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Breast augmentation has long been one of the most popular and frequently performed types of cosmetic surgeries in the United States. Many women looking to achieve a better-proportioned appearance, reclaim their previous look after childbirth, or gain more overall confidence, find breast implants to be a wonderful option.
Regardless of their specific reasons, breast augmentation has a long track record of satisfying women’s desires to enhance, regain, and restore balance to their figures. But, of course, each individual woman is unique. What matters is whether the procedure is right for you.
Answering three of the most common questions surgeons receive during patient consultations may bring you one step closer to making this important decision. Continue reading to dive in.
This is the most frequently asked question we get from women who are considering breast augmentation. Although each type has advantages and disadvantages, we have seen patients experience incredible results with both silicone and saline. We always recommend that patients carefully consider the pros and cons for themselves.
Ultimately, the type of breast implant best for you depends on your personal preferences and desired outcome. So doing your research beforehand is critical. If you are fortunate enough to know someone who has had breast augmentation surgery and is willing to share, ask them the following question: what is one thing that you wish you had known before having breast augmentation surgery?
Many who come in for a consult also express concern about whether their implants will look natural. Often, this worry stems from seeing Hollywood celebrities or Sports Illustrated swimsuit models with over-filled implants placed above the muscle. While it may seem strange to many women today, back in the 1990’s, some celebrities and models actually favored this more rounded, plump and “fake” look.
This look has mostly fallen out of favor, especially among women living in the DC Metro area. But it is important to realize that our plastic surgeons are not here to impose any opinion about how you should look. They are here to educate and provide you with the information you need to make the decision that that is best for you right here, right now.
So if you are looking for a more natural shape and profile, fear not! Whenever possible, our highly skilled surgeons place implants under the muscle, which makes the implant less visible; for a helpful diagram, see this article. This approach also means less rippling and creates a more natural look.
Scientists have been studying breast implant safety for decades and research has found no association between breast implants and disease. Contrary to what you may have heard, there is NO difference in safety between saline and silicone breast implants. Both have been found to be safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and there are more approved implant types on the market now than ever.
Exploring answers to these questions is a good place to start on your breast augmentation journey. Looking for more information?
If you live in the Northern Virginia or Washington DC area and are ready to reclaim your confidence, contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation at (703) 893-6168 or submit a form online to request an appointment.
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