All women want to have a feminine and sexy figure! For most women, this is a part of their identity that they want to preserve throughout their lives. And accordingly, there are a wide range of choices to consider, including surgical and nonsurgical options. Every day, we’re bombarded with ads and posts featuring push-up bras, breast enhancing devices, fat transfer, breast implants, and more. But, as you are aware, being informed is your best way to obtain the results you want, while avoiding gimmicks that never deliver on their promises. In this post, I will help you understand what’s hype and what’s truth in breast enhancement alternatives.
As an insider, I will share the surgical secrets behind the best, lasting breast enhancement techniques. With these breast enhancement tips, you will know how to spot false advertising and make the right choice. Here are some facts you should know:
4 Common Breast Enhancement Options
- BRAS: There are millions of bras on the market that can make the breasts appear fuller. Although this is a temporary technique, it can be useful in some circumstances. Some women love the ability to add volume whenever they choose, but reality kicks in when they remove the bra and lose the push-up effect. For a more permanent solution, one has to consider a surgical solution.
- SUCTION DEVICES: You read that right…believe it or not, there are devices on the market that promise enlargement of breasts. The most known about suction device needs to be worn for 10 hours a day for 10 weeks on the breasts. As of yet, the FDA has not issued a statement regarding its efficacy and has categorized it as an unregulated device.
- FAT TRANSFER: Wouldn’t it be great if you could remove your own fat from unwanted areas, and place it directly into your breasts? Well, that option really exists! This option has been used by surgeons for several decades and has proven to be very effective if done properly. Not everyone is a candidate but it is a great, minimally-invasive technique to enhance your bust with your own tissue.
- IMPLANTS: There are thousands of different implants available in the US. The three best known companies that manufacture safe implants are Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra. Many companies have advertisements using words like Saline, Silicone, MemoryGel, Gummy Bear, Tear Drop, etc. The type of implant that is best for you needs to be determined depending on your anatomy, your individual needs, and what is possible for you. Thus, visiting with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will help you decide what is best and safe for your body.
About Breast Implant Surgery
As a Houston plastic surgeon, I deal with two of the items above, fat transfers and implants, helping women achieve the body contours they want through plastic surgery of the breasts. This is one of the most popular procedures at Azul Plastic Surgery, and I know how transformative this type of surgery can be for a woman, boosting her confidence and outlook.
If you’ve ever studied breast implant before and after images, you might wonder how it’s done when there is no apparent scar. Breast implants can be placed from your arm pit, belly button, nipple, or bra line. They can be placed over your pectoralis muscle, or under. If you’re considering breast augmentation, you need to visit an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Together, you can discuss your goals and decide what is best and safest for your body.
Every patient is unique, with a different physical makeup and a very personal idea of what kind of outcome they want. The most important part of a breast augmentation is not the newest name, shortest surgical time, or other gimmick – but that all options are thoroughly discussed with each patient so that they can experience the best, long term results.
Don’t jump into this decision blindly. It is very important to realize that the cheapest price and quickest techniques for a breast augmentation often result in unsatisfactory and short term results that may require multiple (and expensive) revision surgeries. You want to be certain that you’ve chosen a plastic surgeon who listens, communicates clearly, and is willing to take the time to help you reach YOUR goals.
Good luck on your research and I hope that these Insider Tips on Breast Augmentation help you make the correct decision for you.
Azul Jaffer MD
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Medical Director of Plastic Surgery at Azul Plastic Surgery