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Breast Implantation trend catches up in Odisha

Breast Implantation is not a new thing for western world. Now it is a new trend in Orissa which catches up slowly. Laxmikanta Mishra, cosmetic and plastic surgeon, who has done 18 such surgeries in the last six months said – “Awareness about breast implantation is growing across the state,”.

According to experts, exposure to literature, media and internet and rising aspirations have made women in Odisha go for breast implantation – a trend popular in metros. “I went for breast augmentation because their size was small. I browsed the internet and came to know that silicone implants are being done in Bhubaneswar,” said a woman.

Three factors – patient’s aspirations, structure of her body and aesthetic sense of surgeon – decide the final cup size. The risks involved could include rupture, infection, scarring asymmetry and bleeding. But Dr Mishra said the rejection percentage is between one and two.

The cost of implanting a pair of gel cups in private hospitals in Odisha ranges from Rs 45,000 to Rs 50,000. For a single breast it’s Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000. Though both silicone (gel) and saline (balloon and water) implantations are done, the former is more popular.

For breast augmentation a silicone prostheses is implanted under the breast tissue or chest muscle, to increase the bust size. This has become unimaginably successful. In 2010, 1.5 million such surgeries were carried out worldwide. Out of these, 51,000 were in India, the seventh highest in the world. The US topped the list with 3,366,48.
Breast Implantation Surgery in Orissa
According to Jayant Das, plastic and cosmetic surgeon at SUM Hospital in the city, “Women have shed their inhibitions in tune with the times. The number of such surgeries has risen in Odisha due to three reasons – it’s cost-effective, follow-ups are convenient involving less travel cost and language is not an obstacle particularly for those who do not know how to speak English or Hindi. In Vizag or Mumbai, this surgery costs Rs 1 lakh.”

Talking about the trend, Dr Girija Sahu, cosmetic surgeon at the Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela, said, “Earlier, people used to go to Mumbai or Delhi for the surgery. Now with the facility available here, women are preferring to get the surgery done in the state.” (Source – The Times of India)

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