4 Facts About Breast Augmentation

Posted on February 25, 2014 by: Dr. Rocheford

Breast augmentation, also known as an augmentation mammoplasty, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures done today. If you are interested in enhancing the size of your bust-line, then it may be time to contact your plastic surgeon. Before you schedule a consultation, consider these four facts about breast augmentation:

1. Breast Augmentations Benefit the Patient in Many Ways

Breast augmentation provides a number of benefits. Some of the most common reasons that women choose to undergo an augmentation mammoplasty include increasing the projection and fullness of their breasts, improving the balance of their figure, and enhancing their overall self-image.

2.Some People are Better Candidates for Breast Augmentation than Others

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are those who are in good physical health with realistic expectations regarding the results. It is also important that candidates have breasts that are fully developed, as this may change the end result of the procedure. Women who are bothered by the feeling that their breasts are too small, have breasts that vary in size or shape, or have lost breast volume after weight loss or pregnancy are also candidates for breast augmentation surgery.

3.There are Different Types of Implants

Women who are interested in undergoing breast augmentation have two options when it comes to breast implants: saline and silicone implants. Saline implants consist of a silicone outer shell and are filled with a sterile salt-water (saline) solution. Saline implants are often implanted before they are filled to the desired size. Silicone implants, on the other hand, consist of the same silicone outer shell but are filled with a cohesive silicone gel that looks and feels more like natural breast tissue.

4.      There are Different Incision Methods

There are four basic locations for breast augmentation incisions, including:

  • Inframammary: This incision is made within the crease located below each breast.
  • Transaxillary: This incision is made within the tissue of the underarm.
  • Periareolar: This incision is made around the nipple.
  • Transumbilical: This incision is made within the navel or belly button.

If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, then you may be a perfect candidate for a breast augmentation. For more information on your options, contact Dr. Heather Rocheford with Rocheford Plastic Surgery at 651-739-1100 today