Many women feel as though part of feeling confident and attractive can be associated with the right breast size. If you aren’t born with the breasts you love, then a breast augmentation surgery may be what you are looking for. Before jumping in, though, make sure you understand what the procedure entails and any risks associated with it!
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical breast enhancement procedure designed to increase the size, shape and fullness of the breasts with saline or silicone breast implants. It is primarily used for women who are looking to increase the size of their breasts.
Just like all procedures performed by our Illume Surgeons, breast augmentation is a completely customized surgical procedure that is tailored to your unique goals, aesthetic preferences and body frame. This surgery can be performed at either of our on-site, nationally accredited surgical suites.
To achieve the elegant, natural-looking results you deserve, Our surgeons will evaluate several factors, including:
- The breast size you desire
- Your natural breast size and amount of natural breast tissue
- Your body frame and dimensions
- Whether you lead an active, athletic lifestyle
- Any current issues with breast asymmetry
During your initial consultation at Illume Cosmetic Surgery, we will evaluate these factors and work to understand what you hope to accomplish with breast enlargement surgery. We will listen to your goals, answer your questions and address your concerns.
We will never rush you into a decision. Instead, we will serve as your trusted guide and mentor and explain all your breast enhancement options so that you can make an informed decision about your own treatment. We offer Mentor and Allergan breast implants and will review what is best for you.
Types of Implants
While working with Illume, there are three main types of breast implants. The three are Saline, Silicone, and Gummy Bear breast implants. All three of them are proven to work and have their own benefits.
- Saline Breast Implants
Saline implants contain a silicone shell that is filled with a sterile saltwater solution. This option is one of the most popular breast implants we provide.
- Silicone Implants
Pre-filled with silicone gel, silicone implants help mimic the look and feel of natural breast tissue. Silicone implants are also one of our most popular options, along with Saline breast implants.
- Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear implants are made of a thicker, more cohesive silicone gel that won’t leak. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012, Gummy Bear implants have been increasing in popularity.
After a conversation with our surgeons, we will help you decide on an implant that works best for you.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure performed and also boasts some of the highest patient satisfaction rates. Some of the many benefits offered by breast enlargement surgery include improved:
- Breast size
- Breast shape
- Breast volume
- Breast symmetry
- Breast projection
- Appearance of cleavage
- Appearance in clothing, lingerie and swimming suits
Weather you are looking for one of these benefits, or all of them, we believe breast augmentation can make you happier and more self-confident. Make sure you speak with your surgeon so that they really understand what your goals are for the procedure.
Is Breast Augmentation Right For You?
There are several reasons why women choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery. You may want to consider breast augmentation if you would like to accomplish one or more of the following objectives:
- Restore breast volume lost during pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss or aging
- Increase the size of your breasts
- Improve the shape of your breasts
- Improve breast symmetry
- Have closer cleavage
If you decide breast augmentation isn’t right for you, there are other breast related surgeries that we can perform. If your breasts are too large and causing you pain, you may want to look into getting breast reduction surgery.
Many times, patients who have had breast cancer look to get breast reconstruction surgery. Breast reconstruction can be performed right after mastectomy or many years later, giving you the flexibility to weight all your options.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
Any procedure performed at Illume can be tailored to really fit your needs, so it’s hard to put an exact price on breast augmentation. The best option is to reach out to us and schedule a one-on-one consultation where we can learn more about what you are looking for. Our expert team can guide you to the perfect solution. If you feel you are ready to move forward, you can contact us and get your consultation scheduled!
Breast Augmentation Before and After
Below are some breast augmentation before and after photos of patience that received this procedure at Illume Cosmetic Surgery. See how their results turned out and see what they had to say about our team!
Risks of Breast Augmentation
As with any surgical procedure, there can be risks, and it is no different for breast augmentation. There are chances for implants to rupture, leak, or change positions. While the majority of women do not experience these complications, you should discuss each of them with your surgeon to make sure you understand the risks.
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