Breast Augmentation for Beginners

Statistical figures show that most women undergo breast augmentation surgery in their mid 30s. The surgery is one of the most commonly opted ones and has nothing embarrassing or shameful about it. About 94% of total women who have gone for the treatment have received a bigger boost in their self-confidence after the surgery. Although some complications are associated with augmentation like blood loss, bottoming out or capsular contracture, still the surgery is adequately legitimate and provides prominent outcome in about 90% cases. As a beginner, you might face a few common questions while considering augmentation surgery.

Implant type?

You must have heard that there are two basic types on implants- saline and silicone. While the outer shells of both implants are made of silicone, the inner contents vary. Saline implants are filled with sodium chloride solution (sterile salt water) and can get absorbed into the body in case of accidental rupturing. On the other hand, silicone implants come pre-filled with medical grade viscous silicone (used for silicone gel implants) or silicone gel displaying high level of cohesion (used for Gummy bear implants). The silicone implants although give a more naturalistic appearance remain undetectable even after rupture, thus causing detrimental impact on the body. However, the choice of saline or silicone is ultimately yours and not your surgeon’s; remember that!

Plastic Surgeon?

Don’t choose any or every plastic surgeon. Rather go through the surgeon’s profile properly, do a thorough background check and go for the one who has considerable experience in the domain, is board certified and has performed a number of breast augmentation surgeries.


A good surgeon will give you a complete set of preoperative and postoperative instructions, which you need to, follow with utmost attention. Besides, come with someone who can drive you home after the surgery. If all the preoperative and postoperative instructions are followed properly, the risks and complications of the surgery are considerably reduced.

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