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Breast Augmentation – A Comprehensive Guide by the Trusted Plastic Surgeons of Baltimore Jovanni G on 10 Mar 2016

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure which restores or increases the breast size by using saline implants, silicone gel implants, or in certain cases, lipid transfer. Breast augmentation has a spectacular record in providing satisfactory results to women who want to enhance or regain their perfect breasts’ shape and size.

Suitable Candidates for Breast Augmentation

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The expert plastic surgeons of Baltimore believe that the following candidates are most suitable to opt for the procedure of breast augmentation.

 
 

Procedure of Breast Augmentation

When implants are used for breast augmentation, the cosmetic surgeon makes a precise incision, lifts up the tissues of your breast, creates a small pocket in your breast area, and applies an implant in that pocket.

Another method of breast augmentation is autologous lipid or fat transfer. In this process, your own fat is removed by liposuction, from a part of your body which carries sufficient amount of fat, such as your thighs, abdomen or flanks. The yielded fat is processed and then it’s injected into your breasts.

Your surgeon’s recommendations and your anatomy will determine the positioning of your breast implants. Your breast implants are placed in a pocket in either of the following areas:

Different Types of Breast Implants

There are three types of breast implants available nowadays. Your surgeon will recommend one depending upon your body shape, medical history, and aesthetic aims.

Saline-Filled Breast Implants

These breast implants are filled with saline solution (salt water). They can be filled before surgery at a pre-established size or filled right at the time of the surgical procedure in order to allow minor changes in the size of the implant.

Silicone-Filled Breast Implants

These implants are filled with high-quality elastic gel. These implants are available in variable shapes and sizes. All silicone implants are pre-filled. Usually, a longer incision is required for the placement of silicone implants.

Cohesive Gel Silicone Implants

These implants are also called ‘form stable’ or ‘gummy bear’ implants. They are filled with a soft, cohesive gel which is made up of cross-linked silicone molecules. This makes these implants firmer and thicker as compared to conventional silicone implants. Due to this reason, these implants show better results and have great aesthetic appeal.

Baltimore cosmetic surgery is quite popular for expert application of all these breast implants, owing to its superlative facility and highly trained cosmetic surgeons.
Your cosmetic surgeon can combine any of these options of breast augmentation with a breast lift surgery if there’s any drooping or sagging of your breasts. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedure can also be performed with breast augmentation for flattening of your abdomen. Tummy tuck in Baltimore, MD, is highly safe and reliable as well.

It’s important to remember that although breast implants are intended to last a lifetime, sometimes they might need to be replaced. After a successful breast augmentation surgery, periodic examination by an authentic, board-certified cosmetic surgeon is necessary in order to monitor the functioning of your implants.

Jovanni G

Jovanni G

Dr. Schreiber is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He earned both his B.A. in Biology and M.D. at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School. Dr. Schreiber was also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He completed general surgery internship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD followed by an integrated general surgery and plastic surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital/University of Maryland plastic surgery program. He received the Upjohn award for clinical research, and he has published numerous plastic surgery articles.
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