Breast augmentation is among the most popular cosmetic procedure worldwide. It enhances your natural breast size, improves symmetry, and helps achieve a more aesthetically pleasing look.
With advancements in plastic surgery, breast augmentation techniques have constantly evolved, leading to better results, less complications, and reduced downtime.
Keeping up with the current trends in the industry enables you to have discussions from a knowledgeable view with plastic surgeons, make informed decisions, and achieve the desired results that enhance your overall look.
Here are the latest breast augmentation procedures you should know about.
Surgical Breast Augmentation Techniques
Since its inception, breast augmentation has come a long way, with ongoing technological advancement and evidence based scientific research, bringing new exciting expectations. Technological advancements and surgical techniques have introduced new options with greater benefits.
Minimally Invasive Breast Augmentation
These techniques differ from traditional surgery as it uses smaller hidden incisions in the armpit while traditional breast augmentation involves larger incisions in the breast crease or around the areola.
Common minimally invasive breast augmentation includes:
Endoscopic Breast Augmentation
With this technique, the surgeon uses an endoscope to visualize and guide the placement of breast implants through a small incision in the armpit. Endoscopy allows dissection through the tissue when it would be impossible to reach otherwise. However, the precision is lost and saline implants are the only option for this operation.
Liposuction-Assisted Breast Augmentation / Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
This procedure is also referred to as autologous breast augmentation or fat grafting to breasts. It entails removing fat from other body areas, such as the abdomen, lower back, or thighs. The surgeon then injects it into the breasts to enhance their size and shape. Liposuction-assisted breast augmentation enhances body contouring besides the breast enhancement. However it may require multiple operations to achieve a larger and fuller breasts and there is more pain and recovery associated with liposuction.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Breast Augmentation
Minimally invasive breast augmentation has several advantages, which include:
Smaller incisions: Using smaller incisions results in less visible scarring.
Less infection: More natural breast shape and less infection rate with fat grafting since no prosthesis is being used.
Despite these small benefits, the breast crease incision gives the plastic surgeon the most control for accurate placement of the breast implants with less dissection through the breast tissue which minimizes risk for scarring or capsular contracture around the implants.
Implant Breast Augmentation
There are many implant options available to enhance the size and shape of the breasts.
These options include:
Silicone implants are popular due to their natural feel. They are filled with a cohesive silicone gel similar to the texture of natural breast tissue. They are available in smooth or textured round shape and can be placed over or under the chest muscle. The new silicone implant design has improved safety features. It reduces the risk of leakage while the texturing can stop implant rotation, however, the studies have shown certain texturing is associated with Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).
Gummy Bear Implants
Also known as form-stable silicone implants, they are filled with a cohesive silicone gel that maintains its shape and prevents free silicone leakage if the implant shell is damaged. They are also durable.
These implants have a silicone shell and are filled with a sterile saline solution and have been popular for many years due to their safety and versatility. The surgeon inserts an empty implant first, then fills it to your desired size, allowing for adjustable volume during surgery. If the implant ruptures, the saline solution is absorbed into the body, but it’s harmless. Unfortunately these implants don’t have a natural feel or sometimes a natural shape.
Smooth vs. Textured Implants
Smooth and textured implants are available for breast augmentation. Smooth implants have a soft outer surface to give a natural movement within the breast pocket. While textured implants have a textured surface that adheres to the surrounding tissue, minimizing the risk of implant rotation and improving stability.
Round vs. Anatomical Implants
Round implants are the most common implant shape used among women with breast augmentation. They make your breast fuller and increase the volume of its upper and lower parts. On the other end, anatomical implants have a shape that looks like the natural breast contour and are usually used in breast reconstruction. They provide a more natural-looking result when not much breast tissue is available. They need to be textured to avoid rotation.
Benefits of Advanced Implant Options
Improved aesthetics rely on these options, like the cohesive gel implants, to give your breasts a more natural look and feel.
Enhanced customization: With advanced implant options, you have a wider range of choices in size, shape, and projection. Surgeons can work closely with patients to select implants that best match their desired outcome.
Reduced risk: Advanced cohesive gel implants have a lower risk of rippling. The highly cohesive gel fills the implants better and reduces the chance of visible rippling.
Safety features: Advanced implants have incorporated improved safety features.
Technological Advancements: Better fiberoptics to illuminate a breast pocket and headlights have increased visibility during surgeries and allowed smaller incisions for breast augmentation with less hematoma or bleeding risk. Cautery devices help with stopping any bleeding during the operation.
Keller funnel is a plastic cone-like device that is malleable and allows larger silicone implants’ placement through smaller incisions. This allows better scarring and less trauma to the breast skin and tissue.
Evidence Based Science: Minimizing complications such as capsular contracture through science is an important safety trend in the past decade. Studies have shown placing smooth round implants below the pectoralis muscle rather than above the muscle can reduce the capsular contracture or scarring risk. Also using antibiotic irrigation and Betadine can reduce this risk as well.
Choosing the Right Surgeon in Newport Beach
When choosing a plastic surgeon for breast augmentation in Newport Beach, consider one with the right qualifications and experience, as it directly affects the safety and success of the procedure.
Choosing a qualified and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon is essential for several reasons:
Safety: An experienced surgeon with the right qualifications prioritizes your safety and minimizes the risk of complications.
Professional expertise: A skilled surgeon truly understands breast anatomy, surgical techniques, and the ability to personalize the procedure to your specific needs and lifestyle.
Meets client expectations: A qualified surgeon has a proven record of achieving clients’ aesthetic outcomes and can help you achieve the same.
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