If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, you aren’t alone. Many women in Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas struggle with self-esteem because of small breasts. The good news is that there are many different options available for increasing the size of your breasts. If breast augmentation is something that you have considered, we can help you choose an option that will fit your unique situation.
At Kadz Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide variety of breast augmentation procedures including fat transfer breast augmentation and breast implants.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
A breast augmentation is a procedure that is done to increase breast size. These procedures can be performed on individuals who have naturally small breasts, who have had a mastectomy and need reconstructive surgery, or who have breasts that are two different sizes. There are two common methods of breast augmentation, breast implants, and natural breast augmentation.
If you want a fuller look with your breast augmentation, breast implants could be the right choice. These are devices that are filled with silicone or saline and are placed in the breast either under the muscle or on top of the muscle. Breast implants have been used for many years and are one of the most thoroughly researched medical devices. They offer consistent results and there are many different styles to choose from so you can customize your results
Autologous Breast Augmentation
An autologous breast augmentation, or natural breast augmentation, is a way to augment the breasts without using implants. This procedure is done by performing a fat transfer. During a fat transfer, fat is removed from one area of the body and placed into the breasts. If there are areas of your body that have excess fat such as your abdomen, your flanks, your thighs, or your buttocks, some of the fat in these areas can be taken and placed in the breasts via liposuction. This allows for a redistribution of fat in your body which can be advantageous for many people.
This type of breast augmentation offers a much more subtle option. If you want to slightly increase the size of your breasts and create a natural shape, a fat transfer may be preferable. However, if you are looking for something more noticeable, you may want to choose implants instead.
What Are the Different Types of Breast Implants?
Saline implants are a good option that offer affordability, customization, and increased convenience for patients. This type of implant is filled with sterile salt water, also known as saline. Saline is a substance that is not harmful to the body so many people choose this type of implant for peace of mind in case of a rupture. When ruptured, the salt water can simply be absorbed back into the body with little risk of complication.
Saline can be a good option if you are looking for a procedure that will leave a smaller scar. At the beginning of your saline breast implant procedure, your implant will not yet be filled with saline. This makes it smaller when the surgeon places it in the breast. Once it is in place, it will be filled to the desired size. The size of the breast can be adjusted during the procedure until both breasts are symmetrical.
If one of your main concerns is having breast implants that look and feel more like real breast tissue, you may be more interested in a silicone implant. This type of implant was designed to feel and look more natural than saline implants. These implants are filled with silicone that can be more or less cohesive. Cohesive silicone breast implants will have a firmer texture while less cohesive breast implants will be softer.
Silicone implants can come with a longer incision. However, since the scar is hidden in the breast crease and the texture is more natural, many people don’t mind the scar. There are many different customization options that can make silicone implants appealing. You can choose the shape of your implant, the size of your implant, the firmness of your implant, and how far the implant protrudes from the chest.
Both saline and silicone implants come with different benefits. Silicone has a more natural look and feel while saline implants don’t have to be monitored every 2 years for silent rupture. If you want to benefit from both, you can choose structured implants, also known as IDEAL IMPLANTS. These implants are only filled with saline. However, their unique layered design allows them to feel more like silicone implants. They are also designed to eliminate the sloshing and rippling that can come with traditional saline implants. They are the newest development in breast implants and can be the right choice for many people.
Can a Breast Lift and Augmentation Be Performed at the Same Time?
Yes, a breast lift and augmentation surgery can be performed at the same time. This is a common request since a breast augmentation cannot lift the breasts. If you want to enjoy breasts that are both larger and perkier, you can ask us about combining your breast augmentation with a breast lift. You can visit our online gallery for examples of breast lifts and breast augmentation procedures.
Breast Augmentation Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA
Whether you are looking for breast reconstruction or you want to increase the size of your breasts, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery. At Kadz Plastic Surgery, we would love to answer your questions about breast implants or fat transfer breast augmentation. Call us today or fill out our online form for more information.