Once you have decided to get a breast augmentation, you will want to make sure you receive the best advice, the best care and the best results possible. To do this, consult with a surgeon who is Board Certified in plastic surgery, has extensive experience in breast augmentation procedures and can show you proven results of the skill and aesthetic sensibilities needed to give you the results you desire.
One of the subjects you’ll want to discuss with your plastic surgeon is the type of breast augmentation that will be right for you.
The two basic types of breast augmentation are those done using breast implants, and those done using tissue taken from another place in the body.
Some newer breast augmentation procedures may incorporate both the use of an implant and the person’s own tissue to create the desired breast size and shape.
Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. The choice of which is the best breast augmentation for you depends on personal preference and some technical issues that can best be explained in consultation with your plastic surgeon.
In a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation procedure the plastic surgeon uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of the woman’s body and, after special processing, injects it into the breast area. This can be the best breast augmentation procedure for women who want only a slight increase in breast size and who have some excess fat available for transfer. One advantage to a breast augmentation by fat transfer is a result that both looks and feels completely natural.
The other choice for breast augmentation is the implant. Breast implants come in a variety of types and shapes.
Saline Breast Implantsare essentially shells filled with sterile salt water. They offer a uniform shape, firmness and feel and can accommodate a variety of size preferences. If the shell ever breaks, the sterile water is safely absorbed and expelled by the body.
One type of silicone gel breast implant is the Gummy Bear Breast Implant. Among the advantages of these implants is the fact that, even if the shell were to break, they would maintain their shape. The silicone gel is thicker and the implant firmer than traditional implants. These implants are shaped, not round and are more tapered towards the top with a greater projection at the bottom.
A Round Breast Implant will make the breast appear fuller than the Gummy Bear Breast Implant and can achieve more projection.
Smooth Breast Implants can offer the softest feel of all the breast implants and can move within the breast implant pocket, giving them a smooth and natural motion.
When you come in for a consultation, you and Dr. Shah will discuss which is the best breast augmentation procedure for you.