When you hear the words “breast augmentation,” images of fake-looking implants and trite procedures may come to mind. But with more than 300,000 women receiving breast implants annually, it’s clear that this cosmetic procedure is anything but fake. In fact, breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the United States today. If you’re interested in learning more about whether breast augmentation is right for you, read on! In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most common reasons women choose to get a breast implant and what to consider before making your final decision.
Why do women choose to get a breast implant?
Before you decide to get a breast implant, it’s important to think about why you want this procedure. You may be considering breast augmentation if you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts. This can occur for a variety of reasons and can be caused by genetics, aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight changes. If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your breasts, you’re not alone! One study found that about a third of women reported being unhappy with the size of their breasts. If you’re struggling with feelings of low self-confidence due to the size or shape of your breasts, getting a breast implant can help you feel more positive about your body.
What does breast augmentation involve?
Before you book your appointment, it’s important to understand what the breast augmentation procedure involves. Dr. Salzman will place a breast implant inside your breast tissue during the procedure. There are two main types of breast implants: silicone and saline.
- Silicone implants: Silicone implants contain a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel.
- Saline implants: Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution.
Implants are placed either above or below your breast tissue (subglandular or subpectoral, respectively) in a pocket that is created during the procedure. Silicone breast implants have been used for decades and are the most commonly used breast implants. Saline breast implants are generally recommended for women who are breastfeeding.
Which type of implant is right for you?
There are many factors to consider when deciding which type of implant is right for you. If you are breastfeeding, saline implants are a better option as they are not made with silicone, which can be passed to your baby through breast milk. Other considerations may include:
- Your body type: If you have a larger frame, we may recommend a larger implant to maintain the balance of your silhouette.
- Your desired look: Do you want your breasts to be larger or smaller? Some women choose to get both breasts augmented at once while others opt for one at a time.
- Your health: Your overall health will affect the healing process and determine if you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation. Your doctor will assess your health and determine if breast augmentation is safe for you.
Breast augmentation is a safe and effective procedure that can help many women achieve the body that they desire. Before you decide to get breast implants, it’s important to consider your reasons for the procedure, your options for the procedure, and the potential risks and side effects of the procedure.
If you are interested in breast augmentation, contact Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa today! Call us at 502-425-5200 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Salzman. Our practice serves Louisville, KY, and surrounding areas.