Breast implants can be both saline and silicone gel but most commonly used are silicone gel implants. As the name suggests, in the case of saline implants, sterile water or saline is used as the filling while in the case of silicone gel implants, the shell is filled with silicone gel. In both saline and silicone gel breast implants, the shell used is a silicone shell.
The breast enhancement surgery involves
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Breast enhancement or augmentation is the surgical reconstruction and enhancement of the breast shape and size by using breast implants or autologous fat graft. The procedure comes as a blessing for women dealing with small breast or those having undergone a mastectomy (in the case of breast cancer), filling them with a new lease of life and confidence. Research well, know about the pros and cons as well as if you are a suitable candidate for the surgery.
Pregnant and lactating women should go for a breast augmentation only after a proper discussion with their attending physician.
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It is best to avoid the breast enhancement surgery if you are a pregnant or a lactating woman. The breast enhancement surgery may interfere with the breastfeeding (some women do experience difficulties in breastfeeding their child). There are instances when a woman has experienced no sensation around their nipples following the surgery (though often temporary.
The breast enhancement (using saline or silicone gel implants)
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Not everyone can undergo a breast enhancement surgery. As indicated by the FDA or the Food and Drug Administration, a girl below 18 years is physically unfit for breast enhancement or augmentation. For a silicone gel implant, a woman should be at least 22 years, while for a saline implant, a woman should be 18 years if not less. Below 18 years, the breast enhancement surgery may not produce the desired results or trigger deleterious consequences as the breasts are not fully developed and matured.