Options For Breast Augmentation According to official data, the breast augmentation procedure is one of the most commonly performed nowadays in the United States and all over the world. This means that right this moment, at least one woman is getting the breasts of her dreams. Many people associate breast augmentation with silicone implant surgery, but the reality is that there are multiple options available for patients who desire to undergo a breast augmentation. When it comes to increasing the size of the breasts, the plastic surgeon will discuss the following options, such as: – Breast augmentation with silicone implants – Breast augmentation with saline solution implants – Breast augmentation with fat transfer – Breast augmentation combining implants with fat grafting Silicone implant surgery is probably the most requested for breast augmentation. Silicone implants feel natural and offer natural results. Moreover, they come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, surface texture, and projections. This means that even if personalized implants don’t exist, each patient will have implants that are perfectly fitted and appropriate for her anatomy to achieve the results she desires. Saline implant surgery can be performed as soon as the patient is 18 years old, compared with silicone implants that can be used only after the patient is over 22 years old. Saline solution implants come deflated; just an empty silicone shell filled with saline solution after the surgeon places them in their pockets in the breasts. This means that smaller incisions are required to have saline implants inserted compared to big silicone implants. It is important to know that overfilling or underfilling saline implants can cause aesthetic imperfections that may eventually require revision surgery. Your plastic surgeon will recommend saline or silicone implants depending on the results you want to achieve, as well as your tolerance to scars. A breast augmentation with fat transfer can be performed as a standalone procedure or in combination with breast implant surgery. When this procedure is performed, liposuction is done on donor areas to extract the fat that makes the transfer possible. This means that the patient needs to have an excess of fat in other areas of the body, otherwise the procedure can’t be performed. If you are thin and with no significant adipose tissue, the plastic surgeon might advise you to put on some weight to be able to undergo the procedure. When breast implants and fat transfer are combined for breast augmentation, the results can be superior. Moreover, by using the fat we can correct the shape of the breasts and even make the implants less visible if the patient has little mammary tissue. Before breast augmentation, it is important to be aware of what the options are and get in touch with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon that can help you make the best decision in terms of the most suitable procedure for you.