Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases the size of the breasts and improves their appearance. The the procedure is also known as augmentation mammoplasty, or breast implant. It is one of the most performed aesthetic procedures that has gained popularity and has a successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, restore, or regain balance to their figures.
The Ideal Candidates for Breast Augmentation
The procedure is indicated for patients who want to improve the appearance and volume of their breasts. Any woman that has undergone pregnancy and given birth leaving her breasts smaller or less firm or one who has naturally small breasts can benefit from this procedure. Also, if you have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other one. Patients should have overall good health and have realistic expectations to be considered ideal candidates for this procedure.
There have never been more choices for breast augmentation. The following options are available to you depending on your medical history, esthetic goals and body shape.
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Saline-filled Breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. These may be prefilled at a predetermined size or filled at the time of the surgery to allow room for minor modifications in implant size.
Health – Getting Started & Next Steps
Silicone gel-filled Breast implants are filled with a soft, flexible gel and are available in some shapes. This type of implants are pre-filled and may require a longer incision for the placement of the implant.
Structured saline-filled Breast Implants are filled with pure salt water and contain a structure inside so they act as if filled with soft elastic silicone gel. The structure in these implants allows them to hold their shape better than the regular alkaline ones.
Cohesive Gel Silicone Gel-filled Breast Implants: these are also known as gummy bear or form stable implants. These type of implants are filled with cohesive gel made of cross linked molecules of silicone which makes them more thicker and firmer as compared to the traditional silicone gel implants. This helps them hold their shape better.
Autologous Fat Transfer involves the removal of fats from a part of your body with abundant fat cells like the thighs, abdomen, and hips through a process called Liposuction. After the process of development and refinement, the fats are then injected into your breasts. Fat the transfer is a less common method than breast implant augmentation and is still being clinically investigated.
In case of sagging or drooping breasts, your plastic surgeon might combine any of these options with a breast lift. The size of the breast, the type of implant and incision location, and the type of surgery suited for you will be influenced by your overall health condition, your anatomy, and personal preference.