The breasts are an important physical attribute that greatly contributes to enhancing the aesthetics of a woman’s body. That being said, there are millions of women out there that are not really satisfied with the way their breasts look and are constantly searching for ways to attain a curvy and more voluptuous figure.
One of the most popular and effective methods that is extensively employed for achieving fuller, shapelier, and perkier breasts is the plastic surgery procedure known as breast augmentation. If you too wish to achieve a beautiful bust that you can be really proud of, you might find the following information useful in deciding your treatment options.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Often referred to as augmentation mammoplasty or simply a boob job, the breast augmentation procedure has been found to be extremely effective in restoring the natural shape of sagging breasts and even enhancing their volume in cases where the individual possesses naturally smaller breasts.
The procedure involves the incorporation of artificial prosthetics known as breast implants to increase the size and volume of the natural breast. In addition to that, the breast augmentation procedure can also be used for altering the texture of the breasts, correcting the natural asymmetry of the breasts, correcting any congenital defects of the chest wall or breast, and reconstructing a breast post mastectomy for malignant tissue in breast cancer patients.
Breast augmentation can also be used as a means of restoring the natural volume of breasts after a pregnancy or extreme weight loss.
How Is the Breast Augmentation Surgery Carried Out?
As mentioned before, the breast augmentation procedure involves the surgical placement of artificial implants within the breast tissue for achieving the desired result. In the breast augmentation procedure, your doctor will first make a small incision within the breast tissue, creating a small pocket within the chest area and then place the implant within.
The incision is then sutured and left to heal. Depending on your individual requirements, body type, and desired results, the doctor might choose from among the four incision techniques namely the inframammary, the peri-areolar, the trans-axillary, and the transumbilical.
What are Your Choices for Implants?
In the consultation session preceding the actual breast augmentation surgery, your doctor will discuss with you the characteristics of the two major categories of implants and suggest the better option for your specific case.
Saline Implants – These implants are basically hollow silicone shells that are filled with sterile salt water known as saline. Your doctor might either prescribe pre-filled saline implants or choose to fill them during the operation itself.
Silicone-gel Implants – Silicone implants are comprised of silicone shells that are filled with silicone gel. While the silicone gel implants are found to create more natural looking breasts, they also have a number of risk factors associated with accidental leaks.
Regardless of the technique and type of implant that you choose to go with, it is essential to get your surgery performed only by a qualified and experienced medical professional to ensure the best results possible.
Contact Our Office
Contact our office to learn more about the benefits of a breast augmentation. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Steve Byrd, will guide you through the entire surgical process from beginning to end.