Breast augmentation surgery can change the size, shape, and texture of healthy breasts. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the use of breast implants to increase the size of the breasts or to restore breast volume that has been lost due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy. The procedure can also be used to improve the symmetry of the breasts or to change the shape of the breasts. The size, shape, and texture of the breasts can be customized to suit the patient’s individual preferences and goals.
Breast Augmentation can change your breasts in three distinct ways:
To begin with, breast augmentation can increase the size of the breasts by using breast implants. Breast implants are silicone or saline-filled bags that are placed in the breast tissue to add volume. The size of the implants is measured in cubic centimeters (cc), and the patient and surgeon can choose the size of the implants based on the patient’s desired breast size and body frame. Breast implants come in a range of sizes, from very small to very large.
Furthermore, breast augmentation can change the shape of the breasts by using different types of breast implants. Breast implants come in two main types: round and shaped (also called teardrop or anatomic). Round implants are symmetrical and give the breasts a full, round appearance. Shaped implants are tapered at the top and more closely mimic the natural shape of the breast. The shape of the implants can also be customized to suit the patient’s individual goals and preferences.
Also, breast augmentation can change the texture of the breasts by using textured breast implants. Breast implants come in two main types: smooth and textured. Smooth implants have a smooth surface and are less likely to cause complications, such as the formation of scar tissue. Textured implants have a rough surface that helps them stay in place. Textured implants are less likely to move around within the breast tissue and are less likely to cause complications, such as the formation of scar tissue. However, textured implants have been associated with a rare but serious complication called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a type of lymphoma that can develop in the tissue around the implant.
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- Breast Implants: What You Should Know. American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
- Breast Implants: Saline-Filled. Mayo Clinic.
- Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Food and Drug Administration.