Cosmetic surgery is a great way to safely get the appearance that you have always wanted. Cosmetic procedures have undergone advancements to ensure that there are minimal incision and scarring but that the results are satisfactory. There are a wide variety of procedures that are performed on the face and body to get rid of sagging skin and to tighten muscles in order to give you an appealing appearance.
Abdominoplasty is performed to tighten the abdominal muscles and get rid of sagging skin. The breast augmentation procedure is performed to increase the size and volume of the breast. The breast lift is carried out to raise sagging breasts and give them a youthful shape. Dr. Briggs is a specialist in cosmetic breast procedures and he has sharpened these skills over the years to give patients excellent results.
Why A Breast Augmentation Is Needed
A breast augmentation is performed in order to increase the size of small breasts. It is performed to bring back the volume of breasts when they deflate due to aging or pregnancy. The procedure is also performed to even out breasts that are not of the same size or shape and to give a normal shape to tuberous breasts.
Before undergoing a breast augmentation, patients are required to quit smoking and to stop using recreational drugs. The procedure should be performed in an accredited surgical facility or in a hospital. This can only take place if you use a board certified surgeon like Dr. Patrick Briggs. When the procedure is performed in a hospital or an accredited facility, you will be in safe hands in case of a complication.
Types Of Implants
The implants that are used during breast augmentation are the silicone or saline implants. Both types of implants are made from a silicone shell but the fill is different. Silicone implants are filled with a high or low cohesive gel. The high cohesive gel offers you a firm feel while the low cohesive one offers you a soft feel. The implants have a feel and texture like that one of natural breasts and the implant does not collapse when it leaks.
Saline implants are filled with a salt solution but they do not have a natural breast feel. They instead have a firm feel and they are more likely to wrinkle and ripple. These implants collapse once they leak. The water is absorbed into the body without posing any harm.
Choosing The Right Implant Size
Getting the right size of breast implants is one of the most important aspects of having a successful breast augmentation. There are various aspects that need to be considered in order to settle on the best implant size. The body frame of the patient, the amount of breast tissue present, the elasticity of the skin and the diameter of the chest wall all have to be considered. This information helps to get the right implant size so that the limits of your breast tissue are not exceeded. A breast implant that is too large can lead to the damage of breast tissue which can sometimes be irreversible.
The breast tissue needs to be accurately measured in order to reach the optimal implant size. Sometimes the optimal size may fall in between two implant sizes so that either the smaller or larger implant can be used. Dr. Patrick Briggs plastic surgeon Perth will also consider the preferred implant size of the patient and will advise you on the risks of using an implant that may not be the best size for you. Sometimes the implant size may need to be changed during surgery if the skin is not able to stretch enough to accommodate the implant size that was agreed upon.