Probably one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, breast augmentation surgery increases and alters the size, shape, and feel of the breasts through an implant. Implants can be either silicone gel-filled or saline-filled.
Breast implants such as those used in breast augmentation surgery, are typically either saline or silicone gel filled. The desired size, shape and texture of the breast will be determined during your consultation with your surgeon. Making an informed choice is essential, find out more about each type and find the right one for you.
Saline breast implants are implants typically made from silicone and filled with a saline (salt water) solution. Saline breast implants may be pre-filled, so you can judge the size before the implantation or they can be filled to the desired level during the procedure.
Silicone breast implants are made from silicone and filled with a silicone gel. Silicone gel implants mimic the natural feel of the breast and create a smooth, uniform shape.
Incisions are naturally a significant point of concern for patients undergoing breast augmentation surgery. The type, position, size of the implant, the size of the breast itself will all be contributing factors to discuss with your surgeon. Here are the most commonly used incision techniques:
Many factors will contribute to the selection of the breast implant and the surgical incision your doctor uses to achieve your desired results.
A free consultation with one of our physicians will determine which is the right fit for your body and your needs. Contact Bloom Health today to learn more.