Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants Information Article

By: Alien

Plastic surgery for breast implants increases in popularity every year. The Consumer Guide to Breast Implants provides information about implant choices, placements, incisions, side effects and much more.

A Brief History of Breast Augmentation

The cosmetic surgical procedure of breast augmentation in Toronto, and the rest of the world has been around for decades. Beginning in the 1920s, treatment involved the injection of fat into the breasts. This method proved ineffective as the injected fat did not stay in place, and was instead absorbed into the body. This type of breast augmentation, often fat transfer, was abandoned about 20 years later.

Around this time, the injection of silicone (beginning in Japan) as well as the insertion of polyvinyl sponges arose as other popular methods of breast augmentation. These were also abandoned as many women suffered serious complications, some life threatening.

The advantage of saline fillings is that should a rupture occur, the salt water is dissolved by your body with no adverse side effects. The disadvantage is that saline implants can show ripples or look less natural, especially in women that are naturally small. The new silicone gel implants provide a more natural look and feel. Studies were unable to link silicone implants to autoimmune diseases. Breast implants are used for:

* primary augmentation (to increase breast size for cosmetic reasons)

* revision-augmentation (revision surgery to correct or improve the result of an original breast augmentation surgery)

* primary reconstruction (to replace breast tissue that has been removed due to cancer or trauma or that has failed to develop properly due to a severe breast abnormality)

* revision-reconstruction (revision surgery to correct or improve the result of an original breast reconstruction surgery)

There are many considerations when making your choices, which is why you and your surgeon will discuss what's best for you during your consultation. Textured envelopes reduce the chance of capsular contraction developing. In fact, it was the reason they came to market. The problem with textured breast implants is that they are likely to be visible through the skin. Of course, placement plays a role in this, but in most cases, they can be seen.

Your goals will determine the shape and volume of the breast implant. It will also determine where their placement. The best location for your implants will depend on your personal anatomy, the size you choose, and several other factors, which you and your surgeon will discuss.

What You Need to Know About Breast Implants

Breast implant surgery can enhance the size and shape of your breasts. Because of improvements in surgical methods and breast-implant technology, this procedure has become more refined, providing better post-surgical results than years ago. This procedure may be combined with a breast lift to provide a fully satisfactory outcome. Get the details on breast implant procedures.

The inframammary incision is placed where the breast and chest meet near the crease. The peri-areolar incision is placed along the outline of the areola, which is the pigmented area around the nipple. A transaxillary incision is when the incision is placed in the folds of the skin of your armpit. Finally, there is the TUBA incision, which is when an incision is made within the navel. This is a more complex procedure but the big advantage is that there are no scars on the upper chest.

Breast enlargement surgery involves personal choices and knowing what your options are means you'll be better equipped to intelligently discuss those options when you meet your surgeon for your consultation.

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