Breast aesthetics, also known as breast augmentation or breast enhancement surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves increasing the size, shape, or symmetry of the breasts using implants or fat transfer.
Breast augmentation with implants involves placing silicone or saline implants behind the breast tissue or chest muscle to increase the size and enhance the shape of the breasts. The procedure can be done using various incision techniques, including through the armpit, around the areola, or under the breast fold. The implants come in different sizes, shapes, and textures, and patients can choose the type of implant that best suits their goals and body type.
Fat transfer breast augmentation involves using liposuction to remove fat from other areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, or hips, and injecting the fat into the breasts to increase their size and enhance their shape. This procedure is typically recommended for patients who want a more natural-looking result and have enough fat to transfer.
Breast aesthetics can also involve breast lift surgery, which involves lifting and reshaping the breasts to improve their contour and address sagging or drooping. The procedure can be done using various techniques, including incisions around the areola, down to the breast crease, or vertically from the areola to the breast crease.
As with any surgical procedure, breast aesthetics carries risks and potential complications, including bleeding, infection, and changes in sensation. It’s important for patients to discuss the risks and benefits of breast aesthetics with a qualified healthcare provider and to carefully follow all pre- and post-operative instructions to minimize the risk of complications.