Breast Augmentation

One day, you wake up and look in the mirror. Their body just isn't your body. What if you woke up ready for a change?

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, it's a big decision. Doctors perform about 300,000 of these plastic surgery procedures every year. It's one of the top types of cosmetic procedures.

There are many types of breast augmentation procedures. We'll explore various options in this guide. Read on to learn more.

Saline Implants

Saline implants are one of the most common types of procedure for breast augmentation by Dr. Espinoza. They’re filled with sterile salt water, which gives them their shape and size. These incisions are usually small and have a lower risk of capsular contracture than other types of implants.

Silicone Gel Implants

Silicone gel implants are made of medical-grade silicone, a thick, sticky substance. They feel more like real breasts than saline implants and are less likely to cause rippling under the skin. But they may be more likely to leak or rupture.

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy bear implants are solid silicone gel like the filling used in jelly beans and gumdrops. They’re shaped like teardrops, which helps them look natural and decreases the chance of rippling. But, they may be more expensive than other types of implants.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting is a type of surgery in which fat's taken from another area of your body (such as your thighs or belly) and injected into your breasts. This can give you larger breasts without implants, but it’s a more complicated surgery with a longer recovery time. There’s also a risk that the fat won’t take or will be reabsorbed by your body over time.

Breast Lift

If your breasts have begun to sag, a breast lift can be done in addition to or instead of augmentation. During the procedure, the surgeon removes excess skin and tightens the tissue to give you a firmer and more youthful look.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is surgery used after a mastectomy (removal of most or all the breasts). It uses implants, fat grafting, or tissue from another area of your body. It can also be a combination of these techniques to restore the shape and size of your breasts.

Nipple Reconstruction

Nipple reconstruction is a type of surgery used if your nipples were removed during a mastectomy. The breast augmentation surgeon will reconstruct them using either skin from another area or an artificial material such as silicone.

Capsular Contracture Correction

Capsular contracture is when scar tissue forms around an implant, causing pain and hardening the affected area. If this happens, you may need corrective surgery to remove or replace the implant and reduce the amount of scar tissue.

The Types of Breast Augmentation Surgery You Should Go For

Breast augmentation is an important decision for many women. With the various options, there are ways to achieve your desired look.

Consider speaking with a plastic surgeon to learn more about the types of breast augmentation surgery and find the right one for you. Now you're armed with the knowledge to take the next step in achieving your dream look!

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