Are you looking to feel more confident in your body? Many women find that investing in a breast augmentation is a great way to boost their self-confidence when it comes to their appearance. A breast augmentation is a type of plastic surgery procedure that uses breast implants in order to increase breast size. Breast augmentation has many benefits. The following is everything you need to know about what a breast augmentation can help correct.
Quick Facts About Breast Augmentation
Breast implants are one of the most sought-after procedures in plastic surgery. Last year over 335,000 women choose breast enlargement surgery according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
What to Consider Before Having Breast Augmentation
When considering breast implant surgery, consider the pros and cons as well as the long-term benefits. Implants ensure an increased breast size. Don’t waste your time on oral supplements or fancy suction bras. Breast implants can increase your cup size, improve the shape of the breasts, increase your cleavage, improve asymmetry, and provide minimal lifting. However, breast implants will not give you a “breast lift” and cannot improve stretch marks.
What Can Breast Augmentation Help Correct?
A breast augmentation can help correct breast shape and breast size with the use of breast implants. Breast implants come in many different sizes and shapes. The most commonly used implants are round and designated as low, moderate, or high profile. The higher profile implants have a narrower base and more projection while the lower profile implants have a wider base and less projection. Anatomic (contour) implants have more projection in the inferior pole which some surgeons believe results in a more natural look. These are used frequently in breast reconstruction.
Smooth implants feel much like saran wrap and are very slippery. Many surgeons believe that smooth implants move more and therefore stay softer. Textured implants have a fuzzy coating which feels kind of rough. These implants stay in place and do not move in the pocket. These were developed in the belief that a textured surface would reduce the incidence of capsular contracture (this has not been proven). Dr. Martin prefers smooth wall implants as they are less palpable and have a longer lifespan.
What Else You Should Know about Breast Augmentation
There is no “perfect” implant for all patients. Your surgeon will recommend a specific implant based on his experience and judgment. Advantages of saline implants include lower price, adjustability, smaller incisions, and the possibility of a lower capsular contracture rate. Disadvantages include a slightly firmer feel and a higher incidence of rippling or wrinkling. Advantages of silicone implants include a softer, more natural feel and a minimal chance of rippling or wrinkling. Disadvantages include higher cost, non-adjustability, and a larger incision.
Why Choose Cincinnati Plastic Surgery?
Cincinnati Plastic Surgery specializes in plastic surgery. Board-certified with more than 26 years of experience, Dr. Martin is widely respected and offers his patients the highest level of skill for plastic surgery in the Cincinnati and Greater Ohio area. Renowned for his natural, long-lasting results, Dr. Martin understands that plastic surgery is an art and a science that should bring out your individual beauty and increase your confidence. His friendliness and experience will provide you with a great experience. To learn more about how our services can benefit you, contact Dr. Martin at Cincinnati Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.