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A Guide to Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation procedure is a surgery that enlarges the size of the breast and improves their appearance as well. The the procedure is also known as augmentation mammoplasty, or breast implant. This is one of the most popular and most performed aesthetic surgery procedure and has a long and fruitful track record in meeting the needs of women who wish to restore or enhance a balance in their figures.

The Ideal Candidates for Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is meant for patients who wish to improve the appearance and size or their boobs. Any woman that has undergone pregnancy and given birth leaving her breasts smaller or less firm or one who has naturally small breasts can benefit from this procedure. If you have a breast that is visibly smaller than the other one, you can also opt for breast augmentation. People who have an overall good health and realistic expectations are considered ideal candidates for the procedure.

There have never been more choices for breast augmentation. The following options are available to you depending on your medical history, esthetic goals and body shape.
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Saline-filled Breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. These may be prefilled at a predetermined size or filled at the time of the surgery to allow room for minor modifications in implant size.
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Silicone gel-filled Breast Implants: these are filled with soft, elastic gel and are availed in different shapes. This type of implants are pre-filled and may require a longer incision for the placement of the implant.

Structured saline-filled Breast Implants are filled with pure salt water and contain a structure inside so they act as if filled with soft elastic silicone gel. The structure in these implants allows them to hold their shape better than the regular alkaline ones.

The Cohesive Silicone Gel-filled Breast Implants also known as the gummy bear or the form stable. These type of implants are filled with cohesive gel made of cross linked molecules of silicone which makes them more thicker and firmer as compared to the traditional silicone gel implants. This helps them hold their shape better.

Autologous Fat Transfer involves the removal of fats from a part of your body with abundant fat cells like the thighs, abdomen, and hips through a process called Liposuction. After the fats have undergone preparation and improvement, they are then injected into the breasts. This method is less common as compared to implant augmentation and is still under clinical investigation.

In case of sagging or drooping breasts, your plastic surgeon might combine any of these breast augmentation options with a breast lift. Your health profile and body anatomy, as well as personal preferences, will determine the best type of surgery for you, the type of implant and incision location that is most suited for your needs, and the best breast size.