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What is Breast Augmentation?

What is Breast Augmentation?Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that is designed to enhance the shape and size of a woman’s breasts, typically through the placement of an implant behind each breast. 

This procedure is known clinically as augmentation mammoplasty and is undertaken for cosmetic reasons, such as adding volume to disproportionately small breasts, restoring balance to asymmetrical breasts, or simply creating a more sensuous body shape.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides breast implant surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding communities. 

Individualized Options in Breast Augmentation

A key reason for the widespread popularity of breast augmentation is that the procedure can easily be personalized to the patient’s specific goals. Women seeking breast enhancement have various options to choose from, offering them great control over the results. These options include the following:

Type of Breast Implant

At present, women in the US can choose between saline, silicone, and form-stable, ultra-cohesive silicone gel (informally called “gummy bear”) implants. 

Placement of Breast Implant 

Breast implants can be inserted in pockets created either in front of the pectoral muscle, right behind the breast tissue (the submammary or subglandular placement technique), or underneath the pectoral muscle (the submuscular placement technique). 

Incision Locations

Breast implants may be placed through transaxillary incisions (in the armpit), inframammary incisions (just beneath the crease at the base of the breast), or periareolar incisions (along the border of the lower half of the areola). 

Breast implant shape, size, profile, and texture can also be customized. Every decision a woman makes about her breast augmentation cosmetic surgery will impact her overall result. 

Why Choose Breast Augmentation?

The most common reasons for seeking breast augmentation include the following:

  • Creates a better proportion between the breasts and the rest of the body
  • Enhances symmetry between differently shaped or sized breasts
  • Appear more appealing and feminine
  • Restore fullness to the breasts following pregnancy, nursing, or weight loss
  • Addresses congenital deformities in one or both breasts
  • Enhances confidence and self-image
  • Adds fullness to breasts that did not develop sufficiently after puberty, a condition known as micromastia

Benefits of Silicone Implants

A key benefit of silicone implants is that they appear and feel very similar to natural breasts, much more so compared to saline implants. Therefore, they are a popular choice for slimmer women or those who seek reconstructive breast surgery. 

Benefits of Saline Breast Implants

A significant benefit of saline implants is their safety. Saline is a sterile solution of water and salt. In the event of any leakage, the body can absorb the solution without any damaging effects. 

Cosmetic Improvements with Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation using breast implants enhances the body shape of a woman by reshaping the bust line, increasing breast size, offering a more sensuous figure. Some women may feel that their bust line is disproportionate due to small breasts, creating an overall body shape that lacks balance. 

Breast enhancement can add curves and definition to the body shape for an appearance that is more conventionally appealing. Breast implants are available in various sizes and shapes, enabling cosmetic surgeons to choose the right implants to allow the patient to accomplish their desired breast size.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Offices in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.

Serving patients in Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.

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