Many women elect to have their breasts augmented to balance in their figures, heighten their appreciation of their bodies and increase their self-confidence. Breast Augmentation Michigan is popular and a commonly performed procedure that will add volume to your breasts—leaving you with a curvier and shapelier silhouette.
Types of Breast Implants
Saline breast implants provide consistent shape, firmness and feel. They are filled with sterile salt water. In the rare case that an implant was to leak, the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled from the body.
Silicone breast implants, to the touch, are a little more like natural breasts. The implants are filled with silicone gel. If the implant breaks, the gel will not leak into your body. It will be captured into the implant shell, or perhaps leak into the breast implant pocket.
Form stable breast implants, unlike round saline or silicone implants, swell more at the bottom and taper more at the top of the breast. They maintain their shape even if the implant shell is broken; however, if the shaped implant rotates, the shape of the breast may appear unusual.
Round breast implants are the same shape all over and create a look of fullness. Unlike form stable implants, if the round implant shifts, the breast does not appear to have an unnatural shape.
Textured breast implants work by developing and utilizing scar tissue. The tissue sticks to the implant, making it less likely that the implant will shift within the breast.
The breast augmentation procedure is performed under either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Your physician will discuss with you ahead of time where the incisions will be made—under the arm, under the breast or under the nipple. Where ever the incision, it will be in an inconspicuous area in order to hide any scarring. Implants will then be inserted and properly positioned. The procedure, depending on the type of implant and your body type, will vary from one to two hours.
As you heal, the focus will be on minimizing swelling as well as supporting the breasts. After the procedure, your breasts will be either wrapped in gauze dressings and an elastic bandage or a support bra. You will be able to head home after a few hours. Recovery will take one to two days, though you will have some activity restrictions for the first few weeks You will likely be instructed to wear a support bra day and night for a couple of weeks.