What is Breast Augmentation?
To enhance the figure and improve self-confidence, many women choose breast augmentation. San Antonio women can explore their options at The Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas. At our practice, you can discuss implant types with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Breast Implants is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. Each year, it ranks consistently as one of the top five procedures for women. This surgery can help with both medical and aesthetic issues, and can correct problems with small or unevenly-sized breasts. A breast augmentation can restore breast size and shape after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or extreme weight loss. This procedure has also been used in breast reconstruction for women who have been through a partial, full, or double mastectomy. For more appealing results, an augmentation can also be combined with other procedures, such as a breast lift.
There are different types of implants, including most notably, saline and silicone. Silicone implants consist of an outer shell that is made of silicone and pre-filled with silicone gel. Saline implants consist of a silicone shell that is filled with a salt water solution after being placed in the breast. Recently, the FDA has approved the highly cohesive silicone gel implants for use. These silicone gel implants are less likely to leak and are better at retaining their shapes.
Depending on your individual surgical plan, there are different ways this procedure can be planned. First, size, shape, and texture will be discussed and the model most appropriate for your goals will be chosen. The choice will determine incision options and placement. The procedure is completed under general anesthesia and lasts about 2 hours. The implants are placed under or on top of the chest wall muscle beneath existing breast tissue or under the chest wall muscle for maximum stability.
Think you may be a candidate for breast augmentation? Call now to schedule your consultation with us, or fill out a form. We look forward to discussing your needs and goals!