A lack of volume in the breasts can occur as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, and even aging. Some women also naturally have small breasts. Many women with smaller breasts wish that their breasts were more proportional to the rest of their bodies. Breast augmentation is a surgery that can help to increase the size of the breasts, make them more even, and restore a pleasing shape.
At Feldmar Aesthetics, we offer many different types of breast augmentation to fit your cosmetic goals. We look forward to helping you get all the information you need to determine whether this surgery is right for you.
Types of Breast Augmentation
Breast implants are artificial prostheses that are placed into the breasts to make them appear larger. They can be used for individuals who have smaller breasts and they can also be used in reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy. There are many different FDA-approved breast implants that can be used in breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentation with breast implants is customizable because of the number of implants that are available. You can choose implants that will create a more rounded look, or you can choose implants that have more of a tear-drop shape. With implants, your results are predictable and easy to maintain over time.
Depending on the implant that you choose, breast implants can look less natural and can sometimes be seen under the skin. Breast implants also come with the risk of rupture and aren’t guaranteed to last more than 10-20 years. You will also have a small scar from the incision.
Natural Breast Augmentation
Natural breast augmentation, also known as a fat transfer or autologous breast augmentation, is a procedure where fat tissue is taken from one area of the body and transferred into the breast area.
Fat transfer is a less invasive procedure that uses your own tissue rather than a prosthetic. With a fat transfer, you won’t have to worry about allergic reactions or large incision scars. Autologous breast augmentation can also create a softer and more natural look than a breast implant. One of the main benefits of natural breast augmentation is that you also get to enjoy a fat reduction in other areas of your body where you may not want excess fat. Fat can be harvested from the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and more.
This procedure can only be performed on individuals who have excess fat so it may not be suitable for thinner people. The results of your fat transfer can change based on weight loss and gain so it is best to stay at a stable weight. Natural breast augmentation also produces more subtle results which may be a con for individuals who want a more obvious change.
Types of Breast Implants
If you decide to have a breast implant augmentation, you will have a wide range of products to choose from. One of the biggest decisions will be deciding between saline and silicone implants. Each type of implant has its own unique advantages and disadvantages which you will discuss with your doctor at your consultation.
Saline implants are devices that are made with a silicone shell with a sterile saline solution on the interior. These implants are inserted through an incision and then filled with saline once in the body. These products are adjustable while in the body and also require a smaller incision. This can be advantageous for women who have uneven breasts and different-sized implants on each side. While these implants can rupture, the sterile saline is harmless and will absorb into the body. You will also know about ruptures right away as you will notice the implant deflating.
Saline implants are suitable for individuals who want a breast with a round profile. They can create a more augmented look, especially in the upper pole of the breast. This type of implant has a less natural feel and may have dimpling or rippling which can sometimes be seen in women with less breast tissue.
Silicone implants have a silicone shell with a silicone core. They are known for being an implant option that looks and feels more natural. They have a lower chance of rippling under the skin and there are many different options that can fit the aesthetic that you are looking for. With silicone implants, you can choose products that are round for a more augmented look, products that are tear-shaped, or products that change shape based on gravity.
Silicone implants can come with a higher chance of silent rupture, so you will need to plan on having an MRI performed every two years. You may also have a larger incision with this type of implant. However, we will always ensure that the incision is in the least noticeable location. With any implant, your breast will settle slightly, leaving the incision hidden in the crease of the breast.
Breast Lift and Augmentation
Breast augmentations cannot lift the breast material, they can only make the breast larger. If you want your breasts to be placed higher on your chest, you will need to also invest in a breast lift. Breast lift and augmentation can be done during the same procedure.
Call Today for Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills, CA
At Feldmar Aesthetics we love providing fat transfer breast augmentation and breast implants to our patients in Beverly Hills. We help many patients every day to achieve their ideal aesthetic. Take a look at our breast augmentation before and after gallery for examples of our previous procedures. If you are interested in setting up a consultation, call us today or request information online.