Tips For Plastic Surgery – Breast Implants
There are many women who seek out different types of Breast Implants for a number of reasons. Some of these are cosmetic, however for some women, the availability of reconstructive surgery and breast implants has served to preserve their femininity after life-saving breast surgery. Although these cases may also be broadly labeled as cosmetic surgery – the motivations between these two sets of purchasers of breast surgery are very different, however each will have to make the choice to undergo major surgery and select from the many types of breast implant that are currently on the market, as well as their physical appearance after the breast augmentation surgery is complete.
Today most women will be able to choose between either saline or silicon breast implants. Saline is becoming an increasingly popular choice due to some of the controversy surrounding silicon implants, however, it is widely recognized that silicon more closely mimics the ‘feel’ of natural breast tissue. Silicon has today been proven to be safe to use for breast augmentation.
Choosing a breast shape when undergoing breast augmentation can be on of the most challenging decisions facing any patient. There is a myriad of different choices provided by the manufacturers of breast implants. However, the decision can be made easier if the patient understands that there are two main components to shape – ‘shape’ and ‘profile’. The first refers to the actual shape of the implant and the second refers to the distance that the implant will project from the chest wall. There are also two variants of breast implants – ’round’ and the ‘anatomically correct’ shape.
Breast implants are also available in textured or smooth variants. The textured type of breast implants has been designed to minimize the amount of scar tissue that builds up around the implant. This buildup can lead to ‘hardening’ around the implant. However, there is very little evidence to suggest that textured implants make any difference to the buildup of scar tissue. Many doctors still prefer to use smooth breast implants.
Some of the latest breast implants allow for the patient to select the ‘profile’ of the implant.In essence, this allows the woman to choose the amount of forward projection that is desired. In women with smaller frames, the doctor will usually recommend a moderate or low profile breast implant. Larger framed women can opt for the high profile implants. However this is not a hard or fast rule and the surgeon will be able to advise the patient of any potential drawbacks to the profile that they have chosen.
One of the first choices facing the woman who is contemplating breast augmentation surgery is what size breast implant is most suitable and will match their unique requirements and lifestyle. Patients will often choose a CC size without understanding that there are a number of other variables that need to be taken into account – a skilled surgeon will be able to advise them on suitability taking into account rib cage size and existing volume of the breast.
The most important factor when choosing Plastic Surgery and breast implants is to consult with a skilled and experienced surgeon. With sufficient consultation, the process will become far more transparent and a suitable breast implant becomes much easier to select.