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Breast Augmentation Surgery: What Are the Different Options?

Posted Jan 22 2013 5:01am

Breast enhancement is an ideal option for women who are unhappy with breast size or symmetry. There are different options for breast augmentation. If you are considering breast surgery, the first thing you have to do is to educate yourself about these options.

Options for Cosmetic Breast Surgery

One way to learn about the various options and procedures available for breast enhancement is to look up reliable plastic surgery websites. Then schedule a consultation with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. The surgeon will help you choose the right option based on your physique and your cosmetic goals.

Breast Enlargement Surgery Options

Most reliable plastic surgery practices offer breast enlargement options such as

  • Implants: Breast enhancement through implants is the most commonly adopted procedure. FDA approved saline-filled or silicone-gel filled implants are used for augmentation. Both are covered by a strong, silicon shell and available in variety of shapes and sizes. Implants are inserted in to the breasts through incision made in the arm pit, under the breast or at the edge of the areola. The choice on incision will depend on your breast anatomy, body type and mass.

  • o Saline implants are filled with salt water after the implant is inserted.
    o Silicone implants are pre-filled with gel and so requires an incision that is half an inch longer than that necessary for saline implants. Silicone implants look and feel more natural than saline implants.

    A breast lift performed along with an implant procedure can resolve the sagginess of breasts as well.

  • Fat transfer: Fat transfer is a minimally invasive natural alternative to the breast implant method. In this plastic surgery, excess fat removed from the body through liposuction is used to enhance the breasts. This procedure reduces risks because the patient’s own fat is used and as there is no need to insert any foreign material into the body. Donor sites include the hips, thighs and abdomen. Unlike implants, fat transfer does not require large incisions. Purified fat is transferred into breasts through small injections. Excess fat removal from the donor site helps in improving overall body contour.

    Besides traditional fat grafting, stem cell fat grafting is available. Here a portion of the fat taken from excess fat body area is taken and stem cells are extracted. Extracted stem cells are mixed with the remaining fat tissue. This mixture is injected into the breasts. Stem cells help in retaining the viability of the fat cells.

Benefits of Breast Enlargement Treatment at the Right Plastic Surgery Center

Breast enhancement surgery performed at an established AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery facility can provide many benefits:

o Improved breast contour o Minimal complications

o Minimal scarring and discomfort

o Short recovery time

o Minimal discomfort

There are surgical centers that offer a virtual consultation facility for patients who find it difficult to travel. This allows you to get information about the various options available for breast augmentation and your plastic surgeon to review your medical history prior to your initial consultation.

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