Thinking about taking the plunge and getting a boob job? What doctor, size, material and incision should you choose?
There is a lot more thought that goes into deciding to get a breast augmentation than simply picking a C cup.
An implant type and size is determined not just by your desired increase in size, but your breast anatomy, body type and skin elasticity.
In 2012, more than 330,000 women in the United States elected to have breast augmentation surgery; worldwide that number exceeded 1.5 million.
When choosing implants, are silicone breast implants or saline breast implants better? Is one safer than the other?
What about new options?
Many media outlets have reported that breast augmentation via fat transfer can now be considered a safe, effective means of enlarging the breasts.
The method, in theory, sounds ideal, but is it too good to be true?
Dr. Peter Geldner, MD, is one of Chicago’s premier plastic surgeons and founder of The Geldner Center in Chicago, IL. In this segment, Dr. Geldner compares the different types of breast implants and gives you a general understanding of the procedure.