The contours of your bust line may change after weight loss, childbirth and breastfeeding. Women's breasts can also lose their natural shape and firmness as they age. Now every woman can improve the overall appearance of her breasts, thanks to the modern plastic surgery procedures.
Women considering plastic surgery for their with smaller breasts can choose any one from the following options as per their needs:
The enlargement surgery, as the name suggests, increases your very small breasts to any size you like using implants.
An implant is a medical prosthesis that is surgically placed under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle to increase size of naturally small breasts; to improve their symmetry; or to restore the volume lost after weight loss or pregnancy; or to reconstruct the breast lost after mastectomy.
For inserting and positioning implants, your plastic surgeon will administer intravenous sedation or general anesthesia for your comfort. Next, he will make incisions in inconspicuous areas- usually the armpit, around the areola, or under the breast itself to minimize visible post-surgery scarring. Through these incisions, the implant is inserted into a pocket created either under the pectoral muscle, or directly behind the breast tissue.
Saline-filled and silicone gel-filled are the two main types of implants. Both types have an outer shell made of a solid silicone material and filler. Implants are available in different sizes and shapes. They also vary in profile, volume, texture and shell thickness.
A silicone implant has an elastomer silicone shell and is filled with a semi-solid silicone gel. Saline-filled implants have same kind of outer shell but they are filled with sterile saline (salt and water) solution.
Several studies have shown that silicone implants are both safe and effective for augmentation and reconstruction surgeries. They are also considered more natural to the touch and feel more like natural breast tissue.
Some alternative-composition type breast implants are also available in the markets that are filled with different fillers like soya bean oil, polypropylene string, whatnot and the like.
Round and Anatomical (Teardrop) are the two basic shapes of implants. They come with either smooth or textured surfaces.
Round Implants: Round-shaped implants are commonly used in breast augmentation surgeries. This form of implants is generally suitable for the majority of patients and has a much more natural appearance than other types.
Teardrop implants: The teardrop-shaped implants have more volume at the bottom and appear more oval in shape when viewed from the front.
The surface of their shells can be like the outside of a balloon or somewhat like fine sandpaper. The smooth plastic cover-like shells move freely within the breast pocket. The textured breast implants are mostly found in teardrop shape and they do not move around within the breast pocket.