Breast implants are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available, and many women choose to get them to improve their confidence and overall contour. The best candidates for the procedure will be physically healthy and have realistic expectations. Many individuals who are unhappy with the shape and size of their breasts choose to have the procedure, and some women choose to undergo the procedure to correct breasts that are asymmetrical.
What Types of Implants Are Available?
Saline implants are made of sterile salt water and are FDA-approved for women 18 years of age or older. Structured saline breast implants are also made with saline water, but they have an inner structure that is designed to make the implant feel more natural than traditional saline implants.
Silicone breast implants are made with a silicone gel. These implants are designed to feel like your natural breast tissue. Silicone implants are FDA-approved and recommended for women who are 22 years of age or older.
Fat transfer is another option, which is the most natural of your choices. Fat will be taken from an area of your body such as the abdomen or the thighs, and then transferred into the breasts to increase volume.
The shape of the implant will influence the overall results. One of the most common shapes are round implants. With these implants, the appearance will appear more spherical. There are four types of round implants that vary from low to high projection. Round implants provide you with more fullness to the top of the breast and are ideal for women who want to treat sagging.
Teardrop implants have a more natural look than round implants. The bottom is more full than the top of this implant, which is why they are named teardrop implants. Women who want the most natural look typically go with teardrop implants.
The Procedure and Aftercare
Our professionals will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. The implants are typically inserted under the pectoral muscle or behind the muscle.
After the procedure, you will need to wear a compression bra to minimize swelling. It is important to get plenty of rest the first few days after the procedure, and many women are ready to resume their normal activities after one week.