Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. It can enhance breast shape, symmetry, and size to give you breasts that improve your confidence. Breast augmentation usually uses breast implants to add volume and shape. These implants come in several materials and shapes to give you more options. 

What is Breast Augmentation With Implants?

Breast augmentation is a procedure to add volume to the breasts. The procedure usually uses implants to enhance and shape the breasts. Breast implants are FDA-approved saline or silicone forms that fit into a pocket in the breast tissue. Breast augmentation results look natural and proportionate in the hands of a skilled surgeon at Longwood Plastic Surgery. 

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What Type of Breast Implants Should I Get?

While you can have augmentation without implants, most breast augmentation procedures use them. You can choose between saline and silicone implants, each with different advantages. 

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants use a silicone shell filled with sterile saltwater. Since these implants can be placed while empty and then filled in place, you may have more options for your incision type. A saline implant rupture will absorb into the body with no harmful effects. Saline implants may be more likely to develop rippling during their lifespan.  

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone implants contain a silicone gel inside a sturdy outer shell. Many people find that these implants look and feel more natural than saline implants. If a silicone implant ruptures, which is rare, the silicone gel usually remains in place. Silicone implants may offer a better option if you want to customize your breast shape as well as size. 

What is Recovery Like After Getting Breast Implants?

Different breast implant procedures will require a different recovery plan. You can expect to wear a compression garment after surgery, and you will usually have some swelling that starts to improve after the first few days. People with low-activity jobs can often return within a few days. You can resume most daily activities after a week or two, but strenuous exercise or heavy lifting should wait for two weeks or more. 

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How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Breast implants last for many years, but not forever. Most people need to remove or replace their implants after ten to twenty years. While not harmful, aging implants can develop issues such as hardening, rippling, or scar tissue formation. Implant technology continues to improve, so you may upgrade your current implants at any time if you feel like new ones will make you happier with your appearance. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implants?

Breast implants have been widely tested, and current implants on the market have high safety and reliability. Most people make good candidates for breast implants. You should have no health problems that would affect your safety during surgery. Reasonable expectations will ensure you see beautiful results tailored to your needs. 

Dr. Morris–I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did on my surgery. It was exactly what I wanted and they actually look better than I thought they would…I am lucky someone recommended your name to me and I will do the same.

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Interested in learning about breast implants? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.