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Cosmetic breast surgery, commonly referred to as a mammoplasty, is an umbrella term used for a wide range of procedures that aim at modifying the appearance of a person's breasts. Most people believe that breast surgery is only for women, however, men can also opt for breast surgery for a variety of different reasons. Also, it is important to understand that cosmetic breast surgery is not as painful as many other surgical procedures and it is elective, which means that the surgery is not medically necessary and completely optional. The standards of beauty vary from one person to another, and there are some changes that we want in our bodies to feel more beautiful and confident. This is what cosmetic breast surgery helps you with.

In this blog, we have highlighted 4 common types of breast surgery with the help of the best breast surgeon in Pune.

Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty - It is one of the most common breast surgeries that aims at enhancing the appearance of the breasts by making changes in the size, shape and contour. Women often go for breast augmentation surgery after giving birth as their breasts start to droop or become saggy. Women who feel that their breasts are too small or asymmetrical can also opt for augmentation mammoplasty.

The procedure involves the use of a special implant that is surgically placed in the patient's chest. Luckily, most of the breast augmentation surgeries are performed by a minimally invasive approach, by making a small incision in the armpit, lower breast fold or areola. Endoscopic imaging guidance may also be used in certain procedures for better visualisation. As far as implants are concerned, these are shell-like structures made up of silicon, which are filled with saline water are silicone gel. The size of the implant can be customised as per the special requirements of the patient. Just like any other surgical procedure certain risks are also associated with breast augmentation surgery. Hence it is always a better idea to consult an expert before going for the procedure, and take all the risks and perks into account.

Breast reduction surgery - Breast reduction, as the name suggests, aims at reducing the size of breasts in women who wish to have smaller breasts. This is not necessarily done for changing the appearance of the breast but also due to medical reasons. Large and heavy breasts can lead to neck, back and shoulder pain. Reducing the breast size will help to keep such problems at bay. Breast reduction involves the removal of fat, skin and tissues from the breast, making them small and firm. Even some men may opt for the procedure if their breasts are too prominent.

Breast reconstruction - The procedure is usually performed on women who have undergone mastectomy as a part of breast cancer treatment. However, one can opt for the procedure for many other reasons, which include changing the appearance, volume and contour of the breasts. This involves the use of special grafts and implants. The implants are customized to suit your specific needs. In case grafts are used, doctors will take tissues from other areas of your body, such as the lower portion of the abdominal wall. This is commonly referred to as autologous breast reconstruction. In some cases, the doctors may also take muscles and fat from the buttocks.

Breast lifts - Also referred to as mastopexy, the procedure is often recommended to women with saggy breasts. This problem is often experienced by women who don't wear a bra, are overweight or have very large breasts. When your breasts sag, it means that there is excess skin in your breasts that needs to be removed. This condition is commonly known as ptosis. It can be addressed via different surgical interventions that include wise pattern surgery, LeJour and pre-areolar intervention.

By now, you must be familiar with all four types of breast surgery. To know more, book an appointment with our experts today.