What Are Some Of The Most Recent Trends In Breast Augmentation?

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What Are Some Of The Most Recent Trends In Breast Augmentation?

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Although breast augmentation has been one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for many years, there are a number of new trends in this field due to exciting advancements in medical technology.

“Gummy bear” Implants

“Gummy bear” implants are textured, cohesive silicone gel implants that retain their shape, reducing the risk of wrinkling or rippling. Thus, the results look and feel natural, as the thicker silicone gel is anatomically shaped, mimicking the natural curve and shape of the breast. Although silicone implants have been utilized for three decades, “gummy bear” implants represent a significant development in this technology as the interior silicone contains more crosslinking, enabling it to retain its teardrop shape and push out on the lower breast pole. As a result of their robustness, they deliver long-lasting results, with a rupture rate of just 2.6 percent over nine years.

Under The Muscle Technique

In order to achieve the most natural results, sub-pectoral placement, an under-the-muscle technique, is now frequently used for breast augmentation. Using this technique, a breast pocket is carefully created below the muscle, which allows the implant to be placed with superior precision and helps ensure that it is hidden beneath the breast tissue and partly under the pectoral muscle. Covering the upper portion of the implant with this extra layer of tissue reduces visible rippling which is important for thin patients with minimal breast tissue and fat.

In addition, this technique often results in less scarring and has been linked with lower rates of capsular contracture. In some cases, where sufficient tissue is present, and implant can be well-camouflaged in the sub-mammary position as well. Your surgeon will talk with you about your anatomy and specific benefits for placement.

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Subtle, Natural Results

Another trend in breast augmentation is the desire for subtle, natural results. In fact, many individuals are opting to remove larger implants in favor of smaller, more natural implants. While many women still hope to enhance their appearance through breast augmentation, they are seeking a look that is proportionate to their figure, often requesting a one-cup size increase. For many women, this change is a result of their focus on maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, a petite figure or plans to prevent the long-term negative impact of larger implants, such as poor posture or back pain.

Breast Lifts

Many patients, particularly those over forty, who have had multiple pregnancies, now opt for a breast lift in combination with their breast augmentation. While implants placed over the muscle can help fill out sagging breasts, often lowered nipple position, stretch skin or significant sagging of the breasts also necessitate a breast lift.

Fat Transfer Augmentation

In addition to traditional breast augmentation procedures, fat transfer breast augmentation is gaining popularity due to its ability to transfer unwanted fat from areas such as the hips or thighs, to the breasts. While this procedure, which involves harvesting fat through liposuction before injecting it into the breasts, can naturally improve the breast’s shape, it often only increases a patient’s cup size by ½. Thus, it is best for patients hoping for a very subtle enhancement or targeted contour corrections.

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