Breast Augmentation, or Mammoplasty, uses silicone implants to increase the size or improve the shape of the breasts.
A VERY PERSONAL DECISION
Many women consider having breast augmentation surgery. Some may have breasts that did not fully develop or developed unevenly.
Some have always felt their breasts were too small and some have experienced changes in their breasts’ size and shape after pregnancy or weight change or simply as they have grown older.
Whatever your reasons for considering breast augmentation, it is important to remember that the decision is yours alone. You should never consider having the surgery to please someone else. You should also remember that, like all aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation can only change your figure, not your life.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
Breast augmentation surgery is a well-established procedure that has been performed on more than three million women worldwide over the last three decades. The majority of women who have had the procedure report that they are very pleased with the result. Through the use of implants, this surgery can increase the size of your breasts and correct uneven breasts. It may also be used to correct drooping breasts but may require an additional uplift procedure.
The implants used in Breast augmentation surgery are filled with Silicone gel. Silicone Gel Implants have benefits and drawbacks. Briefly stated, these considerations are:
Silicone gel-filled implants provide a more natural feel to the breast and are less likely to cause rippling. At present, most surgeons use cohesive gel silicone implants, which do not leak if the shell is damaged. Silicone implants however need a slightly longer access incision to place them.