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Breast Surgery

What is breast surgery?

Breast surgery is referred to as various surgical procedures done on the breasts for both cosmetic and medical purposes. It integrates modifying or altering the size, shape, or breast appearance addressing issues like breast augmentation, reduction, lift, reconstruction, or correction of asymmetry.

Types of Breast Surgery

There are different types of breast surgery which include:

  • Breast Augmentation: It is for enhancing the size and breast shape through implants or fat transfer.
  • Breast Reduction: Also known as reduction mammoplasty, it inculcates reducing the size of overly large breasts to improve physical discomfort and enhance the body proportions.
  • Breast Lift: It is used for reshaping sagging breasts. 
  • Breast Reconstruction: It is done for restoring the shape, size, and breast appearance following a mastectomy or lumpectomy because of cancer or any other medical conditions.
  • Breast Implant Removal: This surgery involves the removal of breast implants, either for medical reasons like implant complications, or personal preferences.
  • Breast Asymmetry Correction: When there is a noticeable difference in size, shape, or position between the breasts, surgery is performed for achieving symmetry and balance.

Why is Breast Surgery Done?

There are various reasons for why breast surgery is performed which involves both cosmetic and medical. Here are some of the reasons why is breast surgery done:

  • Cosmetic Enhancement: Many people choose it for enhancing the breast's size, shape, or appearance for achieving aesthetic purposes. 
  • Breast Reconstruction: Women who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy as part of their breast cancer treatment can choose breast reconstruction surgery. It helps in restoring shape, size, and breast symmetry, assisting to enhance body image and self-confidence after cancer surgery.
  • Breast Reduction: Extra larger breasts can cause physical discomfort, like back pain, neck pain, skin irritation, etc. Hence, breast reduction surgery helps in alleviating these issues by reducing the breasts and weight size, improving mobility and quality of life.
  • Correction of Breast Asymmetry: Some people have very noticeable differences in size, shape, or breast position. So, breast surgery helps in correcting breast asymmetry and creating a more balanced appearance.
  • Corrective Procedures: Breast surgery might be required for correcting congenital anomalies or deformities, like tuberous breasts or Poland syndrome.

What happens during Breast Surgery?

Breast surgeries are intricate hence there are main steps that are followed to ensure the successful completion of breast surgery:

  • Anesthesia: The healthcare team involved during the procedure will be given intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
  • Incision: The incision location entirely depends on the type of breast implant surgery and the recommendation of a surgeon. The incision is given around the areola, breast fold, and in armpit. 
  • Insert and place the implant: The insertion of the breast implant is done under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue. The surgeon will involve discussion on the options for figuring out the best implant for a patient.
  • Close the incisions: Lastly, the incisions are closed with the use of layered sutures in the tissue, and then surgical tape or glue for skin closing. One can notice the surgery outcomes as soon as after waking up.

What happens after Breast Surgery?

The healthcare provider will involve monitoring the patient closely after surgery. The patient will have gauze dressings or an elastic bandage or a support bra. It will help in reducing swelling and supporting the healing breasts. The doctor will provide instructions and schedule an appointment for follow-up. Pain medications are also recommended to the patient.

Why should you choose The Calcutta Medical Research Institute for Breast Surgery?

The Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is one of the largest multispecialty hospitals in Kolkata. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, revolutionizing the healthcare industry for the best surgical outcomes. 

In addition, CMRI has several eminent specialists, doctors, and healthcare providers of national and international reputations for comprehensive and personalized treatment. CMRI provides patient-centric care and empathy from internationally trained nurses to ensure holistic care for patients seeking treatment for breast surgery. Here are a few advantages of choosing CMRI for breast surgery: 

  • Highly qualified and experienced doctors
  • 440-bed capacity along with cutting-edge technology and the latest medical equipment
  • Hygienic and patient-friendly infrastructure
  • Thorough screening and diagnosis
  • Transparent Pricing Structure for cost-effective treatment
  • Patient-centric, high-quality care for a high success rate
  • Pain management and palliative care
  • Complete and coordinated care for patients with all types of cancers.


Is breast reduction surgery safe?

Yes, breast reduction surgery is identified to be the safest surgery among any other surgery type.

Is breast lift surgery covered by insurance?

Yes, usually breast lift surgery is covered by a health insurance policy.

Can I reduce my Breast Size without surgery?

Yes, one can try natural methods like losing weight, a healthy diet, etc. However, if there are no visible results, then one can consider breast reduction surgery after a doctor’s consultation. 

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