Are you dreaming of a more impressive, show-stopping chest? As we age, our ‘girls’ can sag and droop. Fortunately, getting breast implants is easy and affordable. Hundreds of thousands of women have gone under the knife for breast implants and are thrilled at the results.
When you look at ‘the new you’ in the mirror after the procedure, you’ll feel your self-esteem and confidence soar. But before you decide to pump up your chest, it’s essential to understand the different breast implants and everything about them.
Why Should You Get Breast Implants?
You looked in the mirror the other day and noticed your chest isn’t as ‘high and tight’ as it was 10 years ago. Maybe chest breast augmentation is for you. But why do women do it? Check out the common reasons below and see if you hear yourself in them:
- You want to look incredible in stylish clothes: To fit appropriately in that dress or blouse, you might need a larger or firmer chest. Breast implants can expand your wardrobe options and make you stand out from the crowd.
- You want to look better naked: Let’s be honest: Who doesn’t want to look hotter in the bedroom? Some women feel self-conscious about small or drooping breasts. They want to make their partner hot to trot with those new and improved appendages. It’s a massive self-esteem builder.
- You want enhanced self-esteem: For many women, an attractive chest is the essence of true femininity.
- You want to enhance your shape perk things up: Aging, pregnancy, and weight loss can be tough on your chest. They can lose their beautiful volume and shape.
- You want to balance your uneven breast: Most women have one bigger than the other. If the size is too much different, it’s noticeable.
Types of Breast Implants
So if you are looking in to a breast augmentation or a breast augmentation with lift, let’s review the common types:
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants feature an outer shell made of silicone that is filled with semi-solid silicone gel. They come in a variety of sizes and can have textured or smooth shells.
Silicone breast implants have FDA approval for breast augmentation in those 22 and older and breast reconstruction in women of all ages. They also can be used in revision surgery, which corrects the result of the first surgery.
The size of these implants cannot change once they are implanted unless you have breast revision surgery. Learn more about the difference between saline vs silicone breast implants.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants feature an outer shell made of silicone that is filled with sterile seawater.
Some saline implants are filled by the surgeon during the procedure, while others are pre-filled.
If your implants are filled during the operation, you can have smaller incisions that result in minimal scarring.
FDA approved saline implants for breast augmentation in women 18 or older and breast reconstruction at any age.
Your surgeon can change the size of your saline breast implants without further surgery.
Safety Information For Breast Implants
Many women want a more impressive and feminine chest, but it’s crucial to understand both implants’ vital safety information. FDA tells us that breast implants don’t usually last a lifetime. The longer you have breast implants, the more likely you will need another surgery to replace them.
Common complications and problems with both implants include:
- Capsular contraction, where scar tissue forms around the breast implant, require another surgery to remove and/or replace it.
You may need an MRI to determine if an implant has ruptured. But a ruptured saline implant is more straightforward to detect than a ruptured silicone one.
Types of Breast Implant Procedures
Whether you get a silicone or saline breast implant, you can have three significant types of procedures. Also, implants can be put behind your breast tissue or behind the chest muscles. Putting them behind the chest muscle may reduce the chance of scar tissue contracture.
Significant types of procedures to consider are:
- Inframammary fold: The incision is under the breast and provides your plastic surgeon with more control of implant position. About 80% of all breast implants with both types are done this way.
- Trans-axillary: The incision is done under the armpit, and the implant is placed above or below the chest muscle. There is no scar on the breasts, so that you may prefer this option.
- Peri-areolar: Incision is made around the nipple, and the scar usually blends into the areola edge.
See Also: Breast Implants and Mammograms
Request a Houston Breast Implant Consultation
So you want to perk up that sagging chest or make your ‘girls’ a showstopper. You need to set up a Houston breast implant consultation with Dr. Ashley Steinberg today! She’ll talk to you about the benefits and risks of the various implants and determine if you’re an ideal candidate. You can also talk to her about breast implant explant in Houston.
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- Breast Lift accessed at https://www.drsteinberg.com/procedures/breast/breast-lift/