Published on March 18, 2018 by Daniel Butz
Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular and commonly performed cosmetic procedures performed in the United States today. There were over 300,000 breast augmentations performed last year. Breast enhancement is most often achieved through the use of either saline or silicone filled breast implants. Saline implants are filled with a saline solution, while silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel. Most women prefer the feel and look of the silicone gel implants to the saline implants because they feel more natural. Fat transfer is another option that has been gaining in popularity. This uses your own fat to enhance your breast size.
There are a number of considerations to make in the breast enhancement journey from implant size, texture, shape and placement. Dr. Butz will discuss with you the various options and how they will impact your outcome. It is important to understand the various pros and cons of each of these so you can make an informed decision that will be best for you. The most important decision you will make, however, is choosing the right plastic surgeon who can help you make the most informed decision and create the best results in the safest way possible.
Ideal candidates are in good health with realistic expectations. Patients with breast ptosis or drooping may also require a breast lift to improve their nipple position. Patients interested in fat transfer have to have extra fat elsewhere they would like removed and desire a smaller increase in overall size. In some cases breast augmentation may be paired with other procedures, most commonly with breast lift, abdominoplasty or liposuction.
If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation, the recovery process and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation today.