Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast for a number of reasons:
To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small.
To correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy.
To balance a difference in breast size.
As a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.
What is breast enlargement?
Breast enlargement, also known as breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed today. Studies have shown that more than 50% of women wish to alter the appearance of their breasts.
Breast augmentation help increase or balance breast size and restore breast volume. Breast augmentation surgery is sometimes combined with breast lift surgery for women who’d like to correct a significant sagginess in the breast tissue
What does getting breast implants involve?
Breast implants procedures are performed under twilight sedation and local anaesthetics in which you are asleep for the entire procedure which takes around 90 minutes.
During breast augmentation surgery a breast implants is placed inside a pocket created in the breast tissue beneath the breast tissue or muscle. There are many decisions to consider when choosing breast implants including the implant type and size, the pocket and the incision placement.
What’s the best type of breast implants for me?
Because everyone is different we’ll explain the different types of breast implants available during your breast enlargement consultation and work out which is the best type for you then but here’s some information to get you up to speed on the different breast implants available. Traditional round breast implants
Round breast implants can be either smooth or textured. For under the muscle breast enlargements there is no statistically significant difference between using smooth or textured breast implants.
Brazilian breast implants
Brazilian breast implants are another excellent choice for breast enlargement and enhancement. They are similar to silicone implants with an additional layer of polyurethane-foam that creates a ‘furry’ suede-like feel to the outer shell hence they are often called ‘furry’ breast implants. Brazilian breast implants reduce the risk of capsular contracture which is caused by our bodies natural defence against any foreign object that in our body. Sometimes when a foreign object such as a breast implant is introduced our bodies try to create a capsule (or lining) of tissue to wrap around the implant and keep it away. This is a normal part of having breast implants but sometimes the contracture becomes too tight or smaller than the breast implant causing problems.
Brazilian breast implants carry a much lower risk of capsular contracture making them a good choice for women who require revision breast enhancement surgery or treatment for breast contracture which has caused the breast tissue to harden around other breast implants.