What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation is commonly referred to as a breast enlargement or even a “boob job.” The purpose is to make the breasts bigger, fuller, perkier and more rejuvenated.
A breast enlargement is a procedure designed to make your breasts larger and correct small size. The breast implant acts as a form of tissue expansion and enlarges all the tissue on top of the expander or implant. The tissue expansion increases breast size, making it larger, and more attractive.
Who Makes A Good Candidate?
The best candidate for breast enlargement surgery is one who is not happy with their breast size or shape and has a desire to change their appearance. Patients must be physically healthy and have realistic expectations.
What Types Of Implants Are There?
There are two types of implants you can use. Saline and Silicone, both coming with their own advantages and disadvantages. As the principal investigator of the National Silicone Research Study at Christiana Health Care System, Dr. Saunders is known for his expertise regarding which implants are best based on your personal needs. During your consultation, Dr. Saunders will walk patients through both types of implants and will help you decide which type is right for you.
Breast Implants: Choosing Size
Dr. Saunders spends significant time with each patient choosing the breast size that best suits them. After consulting with his patients, you will be sent home to do “breast homework.” This is done to ensure that you receive the best possible results. First, you will be asked to bring in photos of women to illustrate your desired outcome. The second assignment is the Rice Test. Dr. Saunders has his patients measure rice from 200mL to 500mL, placed in a stocking, then placed in a sports bra. This gives the patient an idea of how the implant will look. Once complete, he compares the results of the rice test to the photographs selected and precise measurements of the implant size are determined. These tests work to achieve the perfect look you’ve been waiting for.
Dr. Saunders also uses a “pain buster” to decrease pain after surgery. This latest technique is the best possible way to make the patient most comfortable by providing a local anesthetic for pain relief following surgery.
Take a look at some real procedures by Dr. Saunders in the Breast Augmentation gallery
The Surgery is performed in his state of the art cosmetic surgery center located in Chadds Ford, PA.
Dr. Saunders is the author of ‘The Tricky Fountain of Youth: Understanding Cosmetic Surgery’ and ‘A Woman’s Guide to the “Real-Reality” of Cosmetic Surgery’. In his books, he sorts through a myriad of plastic surgery information in an easy to read and informative manner. Dr. Saunders presents cosmetic surgery topics that focus on realistic options, realistic recovery, and realistic results. Both are a must read if you are considering cosmetic surgery.