What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation’s general purpose is to increase the size of a woman’s breasts, making them both larger and fuller. Breast enlargements are done using a salt-water based solution called saline, which is put into a silicone shell and inserted inside the breast. There is no evidence that breast implants affect fertility, pregnancy, or a woman’s ability to nurse.
IF A SALINE IMPLANT BREAKS, THE SALT WATER SOLUTION IS HARMLESSLY ABSORBED BY YOUR BODY.
Breast augmentations are performed in an outpatient surgical center and generally take between 1 and 3 hours. An incision is made in the crease below the breast, around the areola, or under the armpit, and the breast tissue is lifted, creating a pocket within that area. The implant is centered beneath the nipple and filled with the saline solution. The incision is then stitched up, and light gauze bandages are applied to the area.
Why is it best?
- You want to correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy.
- You want to balance a difference in breast size.
- You want to enhance your breast size and shape.
- Filling type: Saline
- Shape: Saline implants are typically round. Round implants will typically achieve a fuller upper pole (the top portion of your breast), while shaped implants lend a gently sloping look to your breast profile. They can look very natural with a skilled cosmetic surgeon’s help.
- Profile: Your cosmetic surgeon will help you choose this based on your existing proportions and your goals. Generally, patients with a more petite frame will require a higher profile implant to achieve the desired size increase while ensuring the implants are not too wide at the base.
- Size: Breast implants range in size from about 150cc to 800cc or larger. Many patients require a different sized breast implant for each breast; this helps to achieve the best possible symmetry. The size you choose depends on your existing breast size, your personal goals, and your cosmetic surgeon’s recommendations.