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Breast Augmentation Surgery
What is a Breast Augmentation?Breast augmentation is a common cosmetic procedure that is used to increase the fullness and projection of a woman’s breasts through implants thereby improving the balance in a women’s figure, and enhancing her self-image and self-confidence.
Breast augmentation is used to:
How is the procedure done?Breast augmentation is performed using implants made of medical grade, biocompatible, textured or smooth silicone shells filled with a sterile saline solution. The saline poses no health hazard and can be safely absorbed by the body if there is a leak or rupture.
The breast implants are filled at the time of the surgery through a self-sealing valve. You and your surgeon will determine the best implant type, size, and placement for your body type.
To perform the breast augmentation, the surgeon and patient can choose from several incisions, which are based on implant type and size, and a patient’s anatomy. Several common incision placements are near the crease under the breast, in the underarm area, and near the edge of the areola. Through the incisions, a pocket is created either behind the breast tissue or beneath the pectoral muscle where the implant is placed.
The results of breast augmentation are immediately visible.
For more information on the safety of breast implants, please consult www.breastimplantsafety.org.
Where do I begin?If you are interested in breast augmentation, we encourage you to think about your reasons for having the procedure done. Breast augmentation is a highly individualized procedure that should be done to fulfill your own wishes, not the wishes of others. Additionally, you are more likely to be satisfied with the results if you are motivated by your own personal desire.
Good candidates for this procedure are women who have a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving their body image, and are also: