Breast Augmentation 101: Know Your Options

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Breast augmentation can be achieved with:

  • Breast Implants (augmentation mammoplasty) offer choices of implant type (saline vs. silicone), location of incisions, and placement of implants above or below the muscle. 
  • Breast Lift (mastopexy) is best for patients with sagging breasts and can be combined with implants. 
  • Fat Transfer has recently been viewed as a natural option, yet concerns with interpreting mammograms, as well as the consistency of the results and problems with sufficient tissue in thin patients, limit the applicability of this procedure. 
Options for non-surgical breast augmentation include:
  1. Hormone pills, supplements, and creams
  2. Brava Breast Enhancement system
  3. Breast augmentation via fat injection
  4. Enhancing garments, such as bras or inserts
Doctors typically don't stand behind the efficacy of non-surgical breast enlargement. Board-certified physicians on RealSelf maintain that surgical augmentation remains the mainstay of breast enlargement by providing reliable, predictable, relatively consistent, and substantial breast enhancement.

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