Breast augmentation is perhaps the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure done in the U.S. There were over 350,000 breast augmentations done in 2007. Also referred to as augmentation mammoplasty, the breast augmentation Salt Lake City surgeons perform involves the use of implants to fulfill a patient’s desire for fuller and natural looking breasts.
The goal of the operation is to provide symmetry and proportion to the female torso. A large portion of breast augmentation patients have had pregnancies with subsequent breast feeding, which often leaves a deficit in breast volume. A breast augmentation is a very nice way of correcting that problem restoring the patient back to a normal and feminine body image. The breast augmentation can be accomplished either using a saline implant or a silicone implant. Each option has advantages.
• Saline Breast Implants – Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. They are filled at the time of the surgical procedure and they require smaller incisions compared to silicone implants. One of the advantages of saline implants is the lower risk of silent rupture. Also, deflation is easier to determine and more noticeable when it comes to saline implants.
• Silicone-Filled Breast Implants – Silicone implants are filled with cohesive silicone gel and are pre-filled, requiring a longer incision during implant placement.