The Basics of Breast Augmentation

Some people want more ample breasts. If that thought sounds familiar, don’t worry. You’re in good company. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world, and it has helped many people feel more confident and improve their quality of life.

If you want to take a closer look at breast augmentation and what is involved in the process, you’re in the right place. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of the different techniques and who is eligible for this treatment option.

How Does Breast Augmentation Work?

As the name implies, breast augmentation is designed to dramatically change the appearance of the breasts, specifically by increasing breast size, and this is done primarily in two ways.

The first method involves synthetic implants. This is where your doctor makes an incision on your chest to place either silicone or saline implants that will increase your breast size. The incision is placed so as to minimize any visible scarring.

The second method is a little more involved, but it is gaining popularity rapidly. This involves fat transfer and reshaping. Basically, your doctor will extract fat from another part of your body. They will then shape that fat into your breasts to enhance their size. This shaping method comes with two major benefits:

  • First, there is no synthetic implant, minimizing any risks of complications.
  • Second, this procedure uses fat from your own body, making for the most natural possible outcomes.

Who Can Get It?

Regardless of the method, breast augmentation procedures cater to a wide range of potential patients. Pretty much any healthy adult can undergo the process.

Since breast augmentation remains an outpatient procedure, stress to the body and recovery time are minimal for this level of surgery. That means the process is viable for most people.

As long as you don’t have a preexisting condition that would complicate the procedure, you can likely receive a breast augmentation.

Schedule a Breast Augmentation Consultation in Rancho Mirage, CA

If you would like to take a closer look at your options regarding breast augmentation, reach out to Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery in Rancho Mirage, CA. Schedule an appointment with us today at 760-610-8990.

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