Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Reconstruction

Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Reconstruction


Well proportionate breasts are something that every woman desires. A human body is not exactly symmetrical, and so are your breasts. Hence, people resort to breast augmentation or reconstruction surgeries based on their needs. 

Let us have a better understanding of what these two surgeries are and how they differ from each other, as explained by a breast specialist doctor in Pune.

Breast augmentation

Commonly used for enhancing the size of breasts, augmentation is a surgery to insert implants under the pectoral chest muscles or the breast glands. 

An implant can be either silicon-based or saline-based. Silicone implants are premade in a variety of sizes to choose from. A saline-based implant, on the other hand, is inserted inside the chest and filled up with a saline solution up to the desired volume.

In cases where a minor adjustment is needed, a small amount of fat is transferred from one area of the body to the breasts to give it the needed volume. 

Choosing the right kind of implant is essential for breast augmentation in Pune. You have various aspects to consider, such as the texture, fillers, shape, and placement of the implant. 

Breast reconstruction

Breast cancer is a leading reason why women have to undergo a mastectomy. During a mastectomy, varied amounts of breast tissue may be removed from both breasts based on the extent of cancer damage. And breast reconstruction surgery is their option to reconstruct the look and the shape of their breast. In most cases, tissues are taken from the body to form each breast symmetrically. But it can also be performed with implants to recreate the patient’s original breast shape and volume. 

Is breast reconstruction different from breast augmentation?

As confusing as the names sound, a breast reconstruction surgery is not that different from an augmentation surgery. The bottom line is that both surgeries are essential to add some desired curves to the female body. 

In the case of reconstruction surgery, there are various techniques. It can be done organically, where tissues are taken from body parts to form a breast. The other technique utilizes implants to match the shape of a remaining breast in case of mastectomy.

Psychology of breast surgery

Insecurities about breast size are normal as it adds to the overall femininity and attractiveness of a person. Breast surgeries are popular these days as women want to resort to cosmetic surgeries to feel more confident. 

Reconstruction surgeries are a blessing to those who underwent a mastectomy. It helps the person get back their womanly charm and it allows them to feel more complete. 

Any form of augmentation or reconstruction surgery must be done by an expert. And when you’re looking for breast specialist doctors in Pune, Dr. Amit Mulay is one of the best plastic surgeons to consult, as he offers 12 years of experience in the department of plastic surgery.


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Dr. Amit Mulay-cosmetic surgeon in Pune

Dr. Amit Mulay

MBBS, FCPS, DNB (General & Plastic Surgery)

With over 15 years of experience in the field of Plastic Surgery and its subspecialties, he specialises in reconstructive microsurgery and has been performing vascularised/free tissue transfers(Free Flaps).
Bestowed with the Young Investigator Award at the International Society of Burn Injuries (ISBI) from Australia, he is a well-known plastic surgeon in Pune & PCMC with a keen interest in the head, neck, and breast cancer reconstruction, hand surgery, reconstruction of upper and lower limb trauma and cosmetic surgery for facial scars, breast, and nose.