The Breast Implant Solution
Breast Augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the placement of implants to enhance the size, shape and symmetry of a woman’s breasts. The goals of breast augmentation are to provide women with an improved appearance, boost their self-confidence, and increase their overall quality of life.
Goals of a Breast Augmentation:
- Goal #1: Increase Breast Size
Women may feel self-conscious or dissatisfied with the size of their breasts for various reasons, such as genetics, aging, pregnancy, or weight loss. Breast implants can add volume to the breasts, making them appear fuller and more proportionate to the rest of the body.
- Goal #2: Improve Breast Shape
Breast augmentation can also help to improve the shape of the breasts. Many women are unhappy with the natural shape of their breasts, whether due to genetics, pregnancy or weight loss. Breast implants can help to create a rounder, more youthful appearance, or to restore volume that has been lost due to aging or breast feeding
- Goal #3: Correct Asymmetry
Breast augmentation can also be used to correct breast asymmetry. Many women have one breast that is larger or shaped differently than the other, which can be a source of self-consciousness. Breast implants can help to even out the breasts and create a more symmetrical appearance.
- Goal #4: Enhance Self Esteem
Finally, one of the primary goals of breast augmentation is to enhance a woman’s self-esteem. Many women feel more confident and comfortable in their bodies after a breast augmentation, which can have a positive impact on their personal and professional lives.
Options in Breast Augmentation
When deciding on breast augmentation surgery, one of the most significant decisions will be which type of implant to select. There are several options when it comes to breast implants. Dr. Odinet offers the choices of Saline or Silicone implants.
Saline Breast Implants
This implant contains a saltwater solution very similar to saline found naturally in the body. Because it is filled with liquid it feels firmer than gel implants and can be firmer when fully filled. Saline implants have a higher risk of wrinkling and rippling in patients with thin tissue coverage.
One of the principal advantages of using saline implants is that they require a much smaller incision since they can be placed in the breast tissue then filled to the appropriate size. Saline implants come in low, moderate and high profiles that allow them to be tailored to the look you want to achieve. Profile refers to the height of the implant which affects how far the breast will project from the chest wall.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone implants are made of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel. They are designed to feel more like natural breast tissue and are less likely to ripple or wrinkle than saline implants. This implant has a classic, round shape and is designed to create a soft, round look and a fuller contour in the upper breast area. It is considered to be softer to the touch than saline implants. This type of implant can come in moderate, moderate plus, high and extra high profiles.
Gummy Bear Breast Implants
Gummy bear implants, also known as cohesive gel implants, are made of a more cohesive silicone gel and have a soft, natural feel. They are shaped more like a woman’s breast than the round saline and silicone implant options. These implants are narrower at the top producing a natural slope to the breast. Additionally, the gummy bear implant is designed to stay in place and hold its shape over time. However, it does require a slightly larger incision than the round silicone gel implants.