About Breast Augmentation
If you have ever felt self-conscious about your breasts, you have something in common with the hundreds of thousands of women who have breast augmentations performed each year.
Women of all ages and from all walks of life opt to enhance their breasts for numerous reasons including: breasts that are disproportionate to the rest of their bodies, breasts that differ in size or shape, having odd-shaped breasts, having breasts that have changed with age or due to weight loss or having breasts that have lost their shape due to pregnancy, breast-feeding or menopause.
Nearly every culture can appreciate the pleasing contours of perky, full breasts which are typically used as the aesthetic guideline for breast augmentation surgery. Bigger is not always better in the world of breast augmentation and the best outcomes from breast augmentation are the ones that are nearly undetectable because of their very natural appearance. In fact, the majority of women who seek breast augmentation surgery want to achieve sexier, fuller breasts that don’t look fake and have a natural appearance.
How is a Breast Augmentation Performed?
In general terms, a breast augmentation is performed by inserting a saline-filled or silicone gel-filled breast implant beneath the breast tissue or below the chest muscle. Breast implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs. Breast implants can be inserted into the breast through a variety of incision locations: the areola, armpit, breast fold or belly button. Overall, there is no best implant or best way to perform a breast augmentation. Rather, each and every situation differs and there is the best combination of implant, incision and pocket location that will be the right choice for a given situation.