Everything You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation


Cropped,Shot,Of,Young,Blonde,Woman,In,Pink,Top,After Breast augmentation continues to be a sought-after cosmetic procedure, with an estimated one to two million women opting for the operation. Undergoing a breast augmentation may help you restore your body after childbirth or achieve the self-image you’ve always envisioned.

If you’re thinking about going through this procedure, it’s likely that you’re eager to learn as much as possible. Here is a comprehensive overview of breast augmentation, including the different types of implants available and what to expect during the recovery process.

Types of Breast Implants

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants offer a softer texture that closely resembles natural breast tissue, resulting in an appearance that is more realistic when placed beneath the skin. They can also enhance the overall aesthetics of the breasts, improving their size, shape, and fullness. Silicone implants have a lower chance of causing any surface irregularities, such as dimples or wrinkles on the skin.

Saline Implants

Saline implants are a type of breast implant that consists of a silicone outer shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution. They have a firm texture and a rounded, full appearance. Saline implants provide a greater degree of control when it comes to adjusting the volume and shape of your breasts, and they are also more easily detectable for leaks or ruptures. If your implant were to rupture, there would be no harm caused as saline is easily absorbed by the body.

Form-Stable (Gummy Bear) Implants

Form-stable implants are silicone breast implants that have a firmer gel fill, allowing them to maintain their shape. These implants are commonly referred to as “gummy bear” implants, “teardrop-shaped” implants, or “anatomically shaped” implants.

The implants are crafted with cohesive silicone gel and feature a textured shell that provides enhanced firmness and shape retention. There are two main shapes available for gummy bear implants: round and teardrop.

As with the other types of implants, you can choose from a range of options and sizes to suit your preferences.

The Benefits of a Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a personal choice, and there are several reasons why many women may consider it as their ideal option. Typically, individuals choose this procedure to:

  • Improve confidence
  • Restore breasts after undergoing a mastectomy
  • Fulfill a major part of gender-affirming surgery
  • Regain a youthful appearance
  • Correct breast sagging or volume loss from pregnancy and childbirth

What Is the Recovery for a Breast Augmentation?

The recovery time for breast augmentation can vary from individual to individual, typically requiring 6-8 weeks for a full recovery. On average, patients may experience some discomfort for a period of 2–3 weeks, along with noticeable swelling. Pain medication may be prescribed for about a week or two. Ensuring adequate sleep is crucial for maintaining a strong immune system and promoting a speedy recovery.

Schedule a Consultation for Breast Augmentation in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. David Bogue is an award-winning doctor specializing in cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Schedule a consultation to talk to Dr. Bogue about your breast augmentation options. Call us today at 561-886-1000.


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