Breast Enlargements – Size Matters

breast enlargementsBreast enlargements, or the procedure to augment the size of the breasts, have gained immense popularity over the years. Women may opt for this procedure after a surgery, such as a mastectomy, or simply for cosmetic purposes.

A breast enlargement is also a consideration during a sex change surgery. Whatever the reason, having breast enlargements is a decision that requires serious thought and consideration.

It is important to discuss the process, including all of the risks and complications it may involve, with both a good physician and surgeon. Only then is it safe to proceed.

Types of Implants for Breast Enlargements

The process of enlargements involves placing an implant device under the breast or beneath the chest muscle. The type of implant used depends on factors such as body structure, mass, breast tissue, the desired size of the breast, and most importantly, the reason one has opted to pursue the augmentation process.

Is it only to improve the appearance – especially for breast enlargements – or is it to correct a deformity that has resulted due to an illness or some other medical condition?

Breast Implants of Two Main Types: Silicone and Saline

Silicone Implants: These implants have a silicone shell and are filled with a silicone gel. Silicone implants were banned in the United States by the FDA for over a decade (1992 to 2006) due to concerns they were responsible for the onset of serious disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

The ban was lifted in 2006, as there was no evidence to prove the implants caused any type of disease. These implants are very popular among women, mainly because of their aesthetic appeal. They have a soft and natural feel, making them indistinguishable from breasts without implants.

Silicone implants do have certain disadvantages – the main one being the cost. They are expensive and come at a high price. Also, the chances of a capsular contracture (the tightening of the fibrous tissue capsule surrounding the implant, thus squeezing it and resulting in a distorted appearance and a hard feeling) are higher than in the case of saline implants. This condition may require correction via a revision surgery.

Saline Implants: These implants also have a strong silicone elastomer shell that prevents leaking or breakage. As the name suggests, sterile salt water is used to fill the implants. These are usually filled beforehand to the desired size; however, they may also be filled during the surgery to accommodate minor modifications.

The risk of capsular contracture is low with saline implants, and they are not as expensive as silicone.

However, these implants do not provide a natural feel as they are stiff and round. In addition, as saline is heavier than silicone, the implants carry a risk of downward displacement.

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One Comment/Review

  • Elena Gunderson says:

    I’m 25 and when I turned 23 I figured that my little a cups weren’t going to have a growth spurt any time soon. I did my research and decided on silicone implants & found a great doctor here in Miami. 2 years later, I’m feeling great and more importantly – looking great!

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