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Types of Breast Augmentation

April 13th, 2016 | Posted in: Breast Augmentation, Breast Enhancement, Breast Implants, Breast Lift | Tags: ,

Breast augmentations can increase confidence and can make you feel better about yourself and can help you when you would like to make a change. You should think about which type of breast augmentation would be best for you and the kind you think you can afford. Talking to a plastic surgeon with good customers reviews can help you to decide whether or not a breast augmentation can be right for you.

Saline Breast Implants

If you are considering saline-filled implants, you should know that they are filled with a saline solution, or sterile salt water. Saline breast implants may feel less like real breasts, but they also pose less of a risk if they happen to leak. They can also cost a little bit less and have been approved by the FDA in terms of safety. You might expect to pay up to $5,000 to $10,000 when you choose to have implants put in, so you might want to keep that in mind when you are considering what type you might want to have done and what you will be most comfortable with.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone implants are filled with cohesive silicone gel, which holds together and does not ooze into the body or spread. It stays together and has a consistency similar to gummy bears- which is where the nickname comes from. They are approved for all patients over 22 and any patient undergoing a reconstruction. The FDA has studied them and believes they are as safe as saline implants. The implant companies stand behind the product and offers a lifetime warranty against rupture or leak. One of the best ways to know whether this is the right type of surgery for you is to see customer reviews and to talk to someone who has been through the process so you know whether it is right for you.

Breast Lift Surgery

Many don’t realize that breast implants don’t help with breasts that might be drooping. Some patients choose to have both implants and a lift done in order to get the breasts that you want and that can give you more confidence. Your plastic surgeon will most likely be willing to talk to you about both options and to see what would be best for you. A good plastic surgeon will be honest with you and will let you know what options might suit you and what you will need in order to get the look you want.

Consider What Works for Your Lifestyle

Overall, you should think about the kind of lifestyle you have and what kind of breast implants would fit in with what you do on a daily basis. Talking to a professional can help you find the best surgery for you and your budget. If you’d like to discuss your options with a professional, contact Dr. Chiu today.

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