Types Of Breast Implants
Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammaplasty, is a medical procedure involving breast implants or fat transfers to increase or alter the size of your breasts. Colloquially referred to as a “boob job”, breast augmentation was the most common type of plastic surgery in 2017. Nearly half of all augmentations — 46.8 percent — were performed for women between age 19 and age 34, and 38.2 percent of augmentations were performed for women between age 35 and age 50. And although the procedure is performed more frequently today than in recent decades, questions still abound regarding the surgery as well as the types of implants available. Dr. Tyrone will help determine which type of breast implant is best for your goals during a consultation before your breast enlargement surgery.
Will My Breast Implants Need To Be Replaced?
The majority of breast implants last at least 10 years, with some reaching 20 years, without the patient experiencing an issue. Yet, it’s not uncommon for one to two follow-up surgeries to be necessary during a patient’s lifetime. The reasons for a follow-up vary from person to person but often are a result from a complication or discontentment with the final results.
Are There Side Effects With Breast Implant Surgery?
As with any type of surgery, there can be side effects. Dr. Tyrone discusses and explains all parts of the procedure, including possible side effects, with each patient during the consultation and follow-up appointments. If you have any concerns or questions, be sure to bring them up at any time.