Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that uses breast implants to enhance and enlarge breasts. Breast augmentation isn’t just about adding volume to your breasts — it’s also about changing their shape.
That’s because the best way to achieve a more natural-looking result is by choosing an implant that matches the shape of your breast tissue.
If you’re interested in breast augmentation, it’s important to understand what it entails, the risks involved, and how much it costs.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation uses either saline or silicone implants to create a fuller, larger breast. The implant is placed under the chest muscle and has a silicone shell and gel inside. The size of the implant can vary depending on the patient’s needs and desired results.
Breast implants come in different shapes (round or anatomic), sizes (small, medium, or large), thicknesses (thin or thick) and textures (smooth or textured). Saline implants are filled with saltwater before surgery and silicone implants are filled with silicone gel after surgery.
When Are Breast Implants Used?
Breasts come in all shapes, sizes and shades; however, some women feel their breasts are too small or flat-chested, while others feel they’re too big or too droopy. Women who have lost weight or developed sagging breasts due to pregnancy may also consider getting breast implants for cosmetic reasons.
Types of Breast Augmentation Procedures
There are several types of breast augmentation procedures available:
Silicone Breast Implants
These are made from medical grade silicone and are often filled with saline. Silicone implants may be placed under the muscle (submuscular) or over the muscle (subglandular).
Saline Breast Implants
These are filled with sterile salt water and placed under the muscle or over it. They can be round or shaped like an upside down tear drop.
Liposuction and Fat Transfer
Liposuction removes fat from areas of your body that you want to reshape, such as your hips, thighs, buttocks or waistline. Liposuction can be done before or after your augmentation procedure to help you achieve your desired look.
Breast augmentation is something many women dream about, but it is also a big decision and can be costly. If you decide to get breast implants, read about all aspects of the surgery, including risks and complications. Just remember to make a decision that works for you and your body, because in the end, it’s your body.
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