How is a breast augmentation done?

When you undergo breast augmentation, your surgeon will make an inconspicuous incision in each breast. Typically, incisions will be made around your nipples, in the fold under your breasts, or under your arms. Then the surgeon will separate your breast tissue and place the implants behind your nipples. Once the implants are placed, your incisions are closed. 

Before your procedure, there will be several augmentation options for you and your surgeon to choose from.

Implant options 

  • Silicone implants, which are filled with silicone gel 
  • Form-stable implants, which are filled with a thicker silicone gel, making them firmer than traditional silicone implants
  • Saline implants, which are filled with sterile salt water 
  • Round implants, which can be filled with either saline or silicone and have a tendency to make breasts appear fuller 

Texture options 

  • Smooth breast implants, which are soft and can move with the breast implant pocket
  • Textured breast implants, which are less likely to move around inside of the breast 
  • Fat grafting, which uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body and inject it into your breasts (a good choice for women who are looking for more natural results)

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