The latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) tell us that breast augmentation is the second most popular type of plastic surgery, right behind liposuction. In 2011, 31 percent of all breast augmentation procedures were performed using saline implants while 69 percent were performed with silicone implants. Silicone implants have become widely accepted around the globe, and a newer version – coined ‘gummy bear’ implants – is an emerging trend.
Sagging or drooping breasts can easily be corrected with the breast lift, a surgical procedure where the surgeon lifts up and removes excess tissue to reposition the breasts. But should you get implants along with the breast lift? Many board-certified plastic surgeons do recommend a combination procedure because the loss of skin elasticity cannot be corrected with breast implants alone. While larger implants can create some fullness, the skin may not retract enough and the breasts can still end up sagging and drooping.
The mommy makeover is still one of the most sought-after procedure packages at many plastic and cosmetic surgery centers around the country. New moms who are eager to get their pre-baby bodies back can undergo a series of procedures that will get rid of the excess body fat accumulated from pregnancy, restore their breasts to a perkier position, and even tighten the abs and midsection if needed. The Southern Surgical Arts Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee offers a Mommy Makeover “Plus” package that includes common procedures as well as vaginal rejuvenation surgery.
You’ll see results right after your breast augmentation procedure but you might be wondering, how long will they last? Most women with breast implants enjoy the fact that they can wear swimsuits and low-cut tops with confidence. However, it’s important to remember that these results are not permanent. If you gain or lose weight, experience some significant hormonal changes, or you live a very active lifestyle, you may need to undergo a breast lift or get a new set of implants.
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