Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure to increase breast size and enhance breast shape, typically through the placement of silicone or saline breast implants. From the surgeon’s perspective, the ultimate goal of breast augmentation is to enhance a patient’s natural proportions and create a more symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing breast profile. The exact procedure is tailored to meet a woman’s individual needs.
There is no “typical” breast augmentation patient, and women choose to have the procedure for many different reasons—having larger breasts is just one of them. Breast augmentation is one of the most effective procedures to correct noticeable breast asymmetry, and breast implants can be used to help correct tuberous breast deformities. Other common goals of breast augmentation:
Restoring breast fullness lost after pregnancy & breastfeeding
Feeling more confident in a swimsuit
Adding balance to better complement curvy hips
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Breast Implant Choices
There’s never been a better time to have breast augmentation, as today you have more choices than ever to help you customize your new look. Whether you’d like more dramatic curves or a modest boost in cleavage, there’s an option for you. Here are some choices you can expect to go over during your consultation process:
Filling type: Saline, Silicone Gel, or Highly Cohesive Silicone “Gummy Bear” Implants. Neither is “best,” but there are some differences in cost, feel, and incision requirements that you need to consider. We will help you find the right implant type for you.
Shape: Saline & Silicone Gel implants are typically round, while gummy bear implants come in shaped and round options. Round implants will typically achieve a fuller upper pole (the top portion of your breast), while shaped implants lend a gently sloping look to your breast profile. Both can look very natural.
Profile: We will help you choose this based on your existing proportions and your goals. Generally, patients with a more petite frame will require a higher profile implant to achieve the desired size increase while ensuring the implants are not too wide at the base.
Size: Breast implants range in size from about 150cc to 800cc or larger. Many patients require a different sized breast implant for each breast; this helps to achieve the best possible symmetry. The size you choose depends on your existing breast size, your personal goals, and the surgeon’s recommendations.
Incision Options for Breast Augmentation
One common question that patients have before breast augmentation is, “What will my scars look like?” Our surgeons will use a surgical technique that places breast augmentation incisions so the resulting scars are easily hidden and inconspicuous, even to the patient herself. Depending on your anatomy and your desired outcome, the surgeon will use one of the following incision techniques to place your breast implants:
Inframammary: This involves a short incision made in the crease underneath the breast, called the inframammary fold. This leaves a thin, 1 to 2 inch scar that is easily concealed within the crease. Advantages of this incision type include a wider access point, allowing the surgeon to place larger silicone implants or gummy bear implants with precision.
Peri-areolar: The incision is made around the outer edge of the areola, so the resulting scar is located within this natural transition in pigmentation. Surgeons will often use this incision type if they are also performing a mild to moderate breast lift at the same time.
Trans-axillary: This involves a small incision made within the armpit, through which your surgeon will place the breast implant using a specialized camera and instruments to ensure optimal placement. This leaves a small scar within the armpit but achieves a breast augmentation with no scar on the breast itself.
Transumbilical: This technique involves an incision just above the belly button. Each breast implant is inserted through this incision and then brought up to the breast. Advantages of the transumbilical technique include a single scar with no scarring on the breast itself.
What is the difference between types of liposuction?
There are many different liposuction techniques available to surgeons today. The main difference between each type of liposuction is the technology they use to assist the fat removal process. The manufacturers of each type claim to have unique advantages, and our surgeons will sometimes prefer a certain technique depending on the nature of the procedure. Just remember that the skill and experience of the cosmetic surgeon performing liposuction will make the biggest difference in your results.
Below are the types of liposuction used by our surgeons today:
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: This technique utilizes ultrasound energy to help break up the fatty tissue and loosen it from the body, allowing for easier removal of larger amounts of fat with a faster surgery, aka VASER Liposuction.
Suction Assisted Liposuction: This technique uses a vacuum-like device to help remove the fat. Power-Assisted Liposuction is a similar technique that involves a tool that enhances the motion of the cannula used to remove the fat.
How Liposuction Works?
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, using local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the nature of the procedure. The surgeon will apply the anesthesia method that is most appropriate for your needs.
The surgeon will make one or more small incisions near the treatment area. A cannula, or thin tube, is inserted through these incisions to loosen excess fat beneath the skin. Then, the fat is suctioned out. The entire procedure can take under an hour or up to 3 hours or longer, depending on the number of areas treated.
Life After Liposuction
Today’s advanced liposuction techniques are designed to minimize swelling, trauma and discomfort. Many patients return to work just a few days after their procedures, depending on the physical requirements of their jobs and the extent of their procedures.
You are given a compression garment to wear for a few weeks following surgery. This helps to minimize swelling and encourage optimal skin contraction. With proper care, scars should fade significantly over the months following surgery; in many cases, scars are barely visible after a year or so.
Results can last permanently with
Liposuction removes fat cells from your body, and these fat cells will not grow back. However, it is important to maintain a stable weight to ensure that your new look remains optimal. If you gain a significant amount of weight in the future, your overall appearance is likely to change as your body stores excess fat in other locations.