Women who wish to increase their breast size turn to breast augmentation for help in achieving this goal. Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, this surgery involves the placement of implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles. This surgery may be done for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. 

Today, women have other options when it comes to this procedure. Determining which option is right for a person requires consultation with a plastic surgeon. Make an appointment today to speak to a surgeon about your breast augmentation surgery options and the benefits and drawbacks of each. 

Breast Implants

Breast implants are actually medical devices a surgeon places under the breast tissue or chest muscle. They may be used to reconstruct the woman’s chest or to increase her breast size. In addition, breast implants may be used in revision surgeries, when a plastic surgeon must go in and correct the results of prior surgery or improve on them. 

In the United States, women find they have two breast implant options to choose from. Both options come with a silicone outer shell, but the inner portion will be either saline- or silicone gel-filled. The implants vary in their shape, the texture of the shell surface, and the shell thickness. The doctor and patient will determine which options are best for the patient’s needs and desired outcome. 

Breast Lift Surgery

Some women find they don’t need to increase the size of their breasts to achieve the desired outcome. By lifting their sagging breasts, they can have the chest they desire. The size and shape of a woman’s breasts change over time. In certain cases, genetics play a role in this process. 

A mastopexy or breast lift provides the woman with the appearance of a larger chest while increasing the perkiness of the breast. Many doctors perform this procedure together with a breast implant or fat transfer. However, it may also be done as an independent surgery. 

Fat Transfer

Women looking to increase their breast size slightly often request a fat transfer procedure rather than full breast augmentation surgery. The surgeon uses liposuction to remove fat from various parts of the body. They then inject this fat into the breasts to increase their size. The results look natural and the woman has the breast size she desires. 

Researchers have found that expanding the breasts prior to the fat transfer produces the best results. This expansion process provides more room for the transplanted fat cells in the breast. With the help of this pre-expansion, women find they are able to achieve results closer to those seen with breast augmentation surgery. In fact, they may be able to double their breast size with the help of fat transfer. 

Women need to consider all options when they wish to increase their breast size. While breast implants produce the best results for many women, they don’t last a lifetime. However, a breast lift surgery may not be enough on its own to produce the desired result. When the fat transfer option is selected, women must worry about the fat cells relocating to other parts of the body. 

The best way to determine the proper procedure for an individual is to work with a qualified plastic surgeon. They will do a complete review of the patient’s medical history and make recommendations on a procedure, taking into account this medical history and the desired outcome when doing so. With several options offered today, each woman should easily find the one that is right for her needs.