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Unveiling the Advantages of Breast Augmentation

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Key Takeaways:

  1. Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that can improve self-image, symmetry, and feelings of empowerment.
  2. While there are risks associated with the procedure, it has been found to be generally safe.
  3. There are three types of implants available and the cost of the procedure may vary depending on a number of factors.

Unveiling the Advantages of Breast Augmentation

Unveiling The Advantages Of Breast AugmentationBreast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that enhances the size, shape, and symmetry of breasts. It is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States with more than 300,000 procedures performed in 2018 alone according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. By increasing the size and shape of the breasts, patients can obtain a variety of physical and psychological benefits. This article will discuss the benefits of breast augmentation, the risks and complications associated with the procedure, and the types of implants available.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Improved Self-Image

One of the most important benefits of breast augmentation is improved self-image. Many patients who undergo this procedure feel more comfortable in their own body, making them more confident in their day-to-day lives. Self-esteem increases tremendously, leading to an overall better quality of life.

Symmetry and Balance

Breast augmentation can also be used to achieve better symmetry and balance in the breasts. Many women have asymmetrical breasts, often due to breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or genetics. Breast augmentation can help to create a more even look in the breasts, leading to a more balanced appearance.

Feelings of Empowerment

In addition to improved self-image and better symmetry, many breast augmentation patients also feel a sense of empowerment. With improved self-image and a better body image, women feel more positive and in control of their lives.

Risks and Complications of Breast Augmentation

While breast augmentation can bring many positive benefits, it is important to understand that the procedure also has its risks and potential side effects. The most common complications include implant complications, lifestyle changes, and surgical risks.

Implant Complications

The most common implant complications include capsular contracture, leakage, and rupture. Capsular contracture is the most common complication in which scar tissue forms around the implant, causing it to harden and the breast tissue to become firm. Another potential complication is implant leakage and rupture, which can happen if the implant is damaged. In this case, the implant may need to be removed and replaced.

Lifestyle Changes

It is important to note that lifestyle changes may need to be made after breast augmentation in order to ensure long-term implant success. Patients may need to avoid activities that involve a lot of bouncing, like running or jumping. In addition, patients should avoid smoking and taking hot showers that could potentially affect the implants.

Types of Breast Implants

There are three types of breast implants available, saline implants, silicone implants, and “gummy bear” implants. Saline implants are filled with saltwater and can be filled to different sizes depending on the patient’s desired size. Silicone implants are filled with a thick, medical-grade silicone and are firmer than saline implants. Gummy bear implants are the newest kind of implant and are made out of a thicker type of silicone gel that resembles a gummy bear.

Breast Augmentation Cost

The cost of breast augmentation can vary depending on a number of factors including the type of implant, the complexity of the procedure, the geographic location, and the surgeon’s experience. Additionally, many plastic surgery clinics offer financing options to help make the procedure more accessible.


Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts. It has a variety of benefits, including improved self-image, symmetry, and feelings of empowerment. While there are risks and complications associated with the procedure, many women find it to be a safe and beneficial option. There are a few different types of implants available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. The cost of the procedure can vary, but many surgeons offer financing options to make it more accessible.

Experience nationally recognized cosmetic surgery results with Politis Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL headed by Dr. Effie Politis. Known for their experience and expertise, Politis Plastic Surgery offers a variety of cosmetic services, including breast augmentation and other body contouring procedures. With their team of qualified and experienced specialists, Politis Plastic Surgery is an ideal choice when considering plastic surgery. Contact them today to schedule a consultation and start the journey to achieving your aesthetic goals.


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