Who should have it done?
This procedure is most suitable for women who have small, underdeveloped breasts, breasts which are asymmetric (one smaller than the other), or breasts which have decreased in size after a woman has had children. It is also suitable for women who feel they should have bigger breasts to give them a proportionate figure. Implants may also be used to reconstruct breasts after mastectomy.
Breast Augmentation is a highly individualized procedure- one that you should choose to undergo to fulfill your own desire for enhanced breast size, not the desire of others.
How old should you be before you can have an augmentation?
Adult woman of any age can benefit from breast augmentation, however it is recommended that breasts be fully developed.
How are breasts enlarged?
Implants made of medical grade, bio-compatible silicon are used for augmentation. The outer shell is made of either textured or smooth silicon with saline, silicon gel or cohesive silicon gel as its content. The saline and silicon gel implants have a higher risk of leaking and subsequently deflating. The cohesive gel silicon implants are semisolid in consistency and retain its shape even if cut open. The surface of the implants may be smooth or textured. The smooth surfaced implants are more mobile, while the textured are likely to be restricted in mobility, as the tissues grip the surface better. The advantage of cohesive gel implants is that they can be shaped like a breast, which is why they are called as anatomical implants.