How Does a Breast Augmentation Work?
There are different types of breast augmentation approaches available at Cornerstone Plastic Surgery. One of them involves using breast implants. First, Dr. Coville will help you choose the best implants for your cosmetic goals, as they come in different shapes and sizes. Next, the surgical team will administer general anesthesia.
During the procedure, plastic surgeon Dr. Coville will make hidden incisions underneath your underarms, breasts, or around your nipples. Next, he will place silicone or saline implants in your breast pockets, which could be under the breast tissue, above, or under the chest muscles. The placement of the implant depends on your aesthetic goals. Finally, Dr. Coville will close your incisions, leaving barely noticeable scars.
Dr. Coville can also perform breast augmentation using fat grafting. During a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Coville will harvest fat from another area of your body, such as the thighs, abdomen, or buttocks. Next, he will inject this fat into certain areas of your breasts, giving you an aesthetically-pleasing, voluminous bust.
How Long Do Breast Augmentation Results Last?
Although breast augmentation is not permanent, the results are long-lasting. Your implants may last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, on average. However, many patients get them removed or replaced after 8 to 10 years to avoid implant rupture or complications. The results of fat transfer to the breasts are long-lasting, as they can last indefinitely.