Breast Implants: Size Matter!

Breast Implants : docsity.com : Size MatterBreast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase Fullness and Projection of the breasts or to improve symmetry of the breasts. Clinically referred to as augmentation Mammaplasty, the procedure is used cosmetically to: Enlarge a naturally small breast, most commonly the result of heredity. Restore breast volume lost following pregnancy, as a result of breast-feeding or due to weight loss. Achieve better symmetry when breasts are moderately disproportionate in size and shape.

Silicone Breast Implants

In the past, concerns emerged that silicone implants posed health risks, including an increased risk of systemic diseases such as Lupus and Arthritis. The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) placed a moratorium on silicone implants in 1992 so the safety of these devices could be studied. However, in 2006 the agency concluded that there was no evidence of risk and lifted the moratorium. Silicone Implants : docsity.com : Breast Implants In fact, in March 2012, following years of breast implant clinical trials; the FDA approved a new type of silicone implants, known as "Gummy Bear" implants. These implants are filled with a cohesive, form-stable type of silicone gel that has the consistency of gummy bear candies (thus the nickname).

The Right Choice

Implants come in various sizes, and your surgeon will guide you on choosing the right size to help you achieve the look you desire. In addition, your surgeon will help you decide whether you want a more natural, Teardrop Shape or a more Rounded Look. Implants also come with either smooth our textured shell surfaces, and your surgeon will help you decide which is best for you. The best placement for you will depend on several factors, including your Lifestyle, the amount of Natural Breast Tissue you have, the size of your implants and your desired appearance. Only a board-certified plastic surgeon can help you make this decision.
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