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There are a variety of reasons why over 290,000 women each year choose to have some type of breast augmentation procedure. For some, it might simply a matter of wanting a larger or fuller bust. Others might have experienced changes in the breasts related to weight loss, pregnancy, or changes in breast composition once they are done breast feeding.

Your personal augmentation goals, body type, and reasons for wanting a breast augmentation procedure will all be factored in by Dr. Oliver P. Simmons and the options he recommends for you.

Silicone implants have been used as a common breast augmentation option for decades. They feel very similar to natural breast tissue, and if an implant membrane leaks, it will not deflate the implant. Periodically have an MRI or ultrasound performed to monitor the integrity of the implant.

Saline implants have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. They use a sterile saline solution that also feels similar to natural breast tissue. If a membrane leaks or ruptures the implant will deflate, yet the saline will be safely absorbed by your body.

Fat transfer breast augmentation can be performed in conjunction with a liposuction or liposculpture procedure. The surgery takes fat from another part of your body an implants it into the breast pocket without the use of an artificial implant.

Breast lifts continue to grow in popularity in recent years. The procedure involves removing skin and possibly small amounts of breast tissue to tighten the breast and lift it for a more youthful appearance.

If you would like to explore your breast augmentation options, you should call Simmons Plastic Surgery at 803-490-7644 to schedule a consultation.