Breast Augmentation FAQs in Knoxville
What is a breast implant?
Breast augmentation generally involves the insertion of a breast implant, which is a fluid (saline)- or gel-filled shell. This is done to add volume to breasts, making them larger, or to correct an asymmetry that causes a woman's chest to appear uneven or lopsided.
What fills a breast implant?
Implants used in breast augmentation may be filled with one of two substances:
- saline, which is a sterile solution similar to much of the body's naturally occurring fluids
- silicone, which is a thicker substance that more closely mimics the feel of natural breast tissue
What choices are involved with breast augmentation?
Many of the variables that go into a successful breast augmentation surgery are connected. In general, options include:
- shape of implant
- type of implant
- size of implant
- incision location
- placement location within the tissue
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How can I choose the right breast implant?
There is really no "right" or "wrong" when it comes to breast augmentation, beyond choosing a qualified doctor who will thoroughly explain the procedure, its options, and possible outcomes. The proper breast implant will be the one that best delivers the results a patient seeks, chosen after a personal consultation and in-depth personal discussion.
Is there any way I can see the potential results of breast augmentation?
Yes! The Breazeale Clinic in Knoxville offers the Vectra® 3D Imaging system. This is used to create a virtual model of you with projected enhancements.
Are there any alternatives to breast augmentation?
While a breast lift does not increase the size of the breasts, it does give them more perkiness and projection, which may be what some patients are looking for. The lift and augmentation procedures can be performed separately or combined, and this choice is best addressed with the help of Dr. Breazeale during consultation.
Some women may also choose to alter the look of their chests by wearing specially designed bras.