A breast augmentation can enhance your natural breasts, and help you achieve a more feminine and shapely figure. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast augmentation continues to be the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States and has helped hundreds of thousands of women feel more confident in their bodies.
Dr. Sajan tailors your Tacoma breast augmentation to enhance your current breast shape, your unique body shape, and your desired results. Each individualized procedure is performed with accuracy and commitment to creating natural-looking results.
Am I a candidate for breast augmentation?
Quite simply, breast augmentation will enhance the appearance of your breasts. Feminine, attractive breasts can be yours with breast augmentation surgery, where you can finally have:
- Larger, plump, rounded breasts
- Resolving asymmetry
- Improved projection
- A shapelier, more feminine figure
If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, it may be time to consider a breast augmentation. Altering the lift and projection of your breasts can help your clothes fit better and flatter your figure.
Many women who consider breast augmentation are either dissatisfied with their natural breast shape, or have gone through pregnancy, weight loss, or aging that have left their breasts sagging and droopy. Dr. Sajan can help you create a comprehensive plan to bring harmony to your figure and with added fullness to your breasts.
Types of Implants Available in Tacoma
All aspects of your breast augmentation will be discussed thoroughly with Dr. Sajan in your initial consultation. He will help you determine the most attractive size, shape, and type of implants to create the look you envision for your body. The differences in type, size, and shape affect how the implants will be placed, the type of incisions, and other aspects of the procedure. Implants come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, textures, and materials.
Each type of implant has specific advantages. Making an informed decision about your implants will increase satisfaction and help you enjoy your new breasts for years into the future.
Saline implants consist of a thin silicone shell filled with saline (saltwater) solution. They are filled after being placed in the body, requiring a smaller incision. The size of the implants can be adjusted to achieve the perfect look. The incision placement is more customized with saline implants because the smaller incision allows more flexibility. The smaller incisions are also more easily concealed and harder to detect.
The saltwater solution is harmless and easily absorbed by the body should the implant leak or rupture. Also, rupture is easily detected because the implant will collapse.
Silicone implants involve of an outer shell filled with silicone gel. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, now more than ever. The gel is more stable than saline, and a rupture will not cause a dramatic difference in the look and feel of your breast.
One advantage to silicone implants is the natural feel. The silicone gel feels and behaves like natural breast tissue. The stable gel is not prone to rippling or wrinkling, which can occur with some saline implants.
Gummy Bear Implants
Also known as form-stable or cohesive gel implants, gummy bear implants are fondly nicknamed after the gummy candy because they are made of a firm gel that holds its shape. They are not simply a round implant but are formed in a natural, youthful breast shape. The implant is thicker at the bottom and tapered at the top, just like a natural breast. The firm gel will not ripple or wrinkle, and the outer shell is textured to hold the implant in place and prevent movement.
Structured Saline Implants
These saline implants have an internal structure to stabilize the saline solution and provide a more natural feel than traditional saline implants. The implant consists of “chambers” that control the movement and flow of the saline solution. The chambers also prevent a collapse of the implant should it rupture.
The structured shape of the implant also reduces the risk of wrinkling. The thin shell and liquid solution inside traditional saline implants may ripple certain positions, but the structured saline implants provide a natural, full shape.
Breast Augmentation in Tacoma using Fat Transfer
Breast augmentation can also be performed using your body’s own fat. Nothing looks and feels more natural than your own fat, harvested from another area of your body and then transferred to the breasts, where it becomes part of the natural structure.
First, fat is harvested from a donor site using liposuction. The fat is purified and injected into the breast in a precise manner to increase size or create symmetry in uneven breasts.
This minimally invasive breast augmentation can be an alternative to implants for those who want to increase their breasts by one or two cup sizes. The transferred fat cells provide the most natural look and feel. There are no incision lines or visible scarring from this procedure.
The risk of complications is very low with a fat transfer breast augmentation because as it doesn’t involve placing foreign materials that the body must accept. The body will not reject its own cells, and capsular contracture (scar tissue around the implant) is not a risk.
Implants vs. Fat Transfer: Which is better for me?
Each form of breast augmentation has advantages. Both have a high degree of customization and Dr. Sajan works closely with each patient to bring their vision to life.
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a minimally-invasive alternative but will only increase the size of your breasts by one or two cup sizes. If you desire a more dramatic increase in breast size, implants are likely a better option. Also, women with very little body fat may not have enough excess fat reserves to harvest and use in a natural fat breast augmentation.
Implants come in such a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and textures that everyone should be able to find the perfect implants to enhance the body. Our highly-skilled, experienced Tacoma breast augmentation surgeon will help you find the perfect fit.
Personalized Breast Augmentation in Tacoma
Breast augmentation procedures have seen many technological advancements. With so many options for breast augmentation, it can be difficult to choose a course of action. During your initial consultation with Dr. Sajan, he will help you determine the best type of breast augmentation and get the facts about the surgical procedure, recovery, and any other questions you may have. He understands your unique concerns and will tailor your procedure to help you achieve fuller breasts with a breast augmentation in Tacoma.