Plastic surgery refers to procedures which are carried out in order to improve the appearance of a certain part of the body. There are facial procedures that give you a more youthful and attractive look and there are body procedures meant to enhance your figure such as the tummy tuck. Cosmetic breast procedures are very common since breasts give women a feminine look. Ladies are therefore very conscious about their breast size and appearance.
If you are not satisfied with the size and shape of your breasts, it is important to consult a qualified surgeon like Dr. Patrick Briggs who is a renowned plastic surgeon. He has many years of experience in carrying out cosmetic breast procedures such as the breast lift and breast augmentation. He also performs body procedures such as the tummy tuck to provide you with a flat, firm tummy. The breast augmentation procedure is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries among women today.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure in which breast implants are surgically placed into the breasts to increase their volume and give them better symmetry. There are various reasons that are cited by patients of Dr. Briggs on the reasons as to why they want to undergo the procedure.
Some patients have gone through pregnancy and breastfeeding which reduced the volume of their breasts. Others have lost breast volume due to aging or after losing a large amount of weight. There are also women who have suffered from a condition that caused their breasts to under develop or not to develop at all so that they have had to endure a flat chest. Other patients have breasts that are different from one another either in shape or size.
Dr. Briggs has carried out numerous breast augmentation procedures successfully which have addressed all the above mentioned problems.
Types Of Breast Implants
There are different types of implants which are used by Dr. Briggs to conduct a breast augmentation procedure. Silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel that is either soft or firm. Silicone implants have a natural feel and in case the implant ruptures, it will not collapse. The gel will instead remain in the implant shell or may leak to the implant socket.
You can also opt for saline implants which are filled with a salt solution. In case the implant ruptures, the water is absorbed into the body and is harmless. The implant will however collapse. Saline implants are known to rupture or deflate sooner than silicone implants. They also tend to wrinkle and fold and may ripple due to the high density difference between water and breast tissue. These implants do not have the natural feel of breast tissue like the silicone implants.
Dr. Patrick Briggs uses breast implants in two basic shapes – round implants and tear drop shaped implants. Round implants are suitable if your breasts already have a good shape and all you need is an enlargement. The tear drop shaped implants are suitable if you want to enhance the shape of your breasts as well as enlarge them. Both the round and the tear drop shaped implants have a low and a high profile. The profile of the implant will determine how much the breasts will project. You should choose a profile that works well with your personality and which you will be comfortable with.
Selecting A Suitable Size
Finding the right size of breast implant is important in order to give you breasts that are suitable for you. There are various things which Dr. Briggs will consider when determining the right size of implants for you. He will consider your body frame, the amount of breast tissue that you already have and the size of breasts that you desire. He will then recommend to you a size that will be proportionate to your body.