Breast augmentation is one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery in the United States today. In large cities such as Los Angeles, Miami and New York, the overwhelming numbers of plastic surgeries performed involve contouring the shape of the breasts and body. Breast augmentation is the best way to cure sagging and unattractive breasts and enjoy a vibrant new body.
Silicone and Saline
In recent years, the focus on affordability has resulted in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery shifting from the use of medical-grade silicone to industrial-grade silicone in breast implants. Saline implants have also become popular, but have their share of disadvantages including the implant weight and unnatural shape. While silicone implants are lighter than saline implants, they are also more expensive and require frequent follow-up procedures.
Standard implants and cohesive silicone implants are prone to rotation, loss of shape and in rare cases, cracking. In the event of a rupture, industrial-grade silicone can throw up a range of significant health risks. In spite of the expense and risks associated with the use of silicone, women choose silicone over saline as the implant material of choice.
The Natural Choice
With a renewed focus on natural treatments, cosmetic clinics offer their patients the power of natural cosmetic surgery that does not rely on external chemicals. Fat replacement surgery is a relatively new cosmetic procedure that has found its place among other breast enhancement and augmentation procedures. Many patients are enthusiastic about the procedure’s benefits of being able to use the excess fat from undesirable areas of their bodies to enhance their breast size and the fact that they do not need to rely on any chemicals to do so. For these patients, the relatively long procedure of an hour to an hour and a half is worth the trade-off. The only challenge that autologous fat transfer patients face is the viability and effectiveness of the surgery in women with low-fat body types.
Choosing the Right Treatment
Cosmetic surgery facilities offer several breast augmentation options. Choosing the right treatment is a question of choosing the size of implant, the cost of the procedure and the number of follow-up treatments required.