Small breasts can be the result of a number of factors. Genetics, pregnancy, or weight loss can all rob you of attractive, full breast volume that enhances your appearance and helps create feminine curves. Breasts that are too small may lack an appealing shape or eye-catching definition. Breast augmentation utilizes implants to increase the size and improve the shape of your breasts for a fuller, more attractive bustline.
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Breast Implant Options
Over the Muscle
- Implants are positioned under the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle
- Allows for an easier placement and shorter recovery period
- Can help create more defined cleavage
- Implant shape isn’t distorted during pectoral muscle flexing
- More prone to visible implant rippling
- Higher rate of capsular contracture
- Lacks support of the lower breast tissue that may result in bottoming out
Under the Muscle
- Implants are positioned under the breast tissue and the pectoral muscle
- Ideal for women with thinner breast tissue because it masks implant edges
- Provides extra implant support
- Lower risk of capsular contracture
- More discomfort during recovery due to the displacement of the pectoral muscle during insertion
- Might cause slight implant distortion during muscle flexing
What do you desire?
Breast Augmentation concerns
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation
The best way to determine the implant size that will best suit your needs is to undergo a consultation with your surgeon. The size of your implants will significantly affect your results and may affect how active you can be following the procedure. Very large (oversized) implants may be a hindrance to women who enjoy a highly active lifestyle, while small implants may not provide the desired improvement. Sharing your goals and concerns with your surgeon will help them give you advice on which size may be right for you.
If you are not satisfied with your breast augmentation results or would like to make some minor changes, breast revision surgery may be a good option. A breast revision is a secondary breast procedure that can be used to:
- Correct an implant complication(s)
- Change implant shape, size, or material
- Remove implants permanently
As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks associated with breast augmentation. These potential risks include:
- Complications with the anesthesia
- Poor scarring
- Implant complications, such as capsular contracture and implant rupture
Previous generation silicone breast implants were recommended to be exchanged every 10 years because of “gel bleed,” a phenomenon in which the silicone gel would slowly ooze out of the implant shell. Fortunately, today’s gel implants no longer have gel bleed, so arbitrary implant exchange is no longer required. With the newer generation implants (4th and 5th generation), some women experience complications requiring implant exchange, and others keep their implants a lifetime without complications. You can maintain the contours of your breasts by following all the post-operative instructions from your surgeon, wearing supportive bras, and avoiding significant weight fluctuations.