Breast implants are a common procedure where a prosthesis is utilized to change a person’s breast size, shape, and contour. In reconstructive plastic surgery, breast implants are often used for the restoration of a natural-looking breast or to correct congenital defects or a deformity in the chest wall. They are also frequently used for cosmetic purposes as a way to enhance or enlarge breast appearance, along with breast augmentation surgery.
There are different types of breast implants, with silicone and saline being among the most common. Saline breast implants are comprised of saline water that’s been sterilized. These implants result in a uniform shape, firmness, and feel, and have been approved by the FDA. Structured saline implants share similarities with regular saline implants but also have an inner structure which is intended to make the implant feel more natural. Silicone breast implants are comprised of silicone gel which causes the implant to feel like natural breast tissue.
It can take up to six weeks before a patient should perform any heavy lifting following their augmentation surgery to ensure the breasts heal naturally and safely. Patients may also wish to look into other forms of non-surgical augmentation that have emerged, such as fat transfer augmentation where excess fat from one part of the body is transferred to another area for augmentative or restoration purposes.
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