What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation Surgery –
Breast augmentation – medically called augmentation mammoplasty – is a common and safe surgery performed by a board certified plastic surgeon to increase the size of the breasts by placing breast implants under breast tissue or chest muscles.
Board certified Macomb County plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has given hundreds of women the additional curves they desire with breast augmentation surgery. In this 3 part article Dr. Ali explains breast augmentation surgery from start to finish – and breaks down everything you’ve ever wanted to know about breast augmentation.
If you want to increase your breast size or transform the shape, breast augmentation may just be the solution. This article will give you everything you need to know about the procedure.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation has become an increasingly common type of plastic surgery. In fact, in 2017 alone, more than 300,000 breast augmentation surgeries were performed, causing the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to rank breast augmentation as the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure over the last decade.
Breast augmentation consists of the strategic placement of implants within the patient’s breasts, either under the breast tissue or chest muscles.
Various Types of Breast Implants to Consider
There are two different types of implants available: silicone and saline. Silicone implants are made with silicone gel and feel more like natural breast tissue. Saline inserts are filled with sterile salt water, and generally are more uniform in size.
After you decide on the type of implant, there are choices to be made as to the shape and size. Silicone, for instance, comes in three different shapes, including smooth round, textured round, and textured anatomical teardrop implants. Round implants give breasts a fuller look, but smooth inserts tend to feel softer. Textured implants have a slightly lower instance of scar tissue forming around the implant (capsular contracture), but have a higher rate of rippling.
Reasons to Undergo Breast Augmentation
Choosing to undergo breast augmentation surgery is a highly personal decision and should never be undertaken lightly. For women who have carefully thought through their decision, however, breast augmentation can have a huge and positive impact on their lives.
There are many reasons why a woman might consider breast augmentation surgery. Some of these reasons are:
- to enhance the appearance of small or uneven breasts;
- to correct a medical condition known as micromastia, where breasts do not fully develop after puberty;
- to adjust for a reduction in the size or the appearance of your breasts after pregnancy;
- to correct uneven breast size after breast surgery for other conditions, such as a partial or complete mastectomy;
- to improve your self-confidence and give you a more youthful appearance.
No matter what reason you have for considering breast augmentation surgery, your first step should be an in-depth consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Ali has extensive experience performing breast augmentation surgeries, and can help you make the right decision to fulfill your goals and expectations.
Macomb County Breast Augmentation Surgeon
The vast majority of women who choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery say that their augmented breast(s) help them feel more self-confident, feel better about their bodies, and give them a greater feeling of well-being.
Macomb County board certified plastic surgeon Doctor Ali offers a breast augmentation consultation to help you learn about your options and decide if breast implants are a good option for you.