Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to increase the size and enhance the shape of a person’s breasts. It is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures and is typically chosen by individuals who desire larger breasts or wish to restore breast volume lost due to factors such as pregnancy, weight loss, or aging.
Types of silicone breast imlants
Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants:
a. Cohesive Gel Implants: These are also known as “gummy bear” implants because the silicone gel inside them is thicker and more cohesive than traditional silicone implants. If the implant shell were to rupture, the gel inside would stay in place, often making them a preferred choice for some patients.
b. Round Silicone Gel Implants: These implants contain a softer, rounder silicone gel. They can provide a natural look and feel, especially for those who desire a fuller upper breast appearance.
c. Anatomical or Teardrop Silicone Gel Implants: These implants are designed to mimic the shape of a natural breast, with more volume in the lower part and a tapered upper portion. They are often preferred for a more natural-looking result.
It’s important to note that the choice of silicone implant type, shape, size, and texture is highly individual and should be discussed with a qualified plastic surgeon. The surgeon will consider your body type, desired outcome, and other factors when recommending the most suitable implant for your breast augmentation procedure. Additionally, the FDA and other regulatory bodies may have specific guidelines and restrictions on the use of certain types of silicone breast implants, so it’s essential to be informed about the options available in your region and to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon to make the best decision for your specific case.
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