Silicone or saline breast implants are placed under the breast tissue or chest muscles. Fat transfer is another technique that is used to improve breast shape and size, although it is typically reserved for women who only need minor changes to their breasts.
Excess fat is harvested from another area of your body, such as your hips, thighs, or abdomen. The fat is purified and injected into the breast area just under the skin. Some plastic surgeons use fat transfers as part of the implant procedure to correct dimples and sculpt the breast shape.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation surgery can:
- Increase fullness
- Restore perkiness
- Balance body proportions
- Improve self-confidence and self-image
- Reconstruct breast mound after trauma or mastectomy
Advantages and Disadvantages of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Pros: Long-lasting results – average of 10 years or longe; Larger, fuller breasts; Balanced, youthful silhouette; Range of implant sizes, shapes, textures, and materials.
Cons: Risk of scar tissue that distorts implant shape; May be affected by weight loss or pregnancy; May need replacement; Risk of chronic breast pain, infection, bleeding, and changes in sensation; Risk of implant rupture or leaking