Breast Augmentation Surgery
In the past 10 years the field of breast augmentation surgery has seen enormous growth. Recent years have brought dramatic improvements to cosmetic breast surgery in both the surgical procedures and in the implant technology itself. And as the medical strides in breast enhancement surgery have dramatically improved, so have the surgical method options and implants technology. Recent enhanced technological breakthroughs have expanded greatly and now provide women with less invasive surgical options that provide optimal breast enhancement results with less post-surgical complications. Discussing all of your options with your board-certified plastic surgeon is a very important step in deciding if breast enhancement surgery is for you.
No matter what field of medicine is discussed, physicians will agree that an informed patient is their “best patient.” This philosophy serves both the patient and the doctor. With any type of surgery you may be considering, knowing your surgical options and exactly what the surgery entails is simply good patient advocacy and preparation, and can even greatly improve your chances for the best possible surgical outcome.
Breast augmentation, breast enhancement, or in medical terminology augmentation mammoplasty, is a widely used surgical procedure utilized to alter the shape and/or size of your breasts for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes. Breast enhancement surgery is typically achieved by the insertion of a silicone gel or a saline breast implant, which is placed behind existing breast tissue or above the muscle of the breast. As with any type of surgery requiring anesthesia, the procedure should only be conducted by a licensed Florida plastic surgeon, preferably one who is board certified.
However, there are different types of breast augmentation surgeries that have been designed to achieve specific results for the enhancement of the patient’s breasts and their specific needs. For example, women who desire a minimal size increase, who have had breast reconstruction surgery and seek some minor cosmetic alterations, or those with existing augmented breast implants, may prefer to choose breast augmentation fat transfer. During your consultation with your board-certified plastic surgeon, your doctor will discuss in detail all of the options available for your specific augmentation mammoplasty requirements.
While there is many variable reasons women may wish to have breast augmentation surgery, with causes varying from one patient to another, there is one constant that is true for every patient. Consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss which breast augmentation procedure is right for you and your specific cosmetic needs is not a variable, it is a must.
Your next consideration will be exactly which type of implant you select, saline or a silicone gel breast implant. Of course, your plastic surgeon will guide you in what results can and cannot be achieved with each type implant in your particular case. Both of these implants will achieve the desired effect of breast enhancement, but have different pros and cons to consider when determining which implant type is right for you in order to provide you with the best possible surgical breast enhancement outcome.