Every woman seeking breast augmentation has a unique and individual reason for wanting to enhance the shape or size of their breasts. The decision is often a major step and extremely personal. One of the most popular and frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long track record in helping women achieve a better proportioned and more appealing figure. Dr. Goravanchi’s goal is to help you achieve the best results and make your experience as safe and comfortable as possible.
What are my options?
There are many different choices for breast augmentation and Dr. Goravanchi will perform a thorough evaluation of your breast shape, size, and symmetry to guide you towards the ideal choice for your specific aesthetic goals.
Augmentation options include:
Cohesive Gel Silicone Implants
Frequently referred to as “gummy bear” or “form stable”, these implants are made from crosslinked molecules of silicone, making them thicker and firmer than traditional silicone implants. As a result, they are able to hold their shape better and may have less rippling. They also have a more natural feel compared to saline implants and they are Dr. Goravanchi’s preferred implant of choice.
Saline-filled Breast Implants
These implants are filled with sterile salt water housed in a silicone shell. They tend to have a less natural feel than silicone and rippling may also be more noticeable. Also, if the implant ruptures, the volume loss will be apparent immediately.
Autologous fat is removed with liposuction from areas of the body that have abundant fat (eg. abdomen, flanks, thighs, hips). After being placed through a refinement process, the fat is injected into the breast. This procedure is less common and reserved for very select patients. It is still undergoing clinical investigation and will not provide the level of projection or fullness to the breast that can be achieved with breast implants.