Are you interested in increasing the volume of your breasts or moving up a cup size? Breast augmentation is a procedure that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals in this sensitive body area. If you are seriously considering breast enlargement, consult Dr. Karol Gutowski and his team.
There are many things to consider when signing up for this type of procedure. What is breast augmentation, and how can it benefit you?
What Is the Difference Between Breast Augmentation and Implants?
Breast augmentation is the process by which patients can enhance their breasts, creating a larger, fuller, or rounder appearance. There are several types of implants that doctors can use to achieve the desired look during breast augmentation surgery.
However, breast augmentation isn’t limited to traditional implants. Other breast reconstruction techniques are available today that use fat transfer to enhance a patient’s breast size and profile.
Options for Breast Augmentation
The truth is that there are several ways you can go about having breast augmentation. You can choose to boost your cup size using:
- Silicone implants
- Saline implants
- Autologous fat transfer procedure
Each of these three main strategies for increasing the volume has its advantages. Take a closer look at the benefits and results to understand how they work and determine which type of procedure you think may be suitable for you. Dr. Karol Gutowski can consult with you and find the best strategy to serve your needs and achieve your aesthetic goals.
A silicone implant is one of the most popular options for breast augmentation surgery. This method may be recommended if you are thin and want more natural-appearing and natural-feeling results.
Using this method, a shell that is filled with a soft silicone gel is implanted in the breast. Shells can come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so our medical team will work closely with you to determine the right kind of silicone implant to create the look you’re seeking.
You must be at least 22 years old to qualify for this type of procedure.
Saline implants may be an ideal fit for those who are a bit younger and seeking breast augmentation. Patients must be at least 18 years old to qualify for saline breast implants, empowering younger individuals to modify their appearance.
These popular implants feature a shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution, which ends up being much firmer than gel-based implants. They’re easy to adjust and have many volume choices.
Autologous Fat Transfer
Some individuals seeking breast augmentation do not want an implant and are looking for a more natural way to increase their cup size. In these cases, an autologous fat transfer (AFT) procedure is an excellent alternative to both silicone and saline implants. An AFT utilizes fat from the body to boost breast size naturally.
For this type of procedure, Dr. Karol Gutowski will harvest fat from other body parts like the flanks, abdomen, or thighs. This excess fat is obtained through liposuction and then goes through a process of refinement and purification. The doctor will use small syringes to inject the purified fat into the breasts until evenly distributed.
One of the benefits of this more natural method to augment the breasts is that it does not ever require future replacement. It also allows your doctor to fill out only certain parts of the breast if that is all you need or wish to do. Selective augmentation is not an option with silicone or saline implants.
Thin patients may not be the best candidates for a fat transfer procedure. If you lack body fat in other areas, obtaining the volume increase necessary to reach your goals with breast augmentation can be challenging. Discuss whether you will have enough volume to fill out the breasts with your surgeon during a consultation.
Selecting the Right Profile and Shape
Once you have determined that breast augmentation is the right fit for you and your body, you may feel ready to get started. However, there are quite a few decisions you will have to make. First, it helps to know your options for profile and shape. Dr. Karol Gutowski can help you develop a customized plan for a body that suits your individual goals and needs.
The next step is to select the profile of your new implants. Silicone implants come in a standard set of sizes ranging from low to moderate to high or extra high. On the other hand, saline implants are inserted and then filled to achieve your desired look. Understanding what size and shape you would like your breasts is essential in this process.
There are also two different shapes you can select depending on your overall aesthetic goals. You can choose either a round or a teardrop shape. Each one has a different role in developing your new breasts, and your surgeon can help you select the shape and style that is right for your frame.
Trust the Expert
Breast augmentation is a very common procedure, but patients should choose an exclusive, experienced doctor to get the best results.
If you are looking for specialized care and expertise on your breast augmentation journey, then you need to come to Karol Gutowski, MD. He has performed more than 1,000 successful breast augmentations and has over 20 years of experience in the field. He will set aside all of the time you need to develop a customized plan to reach your goals. Contact his Glenview, IL, office today to set up your consultation for breast augmentation!