Breast augmentation using silicone implants is a popular way of getting bigger, fuller breasts that compliment the shape and beauty of the female figure.
Breast Augmentation using Silicone Implants for Fuller Breasts
Breast augmentation is less invasive than before and one can expect better post-surgical results. Silicone implants have a pre-filling of silicone gel, a sticky and thick fluid that closely resembles human fat with respect to touch. For some women, silicone breast implants have the feel and appearance of natural breast tissue. Women aged 22 and above can take advantage of silicone breast implants for breast reconstruction and breast enhancement.
Size of Implants Vary with Individual Needs
Breast augmentation using silicone implants involves positioning the implant either underneath the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue. The size of implant for a particular patient depends on the person’s body frame, existing breast tissue mass, the person’s expectations from the enhancement procedure, and hers and the plastic surgeon’s own preferences. Using the breast implant, the plastic surgeon will not only enhance the size of the breasts, but also can work on achieving an aesthetically satisfying breast contour, by enhancing the shape, proportion, and balance, sometimes utilizing a second procedure called a breast lift.
There are certain risks associated with breast augmentation using silicone implants – breast pain, infection, implant rupture or leakage, scar tissue which alters the contour of the breast implant, possibly permanent alterations in breast or nipple sensation, and need for further breast surgery. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) advises MRI monitoring of silicone breast implants every two years, beginning three years after the first implant surgery.
Following the surgery, the patient will probably feel sore and drowsy for one or two days. Following this period, she will be able to resume normal light activities, and will be expected to have a full recovery within a few weeks to a month. It is important that the patient follows his surgeon’s instructions during the recovery period.
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