Breast augmentation or the use of breast implants has become quite common and popular in today’s culture. It is a form of plastic surgery that enhances the size and the look of the breasts. Due to the increased demand of having the ‘perfect’ body, women are opting for breast augmentation more and more. There was a time when breast augmentation was thought as a taboo subject, but nowadays, with celebrities and other leading people are going for breast augmentation, a lot of the taboo has been lifted from it. Still people have misgivings about it as they don’t know the pros and cons of breast augmentation. Even with some apprehensions and not having the complete information about breast implants, the frequency with which people are opting for it is amazing. Here we take a look at the pros and cons of breast augmentation so that you can make an informed decision.
REASONS FOR GETTING BREAST IMPLANTS
There are a number of reasons that compel women to get breast implants. These reasons include, but are not limited to, having a curvy body, having a more attractive silhouette, getting their pre-pregnancy body back, looking good without clothes, looking good with clothes, attracting the opposite sex, looking good to yourself, and others. No matter what the reason, it is one of the few surgical procedures that has a high satisfaction rate. Some studies quote the rate to be 98%. Not only do you achieve a higher sense of femininity but you also enhance your confidence.
Whether you want to have breast augmentation or not is only one decision that you have to make during your journey; there are more decisions waiting for you like what sort of implant types do you want and what is the size of the implants and the incision placement, among others.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF IMPLANTS
If you have done your research and you know what you are getting yourself into, breast augmentation can be the best decision that you have made. One of the things that you really need to consider is the type of implants that you want for yourself. We recommend that once you find out all you can about the implant types, you go to your plastic surgeon and discuss them with him or her in details so that you know which one works for you.
Here are some of the implant types that you can work with:
Regular Silicone Gel Implants
These are your everyday silicone filled breast implants. Regular Silicone Gel implants are FDA approved to be used for the purpose of breast augmentation in women who are above the age of 22. Not only that, surgeons can also use them for any breast reconstruction purpose if they want. If you compare silicone gel implants with their saline counterparts, you will find out that the silicone gel implants feel more real than saline implants.
Highly Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants
These implants are filled with a form of highly cohesive silicone gel. That is the reason why they fell much thicker and more firm than regular silicone gel implants. They are also called gummy bear implants or form stable implants. Since they are much thicker and more firm than the average silicone gel, they produce better results and give more satisfaction to the patient. This is the reason why they are more popular than regular silicone gel implants.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants, as the name suggests, are filled with sterile saltwater. For women who want a ‘Baywatch’ kind of look that gives them a higher degree of upper pole fullness as well as projection, saline breast implants are the ideal choice. Not only that women who, for some reason, don’t want silicone implants but still want breast augmentation can opt for this type of implants. Even though they give a natural look, they are not as popular as their silicone counterparts.
Pros of Breast Implants
Now that you know the type of breast implants that you can choose from, you should also know the pros and cons of breast augmentation surgery. Here is what you need to know:
One of the benefits of breast augmentation that women have is that they can get rid of any physical flaws that they might have with their breasts. These can include unevenness, nipple abnormalities, and other deformities. Breast augmentation increases the size of the breasts as well as improves the appearance.
You might think that most women get breast augmentation to attract the opposite sex, but the truth is that a lot of women choose to go through this surgery because they themselves are not comfortable with their breasts. Once they get breast augmentation, they can finally have the breasts that they wanted and this would greatly increase their self-image and boost their confidence.
Safe and Fast
The procedure is completely safe and very quick. You don’t even need to stay overnight at the hospital.
Cons of Breast Implants
Unwanted Health Risks
Surgery, no matter how simple or fast it is, is still a surgery. There might be complications and something might not go the way you wanted it to go. There is also the risk of scarring and bruising as well as inflammation.
This is a common side effect of breast augmentation. You can lose the sensations in the nipples as well as the surrounding areas.
What it finally comes down to is your own preference. If you think that the risks are worth it then you should definitely get the breast implants that you want. There are a lot of benefits that you can avail.