Breast enhancement is a popular plastic surgery procedure, with many options for women to choose from to get just the look they want. At Kovanda Plastic Surgery, Dr. Christopher Kovanda is experienced in all types of breast augmentation techniques, to ensure his patients get the best possible results from their procedures. Before you schedule your initial consultation, it is helpful to know your various choices in implants and procedures to determine which option will work the best for your specific concerns and desired outcome.
Saline implants are approved for patients age 18 and over. These implants consist of a silicone shell that is filled with a sterile saline solution once the implants are placed in the breast tissue. Saline continues to be a popular choice for some women, due to the ability to customize their size and the slightly lower cost over other types of implants.
Silicone implants have been approved by the FDA for use in patients age 21 and over. Implants also consist of a silicone shell, which is pre-filled with a gel-like silicone substance. Silicone implants come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and profiles to accommodate nearly every body size and shape. Women tend to like these implants because they look and feel more like natural breast tissue and risk of complications like breast rippling is reduced.
Cohesive Gel Implants
Also known as “gummy bear” implants, these relatively new silicone implants have a firmer texture similar to the gummy bear candy. In addition to looking and feeling like natural breast tissue, cohesive gel implants have the ability to maintain their shape even if they are ruptured. Like other silicone implants, gummy bear implants come in various sizes, shapes and profiles to ensure the best possible results for each patient.
One of the newest techniques in breast augmentation is known as autologous fat transfer. During this procedure, liposuction is first used to remove unwanted pockets of fat from an area of the body like the abdomen, hips or thighs. The harvested fat is then purified and prepared for injection into the breasts to produce additional size and fullness. Fat transfer is considered a natural, permanent method of breast enhancement and the added body sculpting benefit is quickly making this procedure a popular one in our Edina practice.
There are many choices in breast augmentation today, designed to give you customized results that will look both natural and beautiful. To learn more about breast augmentation, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Kovanda today at 855-337-4367.