What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation, or breast enlargement / breast enhancement, aims to increase breast size and/or fix breast asymmetry.
Many candidates include women who want larger breasts. Or perhaps those who want to restore the breast volume lost as a result of pregnancy or significant weight loss. The two types of implants for breast enlargement are silicone and saline implants.
You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if you want to:
– Augment breast size
– Improve breast shape
– Add proportion and cleavage
A breast implant is a soft, silicone envelope with various fillers that the surgeon implants under the tissues of your chest to simulate natural breast tissue. The sac may be filled with a silicone gel or saline (salt water). The implants can be round or teardrop-shaped, with a textured or smooth coating.
FDA approved silicone gel implants for breast augmentation in 2008. They, in fact, are a surgeon’s first choice in implants, although another option, upon request, is saline-filled breast implants. In some cases, fat grafting may also be an alternative to augment your breasts with or without an implant.