The Benefits of Breast Augmentation

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Posted: January 2, 2023
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Breast enhancement surgery continues to be a popular plastic surgery option. In fact, plastic surgeons completed 365,000 breast augmentation procedures in 2021. The popularity of breast implant surgery is due to the many benefits of breast augmentation.

This article will review the top seven breast augmentation benefits, such as improved self-esteem and better clothing options. We'll also look at the types of breast implants and the traits of a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery.

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What Are Breast Implants?

A breast implant is a prosthesis a plastic surgeon places under a person's chest muscles or tissues to alter the look of the person's breasts.

Silicone and saline implants are both available. The main difference between the two is the material that fills the implants.

Silicone implants contain a silicone gel pre-filled by the manufacturer to the surgeon's exact specifications. They can have a more natural feel and look than saline implants.

Another type of silicone implant is the "gummy bear" implant. This prosthesis has a thicker, more cohesive gel than standard silicone implants.

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water by the surgeon during breast enhancement surgery. This allows for more precise volume adjustments.

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8 Benefits of Breast Augmentation

The benefits of breast implants extend beyond having perkier breasts. The primary benefits of breast augmentation include:

1. Improved Self-Esteem

Many women's confidence takes a hit when they have misshapen or smaller breasts. That lack of self-esteem can affect every facet of their lives. But breast implant surgery can give women a new lease on life.

2. Long-Lasting Results

Your breast implants are guaranteed for your lifetime. If one ever ruptures, you'll receive a new one at no cost.

3. More Symmetrical Breasts

Natural breast symmetry is uncommon. Most women have slightly asymmetrical breasts. But the difference is more pronounced for some. Breast enhancement surgery can make a crucial difference for those with severely asymmetrical breasts. The procedure will correct uneven breasts, giving them the same size and shape.

4. Increased Volume and Curves

Significant weight loss or pregnancy often results in flat or saggy breasts. Similar changes can also occur as women age. Breast enhancement surgery can restore volumes and curves, providing a more voluptuous, youthful look.

5. Gap Reduction Between Breasts

Some women have an unsightly gap between their breasts. Breast implant surgery can remove this gap and provide full cleavage.

6. Enhanced Sex Lives

The benefits of breast implants include more than the look and feel of the breasts themselves. Women who have undergone breast augmentation surgery report an improved sex life and increased sexual satisfaction.

7. Better Clothing Options

Women with flat or small breasts often have difficulties finding clothes that fit correctly. After breast enhancement surgery, they can take advantage of a wider array of flattering styles.

8. Post-Surgery Benefits

Breast augmentation can also benefit women who have undergone a mastectomy or trauma. Breast enhancement surgery helps them regain their breasts' previous look and feel.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Surgery?

You must be a good candidate for breast implant surgery to reap breast augmentation benefits. A consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon is crucial in determining if breast enhancement surgery is right for you. During the consultation, you'll discuss your expectations, concerns and goals. A good candidate for this procedure will:

  • Have realistic expectations
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Not smoke
  • Not have breast cancer or precancerous breast tissue
  • Have fully developed breasts

Consult With Dr. Adam Basner About Your Breast Implant Surgery

Now that you know the benefits of breast augmentation, you're ready for the next step: a consultation with Dr. Adam Basner about your breast implant surgery. Recognized as a Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine, he is the board-certified Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Sinai Hospital. Dr. Basner has extensive experience with breast enhancement and breast lift surgery and is ready to discuss your goals. Call 410-616-3000 today to schedule a consultation.

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