Breast augmentation is the process of inserting synthetic or sometimes natural (hormonal) implants into the breasts to increase their size. The implants are usually made of saline or silicone gel. Breast augmentation results in fuller, firmer breasts that are often symmetrical to one another and sometimes even superior to those of an original breast. Most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery are dissatisfied with their initial results and want to improve their shape and volume. Breast augmentation can accomplish beautiful and dramatic results on its own or in conjunction with various other cosmetic surgeries or non-surgical procedures. at times, surgeons may recommend combining breast augmentation together with other procedures for more satisfactory results.
The effectiveness of breast implants has increased over the years, making surgical augmentation one of the most popular elective surgeries. As more women turn to aesthetic enhancements to improve their looks, more women are also turning to breast augmentation surgery. Breast augmentation surgery has become one of the most commonly performed elective surgeries among women and there are a variety of different methods available today. These include using saline or silicone gel implants, which are filled with saline or silicone respectively; silicone gel, which is filled with silicone gel; or saline mixed with silicone gel or saline.
In addition to the appearance of your breasts after having breast augmentation surgery, another important factor to consider is the long-term health of your breasts. In the long term, patients may experience capsular contracture, a weakening of the breast muscles. In addition to this, a patient may also develop keloid scar tissue, which thickens and hardens around the implant. Capsular contracture and keloid scar tissue are both difficult to treat and may require additional treatments after surgery. Furthermore, long-term side effects of breast augmentation surgery may include excessive pain, nipple numbness, and excessive skin slackening. Unfortunately, all of these side effects can lead to long-term psychological distress and depression, which is why it is extremely important that patients thoroughly discuss any and all breast augmentation options with their cosmetic surgeon before surgery.
With many different kinds of breast augmentation surgery currently available according to Michigan plastic surgeon Daniela Rodriguez MD, one of the most popular is the teardrop shaped implant. The teardrop shape is most popular because it closely mimics the appearance and shape of a real breast. The reason for the popularity of teardrop shaped implants is the ease in which patients can get these implants. Unlike the standard implant, teardrop shaped implants do not require any additional surgery, as they only require cosmetic enhancement. Because of their small size, patients only require one incision and one implant.
Another popular form of cosmetic breast augmentation surgery is the silicone implant rupture. Silicone implants have been commonly used in breast enlargement surgery for years, but recently there have been questions raised about their safety and effectiveness. It has been speculated that silicone implants can sometimes rupture in their soft silicone form, leading to internal bleeding, nerve damage, and a variety of other serious medical problems. While it is true that silicone implants sometimes rupture, this does not always mean that the rupture is a result of the implant rupturing, as many women have discovered that the actual pain and swelling that occurs after the implant ruptures are caused by the implant itself ripping and then the tissues around it rupturing. Even when the implant itself does not rupture, silicone implants do tend to leak out a bit of silicone into the body, which can cause some local tissue irritation and inflammation.
Although there are many different reasons as to why some women have had issues with their silicone implants, the main culprit seems to be the type of shell used to fill the implant. Saline breast implants are filled with a powdery substance called sodium chloride. As the liquid solution cools and solidifies, the salt crystal grows and hardens into what we know today as silicone implants. The problem with saline implants is that while they harden, they also form a thin shell that holds the liquid gel inside, forming a very unstable structure that can easily break. With the solidification of the silicone being sprayed into the air, more of the gel leaks out, leading to local irritation and even more silicone leakage.
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