Breast enlargement continues to be as popular as ever, as more women wish to change the appearance of their breasts. However, women desiring breast enhancement are often not sure what different methods are available for breast augmentation.
Why Breast augmentation
Breast augmentation is done to add volume to breasts and improve body contours. The breasts are augmented with the use of implants that are made of silicone or saline. Some women do it because they hate their naturally small breasts, while others want to correct the deflation caused by weight loss, pregnancy, or aging.
There are several methods available for breast augmentation, the 3 most common are:
- Inframammary Method. This technique involves making an incision in the inframammary fold, and inserting the breast implant. The surgeon will first create a pocket into which the breast implant is placed. The inframammary fold is the natural crease at the bottom of the breast, where it meets the chest wall.
- Trans-Umbilical Method also known as Trans-umbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA). With this technique the breast implant is introduced via an incision made in the umbilicus or navel. The implant is then moved tothe desired position above the chest muscle. There are no scars on the breast, and less downtime with this method.
- Periareolar Method. The breast implant is inserted through an incision made around the areola. The areola is the darker area of skin surrounding the nipple. The scar from this incision is very inconspicuous after surgery.
Patients should be aware that there are pros and cons associated with each breast augmentation technique, and these should be discussed with your plastic surgeon before undergoing surgery.
Clients in Beverly Hills, CA, can contact the offices of Dr. Leif Rogers, to learn more about these breast augmentation methods.
Call (310) 860-8915 today to schedule a consultation.