Breast augmentation is a surgical process that creates fuller, more proportionate breasts through the use of saline or silicone gel implants. Many women feel that nature has not generously endowed them with the breasts they desire, so they opt for this commonly-performed surgery to enlarge their breasts and increase self-confidence and personal attractiveness.
Silicone gel implants have a thick, sticky, fluid consistency that resembles human fat and feels natural, while saline implants can feel like water balloons, especially for patients with thin, soft skin. Silicone gel implants were viewed as potential health hazards in the past, but recent studies have found no scientific evidence that they are harmful. A new product, “Gummy Bear” implants, made of cohesive gel that maintains its shape and is resistant to leakage even when cut with a knife, are currently offered through an FDA study.
To install the implants, a surgeon will make an incision under the breast fold (the lower crease of the breast), around the lower part of the areola, or in the armpit to create a pocket for the implant. The implant itself is often placed under the muscle to allow accuracy for future mammograms. Most procedures are conducted on an outpatient basis. After the procedure, patients may feel pain for one to five days, and soreness and swelling that may last a few weeks.
In the hands of a skilled, board-certified surgeon, the results of breast augmentation can be life-changing. If you are considering getting breast implants, Dr. Eko from Eko Plastic Surgery will consult with you and show you computer simulations of how your breasts will look. For information or to schedule a consultation, fill out the form below or call us at (760) 249-2222.
Breast augmentation surgery comes with a lot of choices that make a huge impact. All potential breast augmentation candidates should consider these questions before even deciding to embark on the road towards a breast reconstruction surgery. These considerations not only effect the physical appearance of the patient, but their mental capacity as well.
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