The choice to enhance, reduce or lift your bustline is a very personal one that can dramatically boost your self-esteem. Before going forward with a procedure, it’s wise to consider all of your options and consult with a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Bruce Genter, about which procedure is right for you. Learn more by reading about the three most common breast enhancements and why each one might be right for you.
Breast augmentation is the process of increasing the breast size and improving the breast shape by placing saline or silicone breast implants in the area below the nipples.
Rather than using traditional breast implants, many plastic surgeons are turning to fat grafting to increase breast size, according to a recent study in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
The procedure, which builds upon previous successes and innovations in fat transfer for breast augmentation, involves several weeks of pre-expansion treatment with a bra-like device that uses gentle vacuum pressure to stretch the breast tissue. This allows for more room when the surgeon grafts the fat, which is extracted from another part of the body, such as the thigh. Continue reading
Passing off a trend for larger implants, more patients are choosing to decrease the size of their breast implants for a more natural appearance.
Celebrities who have downsized in recent years allegedly include Denise Richards, Victoria Beckham, Drew Barrymore, and Jordan. Taken together they represent a trend toward breast implants being smaller than was previously fashionable. Continue reading