Breast augmentation is also called an augmentation mammoplasty. This surgical procedure increases the fullness, shape, or size of the breasts. We offer saline, silicone, and Gummy Bear implants at Murphy Plastic Surgery. The purpose of breast augmentation is generally to:
• Restore the shape and size of the breasts after weight loss or pregnancy
• Enlarge naturally small breasts
• Provide breast restoration after surgery
• Restore symmetry to asymmetrical breasts
The treatment for breast cancer often involves reconstructive surgery. This is a type of cosmetic surgery. The procedure involves the placement of a medical prosthesis inside the breast to reconstruct, augment or create the physical appearance of a breast.
The Types of Implants for Breast Augmentation
Saline implants are one of three kinds of breast implants. They are filled using a sterile saline solution similar to salt water. An elastomer silicone shell holds the solution. Silicone implants have an outer shell that is filled with a silicone gel. Gummy Bear implants are made from a highly cohesive silicone gel, and they often look and feel the most natural.
Gummy Bear implants are the most popular option at our plastic surgery center. These implants cannot develop leaks in the same way that silicone or saline implants can, and they have been FDA-approved for their use in breast augmentation surgery.
The patient chooses the size of the breast implant prior to breast augmentation surgery. This is usually accomplished by placing different sizes into the bra to determine the look and feel. In most cases, a general anaesthetic is used and the patient sleeps through the surgery. Local anesthetic is an option if the patient wants to be awake. Our surgeon will determine the best course of action for your surgery after your initial consultation.
The implant is inserted into a pocket with two placement types. The subglandular or submammary is placed over the pectoral muscle, behind the breast tissue. The submuscular is placed beneath the pectoral muscle. This requires a longer period of recovery. After your surgery, you will experience the bust you have been dreaming of. Whether you are correcting asymmetry, wanting to enlarge your breasts, or have some other reason for getting implants, after a period of recovery you will be able to enjoy your new body.
If you are interested in a breast augmentation, consider visiting Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO to learn more. We also serve residents in Denver, CO. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!