Breast augmentations are a popular procedure in Singapore. Breast augmentation helps women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts to do something about it. But it’s also great for women who have previously suffered from conditions like breast cancer that have caused them to lose their breasts.
According to an article in StraightTimes, more and more women in Singapore are opting for breast augmentation surgery. In this article, we take a closer look at breast augmentation in Singapore.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgery to increase breast size. This is done by inserting implants underneath the breast(s) in order to give them a fuller appearance. Breast augmentation can be done in a hospital or a cosmetic surgery clinic depending on the patient’s wishes. A specialised cosmetic surgery clinic like Allure Plastic Surgery is often recommended by surgeons.
Who is this surgery for?
Breast augmentation is for anyone who wants to increase their breast size. Often times, this is for aesthetic purposes, as many women aren’t happy with the size of their breasts. However, there are also certain conditions that can impact the size and shape of your breast. For example, women who have a breast removed can benefit from breast augmentation to even out the chest.
If you’ve lost a lot of weight or gave birth some time ago, breasts often reduce in size. In this case, a breast augmentation in Singapore can bring the breasts back to the same size as they once were.
Different types of breast augmentation and implants
There are two main types of breast implants, these are saline implants and silicone implants. Saline implants are filled with a saline solution that’s much like saltwater. This saline solution is inside a silicone shell which keeps it all together and provides the firm shape and feel.
The advantage of saline implants is that, should they leak, the solution is simply absorbed into the skin and the implants will deflate. Since it’s a natural solution, it’s very safe.
Silicone is a far more popular option and generally contains a gummy silicone solution inside the silicone shell. If a silicone implant ever leaks, it doesn’t necessarily deflate. The only downside with silicone implants is that a regular check using an MRI scan or ultrasound is needed to ensure the implant is still in good shape.
Breast implants are common procedures and most experienced cosmetic surgeons will have done many of them throughout their career. However, there are still some risks involved, and searching for cheaper alternatives offshore can result in some nasty consequences if you’re not careful.
It’s advised that you stick to local cosmetic surgeons in Singapore, as you can be sure they meet all the safety standards. Also, check-ups and any complications can be dealt with quickly without you having to travel a long way for a check-up.
How is the breast implant procedure done?
Implants are most commonly inserted into your breast in one of three ways. This can either be from under your armpit, under your breast or by making an incision around your nipple. Your breast tissue will then be separated from other tissue around it, and the implant will be inserted into the room this creates.
Stitches are then used to close the incisions. In most cases, you’ll be able to leave the clinic on the same day.
Preparing for surgery
After consulting with your plastic surgeon, you’ll be supplied with information about the surgery. This information will cover everything you need to know about how to prepare for the surgery.
After the surgery, you’ll probably experience some pain as well as drowsiness from the anaesthesia. Swelling and bruising can also occur, but this reduces over time, just like any pain or discomfort. You’ll receive more information from your clinic regarding the aftercare procedure prior to leaving the clinic.
How much do breast implants cost in Singapore?
Breast implants can cost anywhere between $6500 and $16.000 in Singapore, depending on how experienced the surgeon is, your wishes and the specific scenario. Feel free to ask us for a quote to get a price estimate for your situation.
How long do breast implants last?
Breast implants tend to last from 8 to 12 years. They also don’t prevent your breasts from sagging over time and putting on weight and ruptures often cause people with breast implants to have surgery in the future.
What are the safety risks or side effects?
As with any surgery, there are always risks involved. Aside from the normal risks that come along with surgery, breast augmentation can also make breastfeeding difficult. It can also make it more challenging to spot breast cancer. Somewhat regular MRI scans or ultrasounds are also something to be aware of.
Breast augmentation can help your breasts look fuller and more defined. It’s a great way to increase the size of your breast or to reconstruct your chest area after amputations or other conditions. We hope that after reading this article, you’ve learned all you need to know about breast augmentation in Singapore.