Natural-Looking Breast Augmentation: Techniques For Enhancing Your Beauty


Natural-Looking Breast Augmentation: Techniques For Enhancing Your Beauty

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Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that uses implants or body fat to enhance the look and feel of the breasts. Implants are medical devices made with silicone or saline solution to augment the breasts. Implants increase breast volume, size, shape, and fullness. Like the breast, implants vary in size, shape, and even texture. Finding the correct type of implant for the patient’s body type is the key to a natural-looking breast augmentation.

Silicone vs saline implants

Silicone and saline implants, the primary types of breast implants, have similarities along with a few key differences. Silicone and saline implants are encased in a silicone outer shell. However, silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. The gel mimics natural breast tissue and gives the breasts a realistic feel. Saline implants don’t have any silicone gel. During breast augmentation, surgeons fill saline implants with sterile saltwater solution until the desired size is achieved. Therefore, saline implants feel firmer to the touch. Saline implants have a round shape and are more prone to rippling.

Silicone vs gummy bear implants

The variations of silicone implants include traditional silicone implants and gummy bear implants. Conventional silicone implants contain a thick silicone gel substance. These implants are pre-filled, and patients select the implant’s size before surgery. Gummy bear implants are comprised of a cohesive silicone gel. The outer shell is textured and shaped like a teardrop to resemble the natural breast shape. The textured shell reduces the risk of capsular contracture. This condition causes painful scar tissue to develop in the breast.

Fat transfer breast augmentation

For these augmentations, surgeons harvest fat from the patient’s body to enhance the breast. This technique involves liposuction, a procedure that suctions unwanted fat out of the body. Surgeons take the fat from another area, like the stomach, and inject the fat into the breasts. No silicone or saline implant is used for this surgery. The result is natural-looking breasts without any large incisions. People also don’t have to worry about developing scar tissue because the body doesn’t reject the fat.

Submuscular breast augmentation

Doctors can select the placement of the breast implant depending on the patient’s body type, implant shape and size, or the desired result. The submuscular placement is under the pectoralis major, the largest muscle in the anterior chest wall. The muscle tissues cover the implant, giving enhanced breasts a more realistic appearance. The submuscular placement reduces the risk of capsular contracture.

Most natural-looking results

The inframammary fold approach requires an incision in the fold beneath the breast. This approach reduces the visibility of scars and doesn’t interfere with the breasts’ milk ducts. Patients interested in breastfeeding will be able to do so with this technique. As breasts heal, the implants naturally sag and look very realistic.

What’s best for you?

Breast augmentation is a major surgery, and various techniques and medical devices are used in the process. For a better understanding of augmentation procedures, women should bring in photos of a desired look to show the surgeon. A board-certified plastic surgeon will provide the best options.

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