Breast augmentation is a widely sought cosmetic procedure for enhancing your breast size and shape. Whether for cosmetic enhancements or post-mastectomy reconstruction, you can now benefit from breast augmentation done by the best plastic surgeons at Novomed Saudi Arabia.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation, often called augmentation mammoplasty, is a kind of cosmetic surgery that aims to increase the size and form of a woman’s breasts. This is commonly achieved through the placement of breast implants or, in some cases, through fat transfer.
What is the goal of breast augmentation?
The goal of breast enlargement is to enhance proportions, fullness, and symmetry in accordance with the patient’s aesthetic goals. People who want a bustier bust, whether for aesthetic purposes or as a component of breast reconstruction after surgery or trauma, typically seek this out.
What are the types of breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation can be done in two primary ways: with implants or with fat transfer. Depending on your desired breast appearance and feel, you have many possibilities within those two broad categories.
- Breast Implants: These implants are typically made of a silicone pocket filled with either saline (sterile salt water) or silicone gel.
- Fat Transfer (Fat Grafting): In this method, liposuction is used to harvest fat from one part of the body (such as the thighs or abdomen), which is then purified and transferred into the breasts to enhance volume.
What are the types of breast implants?
Different types of breast implants are classified based on their filling material and structure. The two primary types are saline implants and silicone gel implants. Each has its own set of characteristics:
1. Saline Implants: These implants are filled with sterile saltwater solution, providing a naturally firm shape. While some might find them slightly less yielding than natural tissue, they offer several advantages. Firstly, their lower cost makes them a more accessible option. Secondly, their saline filling makes them easily detectable on mammograms, simplifying routine monitoring. And lastly, if their outer shell happens to rupture, the saline simply deflates naturally, minimizing the risk of complications.
2. Silicone Gel Implants: Silicone gel implants come closer to replicating the softness and natural movement of breast tissue. Their silicone filling provides a more realistic appearance and feel, maintaining its shape beautifully over time. Additionally, they’re less noticeable on mammograms compared to saline implants. However, it’s important to note their higher cost and the slightly increased risk of capsular contracture, a tissue tightening around the implant.
3. Structured Implants: Bridging the gap between saline and silicone, structured implants offer the best of both worlds. These multi-layered implants combine the natural feel of saline with the structured shape of silicone. This unique design results in a more natural movement and reduces the risk of rippling or capsular contracture, making them a popular choice for those seeking a subtle yet noticeable enhancement.
4. Gummy Bear Implants (Form-Stable Implants): Imagine implants with the nickname “gummy bear” – that’s how stable and consistent these implants are! Filled with a thick cohesive silicone gel, they hold their shape like a champ, even if the outer shell is compromised. This translates to an incredibly stable and natural feel, while minimizing the risk of deflation or rupture. Additionally, their smooth surface further reduces the chance of capsular contracture.
Each type of breast implants has its own pros and cons, and the best fit depends on your individual anatomy, desired outcome, and lifestyle. Our board-certified plastic surgeon in Saudi Arabia will help you explore the available options and choose the best implants to achieve your desired look.
What is breast augmentation with fat transfer?
Autologous fat grafting, or fat transfer breast augmentation, is a technique that uses liposuction to remove excess fat from an area of the body, usually the belly, thighs, or flanks, and then transplants it into the breasts. The gathered fat undergoes processing and purification to eliminate contaminants and unhealthy cells. The purified fat is then injected into the breasts to enhance their size and shape.