Deciding to have any type of cosmetic surgery is a major decision. Breast augmentation, whether for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes, is one of the most popular procedures. However, there are several factors to consider as you decide whether to pursue this type of surgery. Read on to learn whether you are an ideal candidate, what homework you should do before having breast augmentation surgery, and how you can get more information about natural breast augmentation.
Breast Augmentation Options
Patients have the option of either saline or silicone gel implants. Saline implants are described as silicone outer shells filled with sterile salt water or saline. Silicone gel implants are also silicone outer shells but filled with a plastic or silicone gel. There are pros and cons to both options.
Saline implants are typically filled by Dr. Moein after placement which gives him the ability to set the implants exactly where the patient wants them, achieving the best possible results. It’s also important to note that the incision for saline implants is smaller than the one made for silicone implants. Saline implants are considered safer as the body can safely absorb the saline if there is a rupture or leak.
Some believe that silicone implants feel more natural and will opt for this type of implant. However, it’s important to know that these implants can cost about $1,000 more than saline.
What is Natural Breast Augmentation?
With a natural breast augmentation, Dr. Moein will gather fat from the hips, thighs, stomach or flanks and use it to naturally provide a more natural shape for the breast. Candidates for natural breast augmentation should be in good health, have realistic expectations for the procedure, have the desire to achieve a natural look and appearance, and must have enough fat to harvest for the breast augmentation.
Benefits for this procedure include:
- Safety, as it involves no implants and is non-surgical.
- Improved volume and breast shape.
- Fast recovery with no incisions.
- Perfect procedure for patients who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy.
- Improved self-esteem and confidence.
Patients opting for this procedure can expect slight soreness and discomfort which will fade a few days after the procedure. Swelling may also occur and bruising usually subsides within a few weeks.
The Right Medical Team
If you are considering natural breast augmentation, the professionals at Moein Surgical Arts can provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your situation and body type. Dr. Babak Moein, MD, FACS, is one of the very few surgeons in the country that is dual fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery, as well as cosmetic aesthetic and body contouring surgery. He is the only surgeon in Southern California with such qualifications.
This combination of training offers significant advantages to his patients during their assessment and surgical planning and makes Dr. Moein uniquely qualified among his colleagues to meet the cosmetic needs of his patients. The ability to achieve a patient’s cosmetic goals using minimally invasive techniques allows for better decision making on both short-term cosmetic goals and long-term preservation of such changes.
If you are considering natural breast augmentation, visit Moein Surgical Arts today to see a photo gallery, schedule a consultation, see patient testimonials and live chat with a member of the team.