Just like other types of plastic surgery, breast augmentation is increasingly gaining ground in Iran. In fact, as the country comes up with effective yet invasive medical services, skillful surgeons, successful outcomes and attractive prices, you can get your surgery done here with ease. So, we are going to go through the topic ‘breast augmentation in Iran’ and all the related issues that may come up before you decide to undergo this surgery.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty (also informally called ‘breast aug’ or ‘boob job’) is a plastic surgery aimed at increasing the size, changing the shape, and restoring the symmetry of the breasts of a woman. A breast augmentation is usually performed on breasts with naturally small size or those which have lost their volume due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or aging.
Within the broader category, a type of breast augmentation surgery known as breast reconstruction is used to create artificial breasts for those who had one or both of their breasts removed (mastectomy).
Breast augmentation procedure typically involves the placement of implants into breasts. These implants are prostheses used to change the size, shape, and contour of the breasts for aesthetic reasons. They can be either silicone or saline implants. Silicone implants give a more natural feeling. Saline implants are applied for women with the age of 18 and older, while silicone implants are applied for those aged 22 and older.
Is Iran a Good Destination for Breast Augmentation?
If you want to undergo a breast surgery, but haven’t decided where to do the procedure, read this section carefully. Here, we give you five reasons for picking up ‘Iran’ as your breast surgery destination.
Breast Augmentation Is Among the Top 5 Cosmetic Procedures in Iran
Iran beats other countries to rank among the top 10 countries performing cosmetic procedures. Up to 200,000 cosmetic surgeries are performed in Iran annually. Breast augmentation has seen a significant rise in Iran as well. A study on cosmetic surgery in Iran published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery states that breast augmentation is among the top 5 cosmetic procedures done in the country. Accordingly, Iranian surgeons have earned deeper insights into this operation, and the procedure outcomes are satisfactory.
The large number of cosmetic surgeries in Iran.
Iranian Surgeons Are Board-certified and Highly Experienced
Considering the new wave of interest in beauty and cosmetic procedures, various countries are claiming that they offer effective plastic surgeries. The thing is that every doctor graduated from a medical university may claim that. However; the efficiency is only found at hands of experienced surgeons. So, with the statistics mentioned in the above section, Iranian surgeons got the necessary experience to perform this surgery.
Further to this, the majority of Iranian plastic surgeons are board-certified, being a member of the Iranian Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, or the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Therefore, knowledge is the very first asset of Iranian plastic surgeons.
Iran Is One of the Cheapest Countries for Breast Surgery
In Iran, you can get your surgery done with the least possible amount of money. The cost is considerably lower than many other countries around the world. If you’re living in western countries, it would definitely be reasonable to fly to Iran to get your breast enlargement surgery done at a cost 2-3 times lower than the cost you are to pay for the same procedure in your country. (To see the costs of breast augmentation, go to section ‘cost of breast augmentation in Iran’.)
Type of Breast Implants Used in Iran Is Proved to Be Safe and Effective
To enhance your breast appearance, it is important what type of implants be placed into your breast. In Iran, FDA-approved mentor implants are used for a successful boob job. Mentor implants are reported to be one of the safest and most effective implantations. A study on 1,898 mentor implants used during 6 years shows that rupture rate, suspected and confirmed, for breast surgery was 1.1% and capsular contracture rates were 9.8%. This indicates how effective mentor implants really are. By this, you can rest assured that you’re going to get the most effective results in Iran.
Iran Enjoys Top-quality Medical Services
Top-quality medical services serve as another reason making people flock to Iran to do their boob job. Regardless of what most people may think of Iran medical system, the reality of medical services in Iran would surprise you. Clean and super-organized clinics, hospitals and doctors’ offices equipped with high technology facilities would assure you of the right choice you made about your surgery destination.
How Is Breast Augmentation Performed in Iran?
In Iran, breast augmentation surgery is done in a modern clinic or hospital under the knives of skilled and board-certified surgeons. You may receive either general or local anesthesia for the surgery. The procedure takes around 1-1.5 hours and you’ll be able to leave the hospital on the same day of surgery. The healing process takes around 1-2 weeks. So, you’ll need to reduce your physical activities during this period. After this time, you’ll be back on the track, and will resume your normal life again.
As outlined earlier, breast augmentation simply includes inserting implants under the breast tissue or chest muscle. This comprises a number of steps:
Making Incisions: Depending on the anatomy of your breasts, the type of surgery and your desired shape, different incisions may be made in your breasts. The doctor tries to make them in unsuspicious areas so to reduce the chance of visible post-operative scarring. Incisions may be made along the areolar edge (peri-areolar incision), in the fold under the breast (crease or inframammary fold incision), in the armpit (axillary incision) and sometimes above the belly button (trans-umbilical incision). The latter will leave no scarring on the breasts themselves.
Inserting Implants: Implants are inserted through the incisions and are positioned either under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue. This is decided by your doctor depending on the type of implant, your desired shape, and your body type.
Closing Incisions: Incisions in the breast tissue are closed with absorbable suture and the skin incisions are closed with sutures or medical adhesive tapes.
Seeing the Results: You will immediately see the results of a breast augmentation surgery. To see the final results, however, you should wait for a few weeks until the swelling subsides, the skin stretches and the wounds heal.
Breast implants may be inserted through one of the above incision spots.
Cost of Breast Augmentation in Iran
For medical/cosmetic procedures, money talks louder than any other factor anywhere in the whole world, except in Iran. Considering the difference between a dollar and Rial value, the cost may even be much lower than ever. So, you’re able to receive high-quality services in the country for a very-low price.
With the low cost of breast surgery in the country, Iran is regarded as an ambitious competitor on the battlefield of attracting patients from all over the world. A breast augmentation surgery (including all the related services like the doctor visit, clinic, anesthesia, post-op follow-ups, etc.) would cost $1,500 to $2,500 in Iran (See our breast augmentation package for more information). However; the cost of the same procedure would amount up to $10,000 in the UK, $12,000 in Australia, $7,000 in Canada, $4,000 in Thailand, $6,000 in the USA and $4,500 in Turkey. The below table shows the average cost of breast implants in different countries.
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Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
Fat transfer is another method applicable as a breast enhancement procedure. This method uses the patient’s own fat to increase breast size. Fat is obtained from one part of the body and injected into the breasts. This method is used for those who want to have a small improvement/enhancement in their breasts. For more information on this subject, read our detailed article on ‘Fat Transfer’.
Frequently Asked Questions Related to Breast Augmentation
As you decide to undergo breast surgery, it would be very important to understand what this procedure really entails, including the recovery process, post-operation issues, possible side effects, results and the like. To this end, we dedicate this section to answer all the questions that may arise around this topic.
Is Breast Augmentation Painful?
Breast augmentation is not as painful as it seems. If the surgeon handles the procedure well, you’ll recover with the least possible pain. However; you may feel some kind of pain, discomfort, and tightness a few days after the surgery. Sometimes, you may also experience a sharp pain in your breast, and your nipples may be a little bit sore for up to two weeks. In case of severe pain, you’ll be allowed to take pain-relief medications.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
You are a good candidate if:
- Your age is above 18 and you have fully developed breasts,
- You aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding and are physically healthy,
- You are extremely upset about the small size of your breasts,
- Your breasts are asymmetrical,
- You have lost the normal shape and volume of your breasts due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss or because of aging, hence losing your self-confidence
- One or both of your breasts failed to develop normally or have an elongated shape,
- You have had a mastectomy,
- And the last but not the least, you have realistic expectations!
What Can I Expect after Breast Augmentation Surgery?
After surgery, you will be taken to a recovery room for close monitoring until you get well and ready to be discharged (usually after one hour). Before leaving, your doctor will give you post-operative instructions and medical prescription. Medications may include painkillers and antibiotics for infection prevention purposes. A medical follow-up appointment with your surgeon is typically arranged for you during the recovery process.
Light bleeding may occur during the first days after the surgery. Do not fret about it and do what your doctor instructed. During the first five days of the recovery period, you may feel acute pain which will subside gradually. Soreness, swelling and bruising are possible and may last longer (maybe for a few weeks). In general, the recovery will take up to 2 weeks, and you’ll see the full results after 6 weeks.
Is Breast Augmentation Worth It?
If you choose to have a breast surgery, you should know all the possible risks and side effects. For every surgery, whether cosmetic or medical, there’s a long list of potential side effects. However, only a small percentage of the patients may develop a small number of items, and most of them will subside after a while.
Further to the minor short-term side effects occurring during the recovery (explained in the previous section), there are a few major side effects for the breast implants. One of these side effects is infection, which is reported to rarely happen. Another is capsular contracture which is the formation of tight scar tissue around the implant. This occurs when your body rejects the implants. A study on 1,572 implants in women shows that the contracture occurs in around 11% of implants. According to this study, women report high levels of satisfaction with the procedure results. Moreover; the study indicates that women’s concerns about the risks, reported by 20%, declined after the surgery.
Another major complication after breast enlargement surgery is implant rupture. Rupture occurs when the implant instrument is damaged during the operation. Be that as it may, no risks will threaten your health. So, you just need to choose the right surgeon to experience a concern-free procedure.
As elaborated, the side effects of breast surgery are not normally observed after the surgery, and only in rare cases, these complications are reported. The surgery is done with a low frequency of complications and side effects. So, that’s why women across the world are spending around $800,000,000 a year on this surgery. The procedure is safe and secure with rarely-reported long-lasting side effects. So, if you suffer from your breast size or shape, it would be wise to go for a boob job.
Can I Wear a Bra after Breast Surgery?
Whether to wear a bra or not is one of the women’s questions when they’re going to have a breast surgery. Although the public opinion is against wearing a bra after the surgery, some doctors may allow wearing a sport or post-operation bra. After the surgery, implants need some time to fit in. So, it is recommended not to wear a bra a few days after the operation to help reduce the recovery period.
Does Breast Augmentation Leave Scars?
Post-operative scars are one of the main concerns for those who are considering breast implants. The implants are placed into the breast through making incisions. So, it may leave scars on your body. However; the good news is that the scars remain under the breast so that they won’t be visible. Moreover; after around one year, the scars would blend, leaving no significant trace on your skin.
In fact, there are two factors determining if a scar would be left on your skin, and these are surgeon skills in making incisions and suture and patient’s biological skin ability to heal and blend in with the skin tone and texture. So, the scars’ healing process varies between different individuals. Moreover; you can minimize the scars by choosing a skillful surgeon and following your surgeon’s instructions.