These days, going under the knife or getting surgery is safer, with advanced medical equipment and better medical doctors/surgeons. This is why cosmetic surgery or enhancement procedures are a hit, most people are no longer afraid of going under the knife. Vanity is one reason to enhance one’s beauty or physical appearance.
Out of all the cosmetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation is one of the most popular. According to studies, about five to ten million women all over the world have breast implants, their ages being varied as young as in their teens to late 60s. With breast cancer one of the leading causes of disease among women, breast reconstruction has also been an option.
As discussed in the graphic above, breast implants can come in two kinds – saline and silicone.
Saline implants are what they name implies – they are filled with sterile salt water and come pre-filled or may be filled at the time of surgery to allow for minor modifications. Silicone implants only come pre-filled and made up with a soft elastic gel.
Here are some of the decisions you need to make: the shape and size of your implants (teardrop implants are more natural looking), the type (silicone or saline) and the profile. Your surgeon should be able to give you a projected “look” in 3D via a computer.
Besides from the implant you need to decide on, you also need to be oriented on the type of incision your surgeon will make. Ask them to explain the different cuts so you can decide on the one you will be most comfortable in. Base you decision on possible scarring scenarios, your post-surgery care and possible reconstruction to add more or take it out.
You might need a few consultations before you decide. Just make sure you are fully informed before signing anything!