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Breast Augmentation and its Versatility

Breast augmentation seems to have established itself as the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure. It could be the versatility of the procedure that has contributed to its appeal. In addition to diverse augmentation options, the treatment offers a great deal of flexibility in terms of versatile approaches, techniques and results.

First, let’s look at the various alternatives available for breast enhancement. The breast implant method is the favorite option and women can choose from FDA approved silicone, saline and gummy bear implants. But there’s also an option for the many who do not want implants – fat transfer breast enhancement. This is ideal for women have excess fat in other parts of the body which can be used to enhance the breasts. Women without enough breast tissue to hold the implants could be candidates for composite breast augmentation in which their own fat is injected over the muscle to improve the appearance.

In the case of incisions too women have diverse choice – inframammary incision, periareolar incision and the transaxillary option. Inframammary incision at the breast crease is ideal to improve asymmetrical breasts; the periareolar incision refers to that made around the nipple which allows accurate placement and makes the scar virtually invisible; the transaxillary incision made in the natural crease of the armpit keeps the scar far away and hidden. Depending on individual goals, the type of implant used and the breast and body anatomy, an experienced surgeon will determine the ideal incision type.

Women opt to have breast enhancement for various reasons: underdeveloped or poorly developed breasts, asymmetry between the two breasts, dissatisfaction with existing shape and size or to improve proportion in relation to overall anatomy. Needs may be different in terms of size and shape. A good surgeon can assure customized results based on specific patient goals. The use of advanced 3D imaging technology which allows the patient and surgeon visualize the results also contributes to the versatility of this increasingly popular aesthetic procedure.