Plastic and Cosmetic surgery are an important aspect of medicine because of the benefits that patients stand to gain from the techniques used. There are a variety of procedures that are performed on the face and the body which are used to give the patient the desired appearance.
The plastic surgeon in Perth performs face procedures such as the eyelid surgery and body procedures such as the breast augmentation and the tummy tuck. As long as a patient has realistic expectations and is going through the procedure for the right reasons, they stand to gain both physically and psychologically.
A breast augmentation which is also known as a breast enlargement surgery is a procedure which is used to increase the size of the breasts and to give them a better shape. A silicone or saline prosthesis known as a breast implant is surgically placed in the breasts to give them the required shape and size. After the procedure, a patient should have a well balanced figure and the breasts should have a more appealing appearance.
Dr. Briggs customizes the technique in order to reduce on the scarring and to provide the best possible results. Breast augmentation is very effective in correcting tuberous breasts and asymmetrical breasts. It is also suitable for women with small breasts and those whose breasts have lost volume due to aging, pregnancy or due to weight loss.
Various Types Of Implants
There are a wide variety of implants that are available which means that you can get the implant that is the perfect fit. Implants come in different sizes, shapes, profiles and they also have different filling.
Breast implant sizes range from one hundred to one thousand cubic centimeters and sometimes the implant size for each breast may differ in order to come up with the best symmetry. The suitable size of implant will depend on the size of your breast, your body frame and your preference. Other considerations are the elasticity of the skin and the diameter of the chest wall.
Breast implants also come in different profiles. You have the option of selecting a low profile, a medium profile or a high profile implant. You can also opt for extra high or ultra high profile implants. Implants are made from a silicone shell which can either be filled with a silicone gel or a saline solution.
Silicone implants have a feel like that of natural breast tissue and are therefore more popular than saline implants. Saline implants are filled with a salt solution which is absorbed into the body if the implant ruptures. Dr. Briggs uses round silicone implants on his patients so that the breasts can look and feel like natural breasts.
Incisions Used During Breast Augmentation
There are different incisions that are used during a breast augmentation. A peri-areolar incision is made around the areola and a breast lift can be done during this procedure. A trans-axillary incision is made at the armpit and a channel is made through which the implant is pushed and placed behind the nipple. A TUBA incision is made at the navel and a saline implant is directed towards the breast.
The inframmamary incision is used by Dr. Briggs because it reduces the risk of capsular contracture. This is a complication that takes place after a breast augmentation where the scar tissue tightens around the implant thus contracting it and causing it to be hard and misshapen. The inframmamary incision is made at the crease of the breast and the implant is then placed behind the nipple from this opening.