What is a Breast Augmentation?

By on April 30, 2018 under Breast Augmentation

Are you unhappy with the shape or size of your breasts? Perhaps they are too small, or make you feel self-conscious. Many women who feel this way choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery to improve their silhouette.

Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores the size of the breasts using breast implants or fat transfer. It is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures to date, and has a successful record of satisfying patients who wish to enhance or restore balance to their figures. Read on to learn more about what the procedure entails and how it can benefit you.

Types of Implants

Patients can choose from a number of breast implants for their breast augmentation procedure. These include saline implants, silicone implants, and form stable implants. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution while silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel. Form stable implants are similar to silicone implants, only they hold their shape better. The type of implants that is right for you will depend on your personal aesthetic goals.  Choosing the correct plastic surgeon in Boston is an important decision that can affect the results as well!

Incision Options

There are also a number of incision options that can be used during this procedure. These include the inframammary incision, which is created in the breast crease, the transaxillary incision, which is created near the armpit, and the periareolar incision which is created around the edge of the areola. Each incision has its own pros and cons, and the one that is chosen for you will depend on your individual anatomy and your desired outcomes.

Contact Us Today

There are many facets to the breast augmentation procedure that can be discussed during your consultation. If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation surgery or would like to improve your breasts, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Narasimhan.