If you are unhappy about your small breasts or, like me, you are disappointed with deflated breasts after breastfeeding, check out these surgical procedures recommended by plastic surgeons to safely enhance your breast size and shape.
When it comes to surgery, your safety is of utmost importance. Select a fully accredited plastic surgeon, who specialises in breast cosmetic surgery and reconstruction. You should choose a surgeon you feel comfortable discussing your preferences with, to ensure you achieve your aesthetic breast goals.
Breast Augmentation With Implants
The high level of patient satisfaction from breast augmentation is clearly the reason why it is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. “Breast implants have come a long way to the current day 6th generation implants,” explains Dr Chia Hui Ling, female plastic surgeon from the prestigious SW1 Clinic in Singapore, who specializes in breast enhancement surgeries and breast reconstruction. Dr Chia added that the latest features of 6th generation Motiva breast implants, are built in to improve how the implants integrate into your body, reducing the risk of capsular contracture, or tissue hardening after breast augmentation.
Recently, those seeking breast augmentation are wary of the link found between breast implants and BIA-ALCL, or breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The risk of BIA-ALCL is higher in macro-textured implants, which Dr Chia advises against. She recommends opting for smooth and nanotextured implants whenever possible.
Natural Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
Fat grafting to the breasts is getting increasingly popular as a breast enhancement procedure. Removing your own fat from where it is less desired, and transferring this fat to the breasts is a dream come true for many. There are a few criteria though. Breast fat transfer is not possible if you are overly slim, or if you are looking at a large increase in breast size. In this case, implants would be a better option to reach your breast goals.
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Hybrid Breast Augmentation
“There is a rising trend in my practice for hybrid breast augmentation, where I combine fat transfer with breast implants,” says Dr Chia. This specialized technique has a few perks:
- Allows the surgeon to use smaller implants to achieve larger breasts sizes. In general, using smaller implants are safer than using larger ones.
- Gives more natural looking and softer feeling breasts.
- Creates a narrower cleavage than what implants alone can achieve.
- Effectively addresses asymmetry or breast unevenness from previous surgeries.
- Fat can be harvested from areas where you desire contouring
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A Final Word Of Caution…
DO NOT go for breast fillers – they are banned in many countries, notorious for their ill effects such as misshapen breasts, filler migration, high infection risk and skin complications.