The breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available. The procedure increases both the size and firmness of the breasts while also aiding in the correction of breast asymmetry. There are a number of life circumstances that may call for a breast augmentation; some of the most common are childbirth/breastfeeding and a dramatic weight loss.
Patients come in various shapes and sizes as well as with significantly different goals. As such, breast augmentation techniques have evolved over the years to accommodate accordingly.
With regard to incisions alone, several advancements have allowed for a variety of incision options, including opening under the breast, around the nipple, and under the arm. In most cases, it is up to the patient to decide, but the physician will certainly assist in making the proper choice for a desired outcome.
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Depending on personal preference, body type, and aesthetic concerns, breast augmentations are tailored to suit you. The different techniques available may also change depending on the size of and shape of the implant. Women generally prefer implants that create a natural look and feel. The two options for implant fillers are silicone and saline.
Both implant types have an outer shell made of silicone, and both are durable. However, they differ in consistency, appearance, and touch.
Saline implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution that is similar to bodily fluids. This solution is safe if a rupture or leak occurs, absorbing naturally into the body. The implants are inserted in the chest while empty and filled once in place.
Silicone implants, on the other hand, are pre-filled with an FDA-approved silicone gel. Since silicone makes the breasts look and feel more natural than saline, about 72 percent of all breast implants since 2006 are now silicone. They are safe to insert and to remove.
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Consult with the highly skilled surgeons at The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery in Tysons Corner to determine which options best match your desired goal.