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About Breast Augmentation


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if what a woman sees in the mirror is not attractive to her, she can make a choice to change it.

What are we talking about?

We are alluding to cosmetic surgery and the right of individuals to opt for it. This short article looks at the humane side of plastic surgeries especially breast augmentation. Before diving into the reasons mammoplasty can be life-changing, let us understand the meaning of it.

It is a surgical procedure which is done with the goal to increase:

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Types of Breast Implants

The miracle of mammoplasty has been iterated again and again. Today, we take a look at the actual implants that make the marvel possible. Any breast prosthesis that is inserted in a breast to reconstruct, augment or build a physical form is known as a breast implant. There are three types of implants that we discuss here.


An elastomer silicone shell is used to hold a sterile solution in such kind of implants. The saline solution is generally salt water. To control the size, shape, and volume of the implant, the amount of solution filled is increased or decreased. The volume of the solution also affects the firmness and feel of the implants. In case the implant breaks or ruptures or leaks, the solution is absorbed by the body and then removed through the natural process.

Silicone Gel

This variety of breast implants are made of a silicone shell and filled with a silicone gel. If the implant breaks or ruptures or leaks, the gel either fills up the implant pocket or stays inside the shell.

Fat transfer

The last type of implant is actually a surgery that harvests fat from one area of the body and then injects it into the breasts. Called fat transfer breast augmentation, this type of surgery is most useful for people who require only a minimal increase in size. The fat cells are generally taken from the thighs, arms or back. Depending upon the type of implant chosen and the surgery conducted, an implant can last from seven to twelve years. This is an average statistics.

Reasons for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most common and popular surgeries preferred by women throughout the world. Women who feel less attractive go for several types of cosmetic surgeries and breast augmentation is one of them. Women elect to undergo breast augmentation because it helps them get the desired shape and size to their breast. Some of the common types of implants used for breast augmentation are saline, silicone gel and fat transfer.

Patient Choices on Breast Implants

Women choose the implant type based on how they wish to transform their breasts. There are various implant types and different procedures which can make your breasts look attractive.

Implant type

There are several types of breast implants that you can make use of for improving the shape of your breasts. This includes saline, silicone gel and fat transfer.

Implant size

Various factors influence the implant size namely the desired breast size, chest wall and the characteristic of your breasts.

Pocket Placement

The placement of the breast implants can be done in two ways relative to the breast tissue. One is the subglandular placement, and the other is the submuscular placement.


It is essential to decide the incision type based on the breast augmentation procedure. The various incision options are axillary, periareolar, periumbilical and inframammary fold.

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