Breast augmentation procedures involve the surgical placement of saline or silicone implants to enhance the shape, size, and overall aesthetic appearance of the breasts.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures.
- Can add volume and fullness to the breasts
- Can also effectively address the problem of asymmetrical breasts
- Can restore lost volume to depleted breasts after childbirth, breastfeeding, or dramatic weight loss
BREAST AUGMENTATION OPTIONS
Personal preferences regarding ideal breast aesthetics vary significantly among patients. Fortunately, however, breast augmentation surgery is highly customizable, and patients can select from a vast number of alternatives in terms of the aesthetics, size and texture of their breast implants. Basic implant options include:
- Saline breast implants allow for a smaller surgical incision, because they are filled with a sterile salt water solution after insertion. Saline implants do not pose any health risks should the implants rupture or deflate, however, they are more prone to rippling than silicone implants.
- Silicone breast implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel, and are preferred by some patients because of their ability to closely simulate the authentic feel and density of human breast tissue.
- Size of implant: implant sizes are not measured in traditional bra cup measurements, but rather in volumetric measurements known as cubic centimeters with standard breast implants ranging in size from 120 cc’s to 960 cc’s
- Implant profile: breast implant profiles indicate the projection of the implant from the patient’s body-patients desiring more prominent silhouettes should select implants with higher profiles, and vice versa.