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What is Breast Augmentation?

Hey, have you ever thought about enhancing your bust size or shape? If so, you’re in the right place. Let’s have a chat about Breast augmentation and how it can make you feel more confident and comfortable in your skin. We’ll break it all down in simple terms and make sure you’ve got all the info you need.

What is Breast Augmentation?

So, what’s breast augmentation? It’s a procedure where surgeons increase or change the shape of your breasts using implants or fat transfer. It’s one of the most performed cosmetic surgeries out there, and women choose it for lots of reasons. Some want to adjust the size after pregnancy, while others might be looking for a confidence boost.

Why Do People Choose Breast Augmentation?

Here’s the deal: everyone has their own reason for choosing this procedure. Some common reasons include:

  • Wanting to have fuller breasts.
  • Balancing out asymmetrical breasts.
  • Restoring breast volume lost from weight loss or pregnancy.
  • Reconstructing the breast after surgery.

It’s all about feeling good in your own skin. If you think breast augmentation will help you feel more confident, it’s definitely worth considering.

Types of Breast Implants

Let’s talk about the types of implants. There are two main kinds of breast implants:

1. Saline Implants

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. They offer a uniform shape, firmness, and feel. If the implant shell leaks, a saline implant will collapse, and the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body.

2. Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. They feel a bit more like natural breast tissue. If the implant leaks, the gel may remain within the implant shell or may escape into the breast implant pocket. If you choose these, you might need to visit your plastic surgeon regularly to ensure the implants are functioning properly.

Choosing Between Them

Choosing between saline and silicone implants comes down to personal choice and what feels best for you. Each type has its pros and cons; your surgeon will help guide you in the decision-making process.

The Procedure

Don’t worry, we promise it sounds much scarier than it is. The actual surgery usually takes between 1 to 2 hours and involves:

  1. Anesthesia: First, you’ll be given anesthesia. This is to ensure you don’t feel any pain during the surgery.
  2. Incision: Your surgeon will make an incision in one of a few places: under the breast, around the nipple, or in the armpit.
  3. Insertion: They’ll then insert the implant either under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue.
  4. Closing: Finally, the incisions are closed up with stitches, skin adhesive, or surgical tape.


Post-surgery, it’s normal to feel some pain and swelling, which usually subside after a few weeks. Here’s a quick look at the recovery process:

  • First week: Rest a lot, and wear a support bra to help with healing.
  • Few weeks in: Avoid strenuous activities and lifting heavy objects.
  • Follow-ups: Regular visits to your surgeon to check healing progress.

Listen to your body. Take your prescribed medications, and don’t rush your recovery.

Risks and Benefits

Like any surgery, there are risks involved. It’s important to weigh these against the benefits:

Potential Risks

  • Implant leakage or rupture.
  • Infection.
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation.
  • Pain.
  • Implant position changes.


  • Improved appearance and self-esteem.
  • Long-lasting results.
  • Safe procedure with a high success rate.

Always chat with your surgeon about the risks and how they can be minimized.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

Finding the right plastic surgeon is crucial. Do your homework! Make sure your surgeon:

  • Is board-certified.
  • Has good reviews from past patients.
  • Makes you feel comfortable and listens to your concerns.


Costs for breast augmentation vary depending on the surgeon, the type of implant, and your location. It’s a good idea to discuss all costs upfront, including surgery, anesthesia, and post-surgery care.


How Long Do Implants Last?

Breast implants don’t last forever. Many need to be replaced after 10-20 years. However, some may last longer with no issues, while others might need to be replaced sooner.

Can I Breastfeed After Augmentation?

Many women can breastfeed after getting implants. However, it depends on the type of surgery and where the implants are placed. Discuss this with your surgeon if it’s a concern.

Will There Be Scars?

There will be small scars, but they usually fade over time and can be hidden well with good surgical techniques.

What’s the Difference Between a Breast Lift and Augmentation?

A breast lift involves removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to raise the breasts. Augmentation increases size. Sometimes, both procedures are done together.

Final Thoughts

Breast augmentation is a personal decision and can be a great option if you’re looking to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. Always consult with a qualified surgeon, consider all factors, and do what feels right for you.

Considering this procedure? Reach out, we’d love to answer any questions and guide you through the process!

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