Adults of all ages have breast enlargement for a wide variety of reasons: weight loss, natural asymmetry, a lack of volume, and many others. In fact, this is one of the most popular types of surgery in the UK. Thousands of people have their breasts surgically enlarged with implants every year. But how is breast enlargement surgery performed?
This type of surgery involves a small incision where the breast meets the torso, around the nipple, or at the armpit. An implant is placed in the breast through this incision into a pocket created under the existing breast tissue, under the chest muscle, or a combination of the two. Placement of the implant changes the volume and shape of the breasts.
There are three main types of implants, and two shapes.
Saline implants are a silicone shell filled with a saltwater solution. They are not popular any longer as they feel the least realistic and have a higher rate of complications like rupture or capsular contracture than silicone-filled implants.
Silicone gel implants feel more natural than saline implants.
Highly-cohesive silicone gel implants provide the most natural feel and cannot leak silicone if ruptured because of the firmness of the gel.
As for shape, implants can be round to provide volume equally to the entire breast, or teardrop/anatomically shaped to add volume to the bottom of the breast and provide a very natural-looking result.
The incision used, the placement technique, as well as the type of the implant used all produce a different final result. This means there are hundreds of variations within breast enlargement surgery so your Medbelle surgeon can tailor your procedure to your individual needs and provide you with amazing results.