Let’s Talk Breast Augmentation
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a way for a person to discover new confidence as a result of upgrading the appearance of their breast. During augmentation, breasts can be enlarged and reshaped with the use of implants or fat transfer. Furthermore, breast augmentation is not a substitute for a breast lift or mastopexy.
Over twenty million people receive breast augmentation surgeries annually. In brief, Dr. Benjamin Lam is an experienced surgeon who practices, safe, simple and effective methods.
Recovery from breast augmentation often surprises patients. Usually, patients are able to return to work within 5 days, and non-impact activity can resume within one week.
A complimentary consultation can be scheduled with Dr. Benjamin Lam to discuss your goals regarding cosmetic surgery. This will help to address questions about the procedure like the location of incisions or the type of implants you will receive.
Types of Breast Implants
Breast augmentation is completed using fat transfer or one of the two main types of implants. Namely, silicone implants and saline implants.
Silicone implants are filled with a medical-grade silicone gel. Silicone implants have a feeling that the resembles natural breast tissue in comparison to saline implants.
Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution. These implants tend not to feel like natural breast tissue in the way that silicone implants can. Specifically, saline implants do have the advantage of being filled once in place, requiring a smaller incision than a larger silicone implant.
There are two newer implant options that differ slightly from the traditional silicone and saline implants.
Gummy Bear Implants are silicone implants that are made of a highly cohesive silicone gel. The gel used will not move beyond its shell, even if the implant were to be cut in half. Gummy bear implants are not round, in shape, but made in a teardrop shape.
The “Ideal” Implant is a brand name for a saline implant that is constructed using a different method. Ideal Implants are constructed using a series of nested shells. They consist of two pockets that hold a saline solution. This construction method makes saline implants have a feel comparable to natural breast tissue and silicone implants.
Breast implants can rupture, requiring revision surgery. In the event that a silicone implant was to rupture, the silicone gel tends to stay within the implant shell rather than filling the breast pocket.
Who is a Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is an option for anyone looking to increase their current breast size or correct breast symmetry. This is for a person looking to increase their breast volume that can be lost after pregnancy or following a significant weight loss.
Prior to the procedure, Dr. Lam will discuss important things like implant choice, incision locations, and implant placement. This ensures the best result for your body and aesthetic.
THE “TEAM LAM DIFFERENCE”
- We supply individualized care by Dr. Benjamin Lam and Team Lam
- Dr. Lam is a highly skilled surgeon with expertise in breast augmentation techniques
- Dr. Lam matches the best procedure for each patient to achieve optimal results
- We provide affordable realistic expectations
- You can expect a friendly, comfortable and confidential patient experience with Lam Plastic Surgery
Dr. Benjamin Lam proudly provides services for patients in Pennsylvania from Doylestown, Langhorne, Newtown, New Hope, Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Contact Dr. Lam today at (855) 702-8600 or fill out a Contact Form here.