Trends in Breast Implants – 2018
Breast implants are among the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures in 2018, with more than a quarter million breast augmentation surgeries performed annually. Certain trends and innovations in breast implant technologies are making breast enhancement safer and more satisfying for patients than ever before.
Top Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Doctor Ali has performed thousands of breast implant surgeries on universally satisfied patients who are thrilled with their results.
In this article Dr. Ali discusses some of the latest developments in breast implant techniques and technologies that are trending in 2018.
B & C Cup Breast Implants
In recent years there has been a trend toward more “naturally” sized and shaped breast implants. Gone are the old days of ridiculously large DDD implants that are clearly surgically enhanced.
Choosing an implant size is now much more about fitting the women’s proportions, than simply going “as big as possible.” For most women, a “C-cup” look is more attractive and realistic looking than DD-cups. Additionally, breasts that are too large for a woman’s frame can be uncomfortable – even leading to back problems.
And, inserting a breast implant that is too big for the existing breast skin and tissue can lead to complications, such as capsular contracture.
For all of these reasons, natural looking medium to full-size B and C cup looks are trending!
“Gummy Bear” Breast Implants
Today, breast implant patients have a number of new and improved breast implant materials from which to choose. One of the most popular variety of breast implants is the natural feeling gel implant.
Sometimes referred to as a “gummy bear” breast implant, this soft and pliable gel material feels like real breast tissue.
In addition to “feeling” more real, gel implants are an important advancement in silicone breast implant technology because they do not leak when damaged. Unlike saline or earlier generations of silicone breast implants, “gummy bears” are made of a cohesive silicone gel that will retain its form even if cut in half!
Gummy bear breast implants also holds their shape better – and don’t tend to wrinkle, ripple or sag – which also increases volume near the cleavage.
Quick Recovery From Breast Implant Surgery
Breast augmentation is still considered a major surgery. However, newer techniques – such as under-the-muscle breast implant – is more minimally invasive. This noit only reduces the risk of infection as well as shortens the previously extensive healing period.
Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali can create a “breast pocket” for the implant with the utmost precision. This substantially reduces post-surgical bruising, bleeding, pain and inflammation, leading to a miore rapid recovery.
Less Need for Pain Medication
With the opiod addiction crisis sweeping America, doctors and patients are rightfully concerned about reducing the need for opioid painkillers. Patients undergoing under-the-muscle breast implants experience less post-surgery pain in addition to healing faster.
This is another reason under-the-muscle breast implants are among the most popular method of augmentation today. There are, of course, some exceptions to this trend. For example, women with a naturally large amount of breast tissue may experience superior results with over-the-muscle breast implants.
Top Breast Implant Surgeon – Birmingham, MI
Selecting a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, like top Birmingham, Mi doctor Dr. Ali, who has performed thousands of breast implant surgeries, helps ensure that you will be 100% satisfied with your results. He offers the best, most advanced and innovative techniques and technologies in breast implant surgery.
Dr. Ali is very thorough and careful in assessing each patient’s health and expectations for the surgery. He will offer you a free consultation to understand your needs, answer your questions, and explain your options.
Call today and schedule an appointment to see if breast implant surgery is right for you.