BREAST AUGMENTATION (SILICONE OR SALINE IMPLANTS)
Known more commonly as a “breast enlargement”, the augmentation is a great way to increase volume and projection of the breasts resulting in a larger, firmer breast shape.
Do you have an entire drawer full of push-up bras meant to maximize your cleavage? Are you tired of looking for the phrase “lift and enhance” on all of your lingerie tags? Are you bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small or that your body is disproportionate? For ladies that lack fullness and projection, breast augmentation can boost your confidence and help you to develop a healthy self-image by improving the balance of your figure.
During breast augmentation surgery, a plastic surgeon uses either silicone gel or saline implants to increase the size of your breasts to a desired shape and size. Implants can also be used to correct breast asymmetry and change the shape/contour of the breasts. A breast augmentation can be paired with a breast lift (mastopexy) when necessary to create a fuller, more youthful looking bust. Breast implants are safe and do not need to be replaced every ten years. You can still have a mammogram done even if you have breast implants. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis so you’ll be able to go home the same day. There is no need for a hospital stay. As long as you are at a stable weight, do not have major medical problems, your breasts are fully developed, and you have realistic expectations, then you are a candidate for a breast augmentation.
There are many opinions about whether it’s better to have silicone gel or saline breast implants. Our practice offers both types of breast implant. However, most patients choose silicone implants for their breast augmentation. Here’s a quick comparison of silicone vs. saline breast implants:
Whether you schedule a consultation with our office or another plastic surgeon, always be sure that your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is qualified to perform surgeries in accredited or state-licensed medical facilities.