Recent Trends in Breast Augmentation By Joseph M. Brown, MD, FACS on April 13, 2018

A decade or so ago, you probably felt embarrassed asking about breast augmentation. But a quick glance at your social media feed today will show that women are now more empowered to seek enhancements for their looks.

Plastic surgery is no longer taboo. And with the help of the latest technology, more women can improve their appearance in the most natural ways.

Among various plastic surgery procedures, breast augmentation remains to be one of the most popular. The options for a “boob job” are now very promising with the rise of these current trends:

Gummy Bear Implants

Traditional silicone implants lose their shape after a few years. Patients who've had breast augmentations 10 years ago should get a new pair to keep their shape and to prevent the implant from rupturing or leaking.

A ruptured implant could seep through the body and require longer additional surgery. There's also the issue of whether seepage may cause cancer or not.

The latest silicone implants retain their shape better even when cut in half, so ruptures are no longer a problem. Gummy Bear Implants retain their shape even when cut in half. With this innovative technology, more women can enjoy younger-looking breasts without worrying about possible leakage.

Under-the-Muscle Breast Augmentation

Traditionally, breast augmentation involves having incisions on the side of the breasts, near the armpits. With this type of augmentation, scarring is usually visible. But under-the-muscle breast augmentation is a less invasive procedure with minimal scarring.

This type of breast augmentation requires extreme precision to minimize bleeding, bruising, and inflammation. With extreme precision, the plastic surgeon will create a pocket in the breast.

As the name suggests, the implants will go underneath the muscle and not on top as with the traditional practice. This gives the breasts a more natural looking shape. However, this type of augmentation is not for everyone.

Women with a greater amount of breast tissue may see better results with the traditional over-the-muscle breast augmentation.

Breast lift + Augmentation

Augmentation-mastopexy is the combination of breast augmentation and breast lift. Some patients don't want to go through separate surgeries, so doing both procedures in one go is more sensible for them.

The risks involved in having the surgeries separately and at the same time are the same. But there are a few benefits to having the procedure on the same day:

- Minimal scarring and less removal of skin - Less expensive than having them separately - Faster overall recovery period

But the best advantage to having an augmentation-mastopexy is the overall result. Your breasts will not only look fuller with the augmentation, but they will also be perkier. Undergoing both procedures simultaneously saves you time from booking time off work to resting at home to recover.

Fat Transfer

Have you ever wished that you could take the fat off your thighs or tummy and place it on your breasts instead? With the help of modern technology, this is now possible.

Dr. Brown can harvest fats from other parts of your body and inject them into your breasts. This natural way of enhancing your breasts will give them an organic contour. Recovery time for fat transfer breast augmentation is also much faster (about 3 to 5 days), and there's very minimal soreness and swelling.

Although this process may seem like a more natural approach to breast augmentation, take note that it may not work for women who want greater volume to their breasts.

State of the Art Breast Augmentation in Tampa

Tampa Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery offers the latest technology for breast augmentation in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Joseph M. Brown is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has done numerous breast augmentation procedures. Contact our office for a free consultation.

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  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
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  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons

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