What Is Boob Augmentation and How Does It Work?
One of the most prevalent cosmetic surgery operations is boob augmentation. Despite the fact that boob augmentation is increasingly popular, the reasons for choosing this treatment differ from one patient to the next. Some boob augmentation patients are happy with the contour of their boobs but want them to be a little fuller. Other common personal reasons include undeveloped boobs, asymmetry in size and/or shape of the boobs, and changes following pregnancy or breastfeeding. Breast volume can be affected by weight loss, aging, and childbearing. Boob augmentation can help with all of these issues by giving them a more proportional form and size, as well as boosting self-esteem.
Is a Lift Required for My Augmentation?
Breast augmentation-mastopexy is usually recommended for women who have a combination of ptosis (sagging) and volume decrease in their breasts (BAM). Excess skin can be removed, breasts can be lifted to a more youthful position, and volume can be restored with implants when a breast lift and augmentation are combined. If volume loss is the only worry, however, a breast augmentation may be the best option. If there is sufficient breast volume and augmentation is not wanted, the doctor may recommend a breast lift without implants.
What Are the Different Types of Breast Implants?
Breast implants are available in two types: saline solution-filled and silicone gel-filled. Standard saline-filled implants are available in a variety of sizes and profiles to suit your specific needs. The doctor only employs saline and silicone-filled breast implants that are smooth and round.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone gel-filled implants were created to provide a more natural appearance and feel, as well as a lower risk of rippling. The FDA prohibited the use of silicone gel-filled breast implants for primary breast augmentation in 1992. Since 2006, the FDA has granted conditional approval to a new generation of extremely cohesive silicone implants for patients aged 22 and up (approved for breast reconstruction in patients of all ages). The FDA approval was contingent on a long-term investigation of the safety of these cohesive silicone gel implants, which is still underway. The FDA recommends that women who have cohesive gel breast implants obtain an MRI every two years after they are put because of the risk of silent rupture. These MRIs are costly, and most insurance companies do not pay them. These implants, unlike previous soft silicone implants, are filled with a firmer/thicker cohesive silicone gel, earning them the nickname "gummy bear" implants. These new gummy bear "form-stable" silicone gel implants are tougher and heavier than prior silicone gel implants, but initial reviews show that they have a considerably lower rupture rate.
Saline Breast Implants
The long-term safety of saline implants has been thoroughly researched, and there is a substantial body of scientific evidence to back them up. As a result, the FDA has never banned saline-filled breast implants from the market for breast augmentation, and they have been allowed unconditionally since May of 2000. Saline-filled implants having a lower rate of rupture and leakage than silicone gel implants, as well as a lower risk of capsular contracture. Saline implants are FDA-approved for breast augmentation in patients who are at least 18 years old and consist of a silicone shell filled with a saline (salt water) solution (approved for breast reconstruction in patients of all ages). Because saline implants can be filled after they've been placed, the incision is typically significantly less than one for silicone gel filled implants. The saline solution can be safely taken into the body in the event of a rupture or leak. Due to the evident loss of volume in the affected breast, ruptures, or leaks, can also be quickly diagnosed and treated without the need for an MRI. When opposed to silicone gel filled implants, saline filled implants have been associated with more rippling and a less natural, or firmer, sensation. That is no longer the case, thanks to the invention of the Moderate Plus Profile saline implant, which has a thicker silicone shell and provides performance and natural feel similar to traditional silicone gel implants while maintaining the safety and peace of mind of saline implants.