Popularity of cosmetic surgery procedures has been increasing significantly since last few years. There are a number of cosmetic procedures that are more popular and demanded and breast augmentation is one of them. It is the first most popular procedure performed in women. Less invasive and totally non-invasive techniques have also been introduced for breast enlargement but mostly the procedure is done by inserting implants in the breasts.
Breast augmentation is also known as augmentation mammoplasty and is done to restore the youthful shape and size of breasts or to enhance the size of naturally small and undeveloped breasts. Breast augmentation through implants significantly improves the appearance of your breasts by making following changes.
- Increases the projection and fullness of breasts
- Improves the balance of your figure
- Can be performed for reconstruction after mastectomy or injury
The main purpose of insertion of implants is giving a fuller look to the breasts and therefore they can’t correct the droopiness of breasts. However, combining the procedure with breast list can improve both the droopiness and size.
What exactly the breast augmentation through implants is? The procedure involves making incisions in the suitable sites and then implants are inserted through these incisions. The incisions sites include area around the areola, armpits, in the breast fold or in the navel. After placement of implants, incisions are closed with sutures. General anesthesia is administered prior to procedure and the patient requires nearly two weeks for recovery.
There are various types of breast implants available in the market but silicone gel implants and saline implants are most commonly used. Besides these, gummy bear implants are also becoming popular these days. Saline breast implants are filled with sterile saline solution and on the leakage or rupture, the solution is absorbed by the body. Insertion of saline implants results in firmness and uniform shape. The minimum age for having saline breast implants approved by FDA is 18 years. Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel and in case of leakage, implants will not collapse. Insertion of silicone implants requires regular MRI or ultrasound to assess any changes. They give more natural look to the breasts. The minimum age approved by FDA for silicone gel implants is 22. The size and texture of breast implants also varies and your surgeon can guide you about selecting the best suitable one.
In short, breast augmentation through implants is an effective and beneficial procedure for enhancement of breasts if performed correctly and suitable implants are used.