Breast implants or breast augmentation is a common plastic surgery procedure. Although the reasons vary, women who are unhappy with the size, shape and firmness of their breasts may choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery. Using breast implants filled with silicone gel or saline (saltwater solution), our experienced plastic surgeon can produce the look and feel of breasts you desire. With our Albuquerque Breast Implants breast augmentation, you can look and feel younger and wear the clothes you’ve always wanted to show off.
The ideal candidates for breast augmentation are women who are in good health, close to their ideal body weight, and moderately physically fit. A breast augmentation is accomplished under general anesthesia. For specific information or for any questions about the breast implant or augmentation procedures, feel free to contact Dr. Chen for a personalized evaluation.
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S. Each year about 300,000 women undergo this procedure. I generally place the implants under the muscle layer because of the following reasons:
- less chance of palpable implant edges
- less sagging with time
- less chance of capsule contracture
- easier for future mammagram
I use the under-the-crease incisions. They result in very inconspicuous scars and will minimize capsule contracture. I do not use drainage tubes for breast augmentation. With the silicone implants available, there are more choices than ever. I was often asked to explain the differences between the two. In short, I summarize them as follows:
|Age||any||22 years and older|
|Feel||fair to very good||softer, particularly in thin women|
|Detection of Rupture||easy||FDA recommend MRI scan|
|Average Size Women||reasonable||reasonable|
|Very Thin Women||fair||better|
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