One of the most popular areas of cosmetic surgery is breast augmentation that enhances the size and shape of a woman’s breasts using an implant that looks and feels completely natural. Full, shapely breasts can make any woman feel more feminine, beautiful, and secure. Breast augmentation is the perfect procedure for any woman desiring a more curvaceous, attraction bust line with a naturally enhanced look. Dr. Varasteh Kia strives to exceed the expectations of his patients by creating completely natural looking results with every procedure.
The two main types of breast implant are:
- Saline implants: a silicone envelope filled with varying amounts of sterile salt water (saline). This can affect the shape, firmness and feel of the breast. If the implant shell leaks, a saline implant will collapse and the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body.
Although this method is now being used more in America but silicone implants has the most demanding in European and Asian countries. Silicone implants complications are much reduced with the advances made in this field.
- Silicone implants: a silicone envelope filled with an elastic gel that feels much like natural breast tissue. If the implant leaks, the gel may remain within the implant shell or it may escape into the scar capsule (area around the implant) or even into the breast tissue. A leaking implant filled with silicone gel may not collapse.
Available gel in this type of implant is called “memory gel” that is difficult to separate. Shell damage is usually rare to occur in the first 5 years after surgery so this gel will remain within the implant capsule.
Breast augmentation is usually performed under general anesthesia, although some surgeons use a combination of local anesthesia and sedation. At first the surgeon makes an incision. The location of the incision is decided beforehand in consultation with you and depends on factors such as your physical makeup, and the type and size of implant. The incision may be in the armpit, in the crease beneath the breast or around the areola.
The surgeon makes a pocket, either behind the pectoral (chest) muscle or in front of the pectoral muscle beneath the breast tissue. The implant is inserted into the pocket. Sometimes, the implant is already filled at the time of insertion. In other cases, the empty implant is inserted and filled (with saline) through a thin tube until the desired size is reached. Finally, all incisions are stitched and dressings applied.
There are many forms of breast implant so surgeon consults the patient to choose the type of implant (tear drop, round, etc.) and its size before surgery. Appropriate implant will be selected according to the patient demands and the surgeon’s discretion.
Note that a capsule will be formed around the any type of implant 3 months after insertion that separates it from the breast and the body. Thus a safe environment is provided for the implant.