Breast Augmentation and Implants
Breast augmentation, or enlargement, is a procedure to increase breast size using breast implants or fat transfer. This is a popular procedure that can achieve a fuller appearance or improved symmetry for your breasts. Many patients find that enhancing the appearance of their breasts helps rejuvenate their overall figure, improve self-image, and increase self-confidence.
Breast size can be increased using implants. If you’re considering options for Plastic Surgery in Houston, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic plastic surgeons offer saline and silicone implants for breast enlargement. Both types of implants are FDA approved for breast augmentation.
- Silicone Implants are prefilled with a form-stable gel that closely mimics the texture of human fat. Silicone implants are sometimes thought to look and feel more like natural breast tissue and are preferred for that reason.
- Saline Implants are filled with salt water. Saline implants previously have been criticized as feeling hard or unnatural. However, such complaints have decreased with developments in surgical technique – such as placing the implant behind the chest muscle and filling the implant with different amounts of saline to affect the breast size and shape.
Breast Lift with Augmentation
Breast implants and fat transfer augmentation can increase the size and the firmness of your breasts but can’t always correct sagging skin and drooping of the nipple that occurs with aging and after pregnancy and breast feeding. To correct issues with sagging and drooping, you may consider combining a breast augmentation procedure with a breast lift to achieve a more uplifted appearance.
Additional information about the steps, risks, and cost of breast implants and breast augmentation is available from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.