Breast Implants is a breast augmentation procedure that focuses on increasing the volume of the breasts. Breast implants are considered by patients looking for a more symmetrical shape to match their body.
What are breast Implants made from?
There are various manufacturers that produce the breast implants, but the typical implants are either saline or silicone gel.
Saline Breast Implants
The Saline Breast implants do not come filled. During the surgery, the cosmetic surgeon will fill the implant with Saline to achieve the desired volume.
Silicone Breast Implants
The silicone breast implants come in various sizes and profiles. The silicone implants have met with a lot of controversy in the past. The modern silicone breast implant is safe and widely used. Advancements in materials stop the gel from leaking into the body in case an implant were to burst.
Breast implants is a very popular cosmetic surgery worldwide. Like any other surgery, breast implants can have complications, it’s important to educate yourself on all the options available and choose a cosmetic surgeon you can trust.
What else do I need to know?
Breast implants may be a stand alone cosmetic surgery or combined with other breast augmentation procedures such as a breast lift. Many patients are concerned about the effects of the breast implants on their future breast feeding abilities. Those facts have never been established.
Breast implants are also used for reconstructive purposes after a mastectomy.
There are some fundamental decisions that must be made if a patient elects to have breast implants. Your cosmetic surgeon is your best source for information. Ask all the questions you have to address any concerns, but here are the three main decisions that must be addressed:
- Type and size of the breast implants
- Incision Location – Where the incision will be made for the placement of breast implants
- Placement of the breast implants – under the muscle or over the muscle
The majority of surgeons agree, a well informed patient is empowered to make the right decision regarding their surgery. Your surgeon will guide you and provide you with all the information you need to make your final decision.
Overall Benefits and fun facts
- Boost of confidence and better self image
- Clothes fit better when the body is symmetrical
- A fun fact: The majority of patients have tan lines in the after surgery photos. They are quick to feature their new found confidence and shapely breasts.