Breast augmentation or a “boob job” is the most popular plastic surgery performed according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery or ASPS. A breast augmentation restores volume to your breast with typically an implant. Breast implants are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have been since 1976 and were introduced to the US in 1962. There are few different types of breast implants on the market today. There are saline breast implants, silicone breast implants as well as ‘gummy bear’ or shaped silicone implants available today.
Saline breast implants are filled with salt water. If a saline implant is to leak, then it would deflate, and the body would absorb the saline. The shape of saline implants is only round.
Silicone breast implants are made of silicone gel. These implants feel more like natural breast tissue versus saline breast implants. If silicone implant is to leak the gel remains within its shell. Silicone implants come in either round or shaped or gummy bear silicone implants. The gummy bear breast implants are made of silicone gel but are a little thicker feeling than the round silicone implants. The gummy bear implants are tapered at the top and a little fuller at the bottom more similar to a natural breast or tear drop.
All implants come in different widths, heights and projections. At your consultation with Dr. Chad Robbins he will measure to make sure the implant chosen for you fits your chest wall nicely to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Following your breast augmentation surgery, you will be wrapped in a bandage that will stay in place for 3 days. After removing the bandage, you may shower and then will wear a sports bra for 6 weeks following your surgery. You may resume normal physical activities after 3 weeks. Pain following surgery is worse the first 3 days, but then tends to subside as time goes on.
At Robbins Plastic Surgery we strive to provide the best quality care for our patients. Dr. Chad Robbins is a board-certified plastic surgeon and was voted Nashville’s Best Nip and Tuck Doctor by the Nashville Scene. Call today for a consultation to see if a breast augmentation is right for you. Our consultations are informative, and we take the time to answer your questions and listen to your concerns. Check us out at www.robbinsplasticsurgery.com! It’s never too late.