark skin around the existing nipple).
This surgery is done either under local anesthesia or short acting general anesthesia and the patient can go home the same day after the operation. Subsequent normal breast feeding can be done after breast augmentation. There are no problems with one's personal life, which actually improves after breast enlargement surgery as the breasts play an important role in one's marital relationship.
Dr.Khanna has successfully done more than 400 cases of breast augmentation surgery till date ( 30/09/2103). He was invited as National Faculty to perform and demonstrate a case of Breast enlargement during the National Conference of the Association of Plastic Surgeons (APSICON) at Pune in 2007. He was invited in the National Conference in Breast Surgery BRASCON in Delhi in 2012 to demonstrate live a case of Breast augmentation via the peri-areolar route.
Breast sag due to age and pregnancy. In mastopexy operation, drooping and sagging breasts are tightened, recontoured and lifted up, giving them a younger and firmer appearance. Also the nipple and the areola are re-located to their normal higher position to give a younger and normal look. If necessary, the size of the areola is also reduced at the same time. The scars following surgery are usually barely visible.
The mastopexy operation is done under local or short acting general anesthesia. It takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to lift both breasts. A silicone implant can be placed at the same time to enlarge the breast. There usually is no hospital stay, and the patient goes home within a few hours after the operation. In most instances, the patient is admitted to the hospital in the morning of the day of the surgery and discharged the same evening. Subsequently, breast feeding and one's personal life is normal.
Patients with excessively large pendulous breast benefit by this surgery. In this operation, the size of the breast is reduced by removing excess fat, breast tissue and skin from the breast. The nipple is relocated higher and the breast is reshaped and contoured and given proper shape and a younger look. Large breasts lose shape and firmness, the upper pole becomes empty and the nipples point dowmwards. Breast reduction surgery restores the firm feel and round contour of the breast, brings back fullness in the upper pole, and re-positions the nipples to point forwards and outwards.
This surgery is done under general anesthesia and requires 1 or 2 days hospital stay.
According to the desire of the patient and if tissues permit, either the small breast can be made larger, or the larger one can be made smaller. There are times when a combination of surgeries may have to be done, like enlargement of one side and simple lift (Mastopexy) or reduction of the other.
Women who have had their breast removed (one or both ) due to illness ( usually breast cancer ) can have their configuration reconstituted by this procedure. Tissue can be taken from the lower abdomen or back, or implants may be used to form the breast. The nipple and areola can also be reconstructed to let the women regain her natural appearance and confidence.
In some boys during puberty and adolescence, breasts develop to an abnormal large size. This can cause psychological problems and the boys are embarrassed to wear tight T-shirts or take off their clothes in the locker room or in the swimming pool. In some instances, the male breasts also could enlarge during adult life. On very rare occasions, this can be associated with hormonal problems.
A cut is made at the edge of the lower half of the areola and the excess tissue is removed. As the cut is in the areola, the scar is barely visible. Fat tissue is removed by liposuction at the same time. This procedure is done usually under local anesthesia, and the patient can go home a few hours after the operation. Dr.Khanna has corrected more than 500 cases of gynecomastia successfully till date(30/09/2013).