Breast augmentation, also called boob job, is a cosmetic surgery to increase the size of the breasts. In Iran, this type of surgery is common, and many Iranian and foreign patients rely on the experience of the skilled surgeons of the country.
Just like other plastic surgeries, the cost of breast augmentation and its post-surgical costs are high; however, you can do this surgery at a reasonable price in Iran and benefit from the country's high-quality hospitals and affordable healthcare services. In the following, you will get more information on breast enlargement surgery in Iran.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery through which the breasts are reshaped, enlarged, restored, or symmetrical. The patients usually perform this surgery to change the appearance of their breasts, to correct the unevenness of the breasts, to cure a defect they are born with, etc.
For breast augmentation in Iran, first, you should consult a specialist. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 1 or 2 hours. The prostheses are placed under the main breast tissue or the breast muscles during the surgery.
Why Get Breast Augmentation in Iran?
Breast augmentation is a major operation and should be done by an adept surgeon; otherwise, its outcomes will be unfavorable, and its complications will be bothersome for the rest of your life. Luckily, Iranian plastic surgeons are experienced in performing boob jobs, as this procedure is very common and popular in this country. Every year, hundreds of foreign patients travel to Iran to get a boob job here because its price is significantly lower than other places, while its quality meets European standards. Also, Iran is a great tourist destination for people who travel with their family or friends, so if your loved ones accompany you when you get a boob job, they can enjoy the scenic landscapes, historical architecture, and tasty cuisines while you are resting and recovering.
Breast Augmentation Cost in Iran
Just like other cosmetic surgeries, the cost of breast augmentation surgery in Iran depends on different items such as the surgeon's skills and experience, hospital equipment, anesthesia costs, post-op healthcare, etc. Therefore, it is better to consult a specialist about the cost of this surgery before making the final decision.
In general, the cost of breast augmentation in Iran is between $2,400 to $3,000; in the U.S., it's about $10,000; in Europe, it's about £6,000.
Types of Breast Augmentation in Iran
In Iran, two types of breast augmentation surgery are performed. In the following, these two operations are introduced in detail.
Fat transfer breast augmentation
Fat transfer breast augmentation, less common in Iran, is combined with liposuction surgery. In this cosmetic procedure, the surgeon first removes the adequate amount of fat graft from different body parts using the lipo technique and then enlarges and lifts the breasts by injecting these harvested adipose tissues into them. The fat tissues used in this operation are mostly taken from the abdomen, love handles, back, and thighs.
The fat transfer technique is less invasive than breast implants and has a short and comfortable recovery period. This surgery is mainly suitable for women looking for a small increase in their breast size and those with a serious health condition that prevents them from having a standard boob job. It should be noted that fat transfer breast augmentation also carries some risks and side effects such as bleeding, swelling, bruising, pain, nausea, vomiting, infection, fluid discharge, formation of cysts and lumps in breasts, reabsorption of fat by the body, and necrosis of fat cells.
Breast augmentation using implants
Breast augmentation using implants is more popular in Iran because breast implants are firmer and look more natural than fat grafts. Breast implants used in Iran differ in filling, texture, shape, size, and cost.
Based on filling, the implants fall into two categories: saline and silicone. The saline implants have a silicone shell filled with sterile salt water. The silicone implants, on the other hand, have both silicone shells and filling.
Some of the most important features of saline breast implants include:
- They require a small incision to be placed under the breast tissue;
- They are more resilient to rupture and leakage;
- In case of rupture, the salt water will be absorbed by the body;
- They are more cost-effective;
- They are filled after their placement in the body;
- If they break or leak, they can be refilled;
- They are heavier and rounder than silicone implants, so they look less natural;
- The chance of rupture, leakage, and capsular contracture is relatively high in these implants;
- They can cause skin rippling.
The breast implants also come in different textures and shapes. In Iran, both smooth and textured implants are used in boob jobs. Also, different shapes of implants, such as round, gummy bears, and teardrop, are used for patients. The shape and size of the implants that Iranian surgeons will use depend on your preferences and the current shape of your breasts.
Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation
For doing breast enlargement surgeries such as breast augmentation, you should:
- Be in good physical and mental health. The patients with mental instability are poor candidates for boob job;
- Be at least 18 years old for getting saline implants or at least 22 years old for getting silicone implants;
- Have well-developed breasts;
- Not be pregnant or breastfeeding;
- Be a non-smoker and light drinker.
However, breast augmentation surgery is often recommended for women who:
- Have had their breasts removed due to breast cancer;
- Have small breasts due to having diseases, aging, breastfeeding, and severe weight loss;
- They are born with only one breast.
Breast Augmentation Procedure in Iran
The breast augmentation procedure in Iran involves four main steps:
- making incisions
- placing implants
- suturing the cuts
These steps are explained in the following.
As a major operation, breast implant surgery is done under general anesthesia so that you will be unconscious during the operation. The anesthetics may enter your system through intravenous injection or inhaling.
Iranian surgeons are quite reputable for their expertise in making incisions in breast enlargement surgery, as their cuts leave the least scars possible. The incisions may be made either under the breast's crease (inframammary fold), along the areola (peri-areolar), or near the armpit (trans-axillary). The size and location of the cuts depend on the shape, fillings, and size of your breast implant.
Placing the implants
After making incisions, the surgeon places the implants either over your breast muscle (subfascial placement) or behind it (submuscular placement), depending on the type of the implant and your preferences regarding the size of your boobs. The implants inserted under the pectoral muscle have a more natural appearance and lower risk of capsular contracture. On the other hand, placing implants over the breast muscle is easier, and the body recovers faster.
Suturing the incisions
After placing the implants, your doctor closes the cuts with absorbable sutures. They probably insert a drainage tube inside your cuts to drain the discharges. Then, your whole chest is covered with a bandage and a surgical bra.
What Happens After Breast Augmentation in Iran?
Breast augmentation surgery in Iran takes 60 to 90 minutes. Right after the operation, your healthcare provider dresses your upper body in a surgical bra and transfers you to the recovery room, where you are monitored for 10-12 hours.
You will be discharged from the hospital once you are completely conscious and stable. Before you leave the hospital, your surgeon will give brief instructions on what to do during the following days and how to take care of your incisions and drains.
You should expect moderate to severe pain, swelling, bruising, bleeding, and fluid discharges after breast augmentation; however, you can manage these discomforts by taking pain medications and antibiotics.
Breast Augmentation Surgeons in Iran
To have the best breast augmentation result, you must find a plastic surgeon with the highest rate of skill, knowledge, accuracy, and experience. Iranian plastic surgeons use the latest surgical techniques and new technologies to achieve the best outcomes. Besides, Iran has the most caring and attentive boob job surgeons who consult you before the surgery and support you after that.
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Breast Lift with Implant in Iran
A breast implant can be used to lift the breast and increase the volume of it. Breast augmentation/mastopexy, also known as a breast lift with an implant, is a combined method through which the breasts are lifted and their defects are eliminated. In any case, this method must be selected and performed at the discretion of your physician in Iran.
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FAQs about Breast Augmentation in Iran
In the following, we will answer some of the frequently asked questions about breast augmentation in Iran:
Is breast augmentation in Iran safe?
In Iran, thousands of breast enlargement surgeries are done by proficient surgeons annually; as a result, the surgeons are well-experienced. Also, all the breast implants used in Iran are FDA-approved and high-quality. So, we assure you that doing breast augmentation in Iran is safe.
Is breast augmentation in Iran worth it?
Having innumerable surgeons with years of hands-on experience in breast surgery and rich academic backgrounds, modern hospitals and clinics, and advanced equipment have made Iran the best place for breast augmentation.
Is there an age limit for breast augmentation in Iran?
There is no age limit for breast augmentation in Iran; however, Iranian surgeons follow FDA guidelines and use saline breast implants for women over 18 years old and silicone implants for women over 22. Even in your 40s or 50s, you can do a boob job in Iran and have good results.
Do breast implants used in Iran last forever?
Although the best breast implants are used in Iran, they are not guaranteed to last a lifetime. However, most implants Iranian surgeons use will keep their initial shape for over a decade.
What may go wrong with breast augmentation in Iran?
Although most patients face only a few common complications after breast augmentation in Iran, some women may experience excessive scarring, implant rupture, skin or implant rippling, damage to nerves and blood vessels, infection, and allergic reactions to implants and anesthetics.
When do you need a revision breast augmentation surgery?
If the implants rupture, deflate, or misplace, another surgery is required to exchange the implants or put them back in their right position.