With the advancement of surgical techniques and breast implant technology, it is no surprise that breast augmentation surgery has become such a popular procedure. Women lose a great deal of weight due to breast feeding or with natural aging, and this usually reduces the size of their breasts. The goal of the breast augmentation procedure is to improve feminine contour by increasing the size and shape of the breasts.

Some women choose this procedure for cosmetic reasons, while others opt for it to restore their appearance following mastectomy. Whatever may be reason, breast augmentation with breast implants is a viable solution for all these concerns.

Breast Implants – A Popular Choice for Increasing Breast Size

Inserting breast implants as a way to achieve increased bust line is quite popular today. The two implants choices are:

  • Saline implants: Saline implants are silicone shells that are filled with sterile saline water
  • Silicone gel implants: Silicone implants look and feel more natural than saline implants, as they have a texture similar to that of breast tissue

Breast implants can be inserted in a variety of positions, either through an incision in the armpit, at the edge of the areola, or under the breast. The incision made is an inch long for saline implants, whereas it is an inch and a half long in the case of silicone implants.

Breast implants vary in size and shape. Making a decision on the type and size of the implant can be a difficult matter, and it is best to depend on professional advice. An experienced surgeon can help you determine the implant technique that will work best for you.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

  • Increases breast size and shape
  • Helps achieve a more feminine look
  • Improves appearance and restores self-confidence
  • Enhances self-esteem in social and intimate settings

The procedure takes up to one to two hours to complete. As is the case with all surgeries, breast augmentation surgery that is performed to improve feminine contour comes with certain risks, Infection and loss of sensation are some of the after-effects that are likely to occur. Luckily, severe complications are rare. Choosing the right surgeon can minimize the chance of complications.

Author's Bio: 

New York City Cosmetic Surgery - bodySCULPT® is an all-inclusive plastic surgery practice in Manhattan, New York City (NYC), dedicated to providing a wide range of breast augmentation procedures.