Cosmetic breast surgery has given women the opportunity to change the shape and size of their breasts. The surgical methods have improved over the years and the procedures are not as invasive as they were before.
There are many women who have undergone breast augmentation and have silicone or saline implants.
If you decide to have breast augmentation the surgeon you choose will help you decide which type of augmentation is best for you.
There are 4 types of breast augmentation depending on the area the incision is made in.
Inframammary breast augmentation– it is the most common incision of all. The incision is made in the lower area of the breast where the breast meets the chest. The scar can be covered even by a small bathing suite.
Periareolar breast augmentation– this type of augmentation is also common and the incision is made where the areola (the colored skin around the nipples) meets the skin. The incision is usually a semi-circle in the lower part of the areola.
Axillary breast augmentation– the incision is made in the armpit. This type of incision can be made with or without an endoscope.
Trans-Umbilical breast augmentation – this type of procedure is not very frequent. The implant is introduced through the belly button with the help of an endoscope.
Like any other surgical procedure risks are involved. Many changes caused to the breast after augmentation are not reversible. If you choose or you have to remove an implant the breast might have dimpling, wrinkles or may not be able to produce milk after giving birth.
Make sure you chose an experienced surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or if in Canada the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and which operates only in accredited medical facilities.