Breast Augmentation Techniques
What are the different types of breast augmentation techniques?
Many techniques have evolved to augment and enhance the beauty of the breast. For your safety, seek out a reputable and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to guide you in your breast augmentation choices. The following are current views generally held by the medical community on breast augmentation techniques.
What is Nonsurgical Breast Augmentation?
The internet is full of information on nonsurgical breast augmentation techniques. However, medical oversight is generally absent and caution should be used in interpreting the safety and effectiveness of a promoted method of breast augmentation. Nonsurgical techniques of breast augmentation generally are promoted as oral supplements or injection of substances directly into the breast itself. In general, this class of augmentation techniques for the breast is considered potentially dangerous and ineffective.
What is Surgical Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation by the surgical placement of a prosthetic rubber silicone shell filled with saline solution or a viscous gel of silicone gives a natural, immediate, safe, and lasting outcome. Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is less than two hours in duration. For most patients, breast augmentation is performed in an outpatient ambulatory care facility with surgical services. After several hours of medical surveillance following surgery, patients are discharged home.
A woman’s choice to undergo breast augmentation is individual and unique. Dr. Chen Lee adapts the specific technical details of breast augmentation to each case for the best possible outcome. In general, this is a three-step process; choose an optimal breast implant, skin incision and positioning of the implant to achieve an attractive and desirable breast.
During surgery, 3 to 4 cm incisions are created to introduce the chosen breast implants. Surgical pockets of accurate dimensions are then created to precisely accommodate the selected implants. The implants are then positioned with surgical methods that decrease the risk of complications such as capsular contracture.
In August 2011, Dr. Chen Lee introduced the use of the Keller Funnel into his breast augmentation practice. The advantages of using this new system are no-touch technique, reduction of stress on the outer shell of the breast implant, shorter length of skin incision, and less trauma to the tissue. Ask Dr. Chen Lee how the Keller Funnel will benefit you.
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