Breast augmentation or breast implants is a surgical procedure which uses breast implants or fat to increase the size of breasts. The procedure can also restore breast volume, improve natural breast size symmetry or achieve a more rounded shape. There are various types of breast implants to choose from. Consulting with your plastic surgeon to determine which option is best for you, is the next step.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water and are FDA-approved for augmentation in women 18 or older. They provide a uniform shape, feel and firmness. If the implant shell were to leak the saline implant collapses. Hence, the saline absorbs and naturally expells from the body.
Silicone Breast Implants
Filled with silicone gel, silicone implants provide a more natural feel of breast tissue. FDA-approved for augmentation in women age 22 or older, silicone breast implants answer a women’s needs for physical improvement. Consequently, if a silicone breast implant were to leak, the gel may remain within the implant shell, or could escape into the breast implant pocket and will not collapse. Therefore, in order to ensure that the implants are functioning properly, regular visits to the doctor may be required.
Individuals that are physically healthy often times serve as good candidates for breast procedures. Determining a good candidate also includes realistic expectations, breasts that are fully developed, and a well informed patient.
Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation surgery will not correct severely drooping breasts. As a result, if severely drooping breasts are a concern, breast lift in conjunction with a breast augmentation may be an better option.
When choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation you should seek out a surgeon who is an expert in the field of breast implants. The plastic surgeon you choose should also be someone that you feel comfortable with discussing your questions or concerns and have reviewed their previous work.
The plastic surgeons at Estetica Institute offer patients the best in cosmetic surgery procedures. Our team provides refined skills and superior patient care to each of our patients. Estetica Institute is a state-of-the-art plastic surgery center located in Palm Beach Gardens. To learn more about our cosmetic surgery team or to schedule a consultation please call us today at 561.776.9555.