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Breast Augmentation

What is Breast Augmentation?

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 Implant Types

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

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

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.

Incision Options:

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:

  • Inframammary: This incision is made under the fold of the breast, the inframammary fold. This incision allows for a wider access point and is typically used for the insertion of larger implants. Because of the position under the breast, the scar is not easily visible following the surgery.
  • Peri-areolar: An incision is made around the areola or outer edge of the nipple, meaning scarring is contained within this area of naturally occurring pigmentation. This incision is used especially where the surgeon is performing a mild to moderate breast lift concurrently with the breast augmentation surgery.
  • Trans-axillary: This is perhaps the most minimally invasive incision. A small incision is made in the armpit and the insertion of the implant is done using a specialized laparoscopic camera and specialized instruments to ensure the correct placement of the implant. This incision results in only a small scar in the armpit.

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.

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