Mammoplasty procedures (also known as breast augmentation procedures) involves the use of saline or silicone implants to create larger and/or fuller breasts. Breast augmentation is among the most sought after cosmetic procedure available, and the demand continues to rise.
There are lots of reasons why women might want breast implants, like experiencing loss of volume after pregnancy or fluctuations in weight, to help balance out asymmetrical breasts or reconstruction after trauma or cancer.
With the latest implant options and surgical techniques, breast augmentation today is now even better than ever and can help women get the natural look they want while also improving their self-confidence and body image.
New breast implant options
Saline and silicone breast implants are still the two primary types of implants, with silicone being the most popular. But within this category, women have a few newer options to choose from.
“Gummy bear” breast implants, for example, are shaped like a teardrop. This sloped shape mimics the contours of your natural breasts, with more fullness at the bottom and a tapering effect towards the top. Round implants, on the other hand, can usually create a fuller, more projected look than anatomical implants.
High-strength cohesive (HSC) silicone gel is another breakthrough technology used to make breast implants today. While HSC is the strongest type of silicone on the market, the resulting implants remain soft and natural-feeling to the touch.
Fat transfer breast augmentation has also become more popular in recent years, and this option can be great for women who aren’t necessarily interested in getting breast implants but are still looking for some extra volume.
During fat transfer breast augmentation, your plastic surgeon starts with liposuction to collect unwanted fat from other areas of your body, like your hips, abdomen or love handles. That excess fat is then carefully injected directly into your breasts, leaving no scars behind.
This fat transfer technique can be ideal for women who want a subtle increase in breast volume or to further enhance the results of a previous breast augmentation procedure.
The bottom line here is that women now have a variety of options when it comes to choosing the right breast implant for their individual body shape and goals.
Emphasis on natural-looking results
Years ago, breast implants were viewed as a way to get very dramatic and eye-popping results. For most women today, the goal of breast augmentation is to increase breast volume and improve asymmetry but to do so subtly for a very smooth and natural-looking result.
While there are lots of different factors that go into getting the beautiful results you want, modern breast augmentation surgery makes it easier than ever before to look and feel like the best version of yourself.