Breast augmentation has been one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery for years. A breast augmentation procedure can help to increase the fullness and projection of a patient’s breasts, help improve the balance and proportion of the female figure and help to improve the patient’s self-confidence and self-image.

Types of Breast Implants

The surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Specialists make use of both saline and silicone gel breast implants. The type that is used depends on a number of different factors, including body type and breast anatomy. Both types of breast implants have been proven to be safe for use and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) continues to monitor the use of both saline and silicone breast implants to study their long term effects. The following is a quick breakdown of the differences between saline and silicone breast implants:

  • Saline Breast Implants – These breast implants make use of silicone shells that are filled up with salt water.¬†The silicone shell is surgically inserted in a deflated state during the procedure. Once it has been inserted, it is then filled up with saline.
  • Silicone Breast Implants – Silicone breast implants also make use of silicone shells. However, they are filled using a silicone gel before they are surgically inserted. The feel of silicone gel closely¬†resembles the consistency of real fat and tissue that make up the female breast, making it a popular option as well.

Types of Breast Augmentation Surgical Procedures

There are many different surgical procedure options for breast augmentation. Two common procedures that are popular are thetransaxillary breast augmentation procedure and the peri-areolar incision procedure.

  • Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Procedure – This surgical procedure is popular due to the fact that no visible insertion scars are left behind on the breast. This is because the procedure involves inserting the breast implant through an incision made in the armpit of the patient.
  • Peri-aerolar Incision Procedure – This surgical procedure involves making the incision along the edge of the aerola and inserting the implant there. The contrast of the dark and light colors of the edge of the aerola makes the insertion scar barely visible.

There are a lot of choices to consider when choosing to have breast augmentation performed. To find out more about the various breast augmentation procedures that are available, be sure to schedule a free consultation by contacting Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida today.