A woman’s breasts are among the most universally accepted tokens of femininity and beauty, so when they are small, or begin to wilt, sag and diminish with age, it can become a source of self-consciousness. Breast augmentation can help restore a full, youthful bust that radiates self-confidence. The procedure can be performed with implants, with autologous breast tissue or some combination of these two techniques.
What are the different types of breast augmentation performed?
Implants—Enhancement can be accomplished using either saline or silicone implants. An incision will be made either within the breast crease, around the areola, or in an inverted T-shape around the nipple and down to the inframammary fold when combined with a breast lift. The choice of implants and the location of the incision will be decided upon by you and Dr. Zampell during your private consultation in Beverly Hills.
Autologous breast augmentation—Dr. Zampell can perform breast augmentation using tissue taken from the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. Autologous tissue can be used in a similar way to a breast implant, placed underneath the breast mound to augment the natural breast. For women who have experienced complications with implant augmentation, they may be candidates for implant removal and replacement with their own tissue for augmentation. A realistic breast mound is created, and the donor area is beneficially slimmed.
Natural enhancement with fat transfer—Fat can be harvested from an area of the body where it is unwelcome, such as the hips, thighs, belly or waist, and then purified and sterilized for injection into the chest. A natural breast augmentation can be stunning and elegant, but it typically only increases the bust size by a single cup.