If you are unhappy with your breasts, you may consider breast enhancement surgery. Breast implants are often done to make breasts bigger or fuller either for reconstructive purposes or for cosmetic reasons. If you are looking into the options, you will notice that saline and silicone breast implants are two different possibilities for a breast augmentation.
Saline implants are shells that are filled with sterile salt water, also known as saline. On the other side, silicone implants are shells that are filled with a plastic gel, also known as silicone. Many women say that silicone implants feel more real, but they also pose a health risk if they ever leak.
In addition to the way breast implants feel, most patients worry about what happens if an implant ruptures. If a saline implant ruptures, the breast will change in size and shape. The leaking solution will absorb into the body and will not pose health risks. The patient will probably have to have breast surgery revision to fix the breast implants or remove the shell.
If a silicone implant ruptures, it might be hard to notice right away. The leaking gel should not cause any long-term issues, but it can cause pain and changes in the breast contour. You would likely have to have surgery to remove the breast implants and replace it. Both types of breast implants are considered safe for women to use. Keep in mind that you might need routine MRI scans in order to ensure that the implants are not leaking.
The procedure itself usually only takes one or two hours. Most patients get a general anesthesia so they will sleep through everything and have no pain. The surgeon will cut under the breasts, arms or around the nipples. The type of cut is determined by your body shape, size and the amount of enlargement you are doing as well as the type of breast implants you are getting.
If you are interested in enhancing the size and shape of your breasts, our team at Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center could be able to help. We offer different breast enhancement surgery options to help you get the size, shape and look that you want. During your consultation, our medical team – led by Dr. Don Wortham – will work with you to determine you aesthetic concerns and goals. We can then create a breast enhancement treatment plan that is right for you and your needs. Contact Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center today to schedule your consultation.