If you have always dreamed of changing the appearance of your chest, odds are you have considered breast augmentation. This incredibly common form of plastic surgery can help you achieve the curves of your dreams. That being said, a surgery, no matter how common and straightforward, can make people apprehensive. Let’s look at some of the most common questions people have about breast augmentation.
Are All Breast Implants the Same?
No, you may have several options for the implants used in your breast augmentation. This is one of the biggest decisions you may have to make. The main two options are saline, which involves a silicone shell filled with a sterile solution, and silicone, which use a silicone shell and a cohesive silicone gel filling. Newer options exist as well, such as the Gummy Bear Implant. These are a form of silicone implants that use a much more cohesive type of gel.
Can I Choose Any Size?
While your aesthetic desires are certainly important, other factors have to be considered when choosing your implant size. Your frame, as well as the amount of natural breast tissue you have, may be part of the equation. Overly large breasts can cause you back pain and other forms of discomfort. At your consultation, we can help you find a size that may be comfortable for you.
Does Breast Augmentation Give You Permanent Results?
Your breast implants may last you for many years to come, but they can not be considered permanent. Both saline and silicone implants are expected to last roughly one decade. Whether or not you want to replace yours sooner can depend on how your body changes. Revision surgeries are available to help keep your chest looking its best. While it is certainly not common, it is possible for your implants to be damaged.
Can Breast Augmentation Affect My Ability to Breastfeed?
Many women who get implants are able to still breastfeed successfully. It is always a possibility that this surgery can affect that, however. Be sure to factor that risk into your decision-making process. If you do have and breastfeed, there is no evidence that either saline or silicone implants impact the taste or quality of your breast milk.
If you have further questions or are just ready to start your breast augmentation journey, visit REAL Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds or Werribee. Scheduling a consultation is the best way to address your concerns and create a treatment plan that best suits your desires. We serve residents throughout the Melbourne area. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!