Breast augmentation surgery is the second popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery in The Clinic, using silicone implants, saline implants, or fat transfer.
It is a long-term solution for achieving an ideal figure, but we should keep in mind that Implants are not lifetime devices and may eventually need to be replaced.
If you are in good health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
How is a breast augmentation procedure performed?
For breast augmentation using implants incision are made in one of these places :
Underneath the breast, just above the crease, Near the armpit, Around the lower edge of the areola, or in the navel, then your surgeon creates a pocket in the chest/breast area and places the implant in it.
Depending on your anatomy and your surgeon’s recommendations, he will choose to place the implants either above or below the pectoral muscle.
For breast augmentation using fat transfer, your surgeon performs a Vaser liposuction in one of these areas: abdomen, thighs, or flanks, then injects the fats into your breasts.
Types of breast augmentation
Taking into consideration the patient’s personal preferences and the surgeon’s opinion, breast augmentation surgery can be :
Saline-filled breast implants are filled with sterile salt water.
Silicone gel-filled breast implants are filled with a cohesive gel, made of crosslinked molecules of silicone, which makes them a bit thicker and firmer than traditional silicone gel implants. This enables them to hold their shape better.
Fat transfer removes fat through liposuction, then the fat cells are injected into your breast.. Not all of the fat that is transferred is expected to survive the grafting process, and in some cases, the surgery may need to be repeated to achieve greater volumes of augmentation.
Factors that influence the size and type of breast augmentation recommended for you include:
- Your medical history
- Your goals for breast enhancement
- Your existing body frame and mass
- Your existing breast tissue
- Your preferences related to size and incision placement.
Surgical techniques for breast augmentation and all breast implants are continually being refined, increasing the safety and reliability of the procedure. Ask us to provide you with any information you may need.