The holidays are here, and tis’ the season for cocktail parties and social events; whether it’s with friends, family, and business affairs. You dig out that gorgeous little black dress from your closet to find it doesn’t quite fit your breasts like you had hoped. To make matters worse, push up bras just don’t cut it. There are options out there! In 2015 alone, there were over 278,000 breast augmentation procedures performed. Because of this, breast augmentations ranked as one of the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures.
Reasons To Consider Breast Augmentation
There are a few reasons why women might consider a breast augmentation. Perhaps you have a need to feel more satisfied with your figure or a yearning to be more confident with your body type. Other reasons may include wanting a boost in self-esteem or to appear more attractive to the opposite sex. Regardless of the reason, you should feel the decision to undergo a procedure is the right one for YOU! It’s been proven that post-surgery women experience an increased sexual arousal, sexual satisfaction, and higher self-esteem due to the newly found self-confidence that surfaced!
Breast Augmentation Options
If you are looking into getting a breast augmentation, there are a few options to consider. It’s important to know your choices so that you make the right decision and know what to expect moving forward. Your surgeon should offer and review the various options for breast enhancement such as:
- Fat Transfer: consist of moving fat from one part of the body to the next causing very minimal scarring.
- Incision Locations: Placement of the implants is also important. Upon listening to you, you and your surgeon will be able to decide where the best incision point should be.
- Silicone vs. Saline: Both patients and plastic surgeons have experienced positive results with Silicone gel implants. It creates a softer more natural look. Over 52% of implants inserted are silicone. Saline implants give you total control of how large to how small a woman wants her breast implants to be. Saline implants are filled after the implants are placed in the body, so the incision site is very small.
- Sub-Muscular vs. Sub-Glandular: Sub-Muscular breast implant placements is when the implants are placed beneath the major pectoral muscle, and/or partially beneath the pectoral muscle using specific incisions and placement on your surgeon’s part. Sub-Glandular breast implant placement is when the implants are placed directly on top of the pectoral muscle and just behind the breast tissue. There are pros and cons of both techniques.
What Should I Know Moving Forward?
As with any procedure, complications can occur. Seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience behind him or her will lessen your chances of a complication. Continuing with annual breast exams and mammograms is important.