It’s no secret that breast implants are most often used simply to increase a woman’s breast size, but there are a number of different – and sometimes surprising – reasons behind the decision to undergo breast augmentation. Board-certified plastic surgeon and Chief of Plastic Surgery at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, understands the sensitive and personal nature of choosing to have a breast augmentation performed and is dedicated to helping patients address their individual concerns and achieve their ultimate aesthetic goals through cutting-edge cosmetic surgery techniques.
What is a breast augmentation?
A breast augmentation, informally known as a boob job, is a surgical procedure designed to increase or restore a woman’s breast volume through the use of breast implants – either saline or silicone gel – or fat transfer to the breast. During your initial one-on-one consultation at VIP Plastic Surgery, Dr. Khorsandi will listen to all of your concerns, needs, and goals before recommending a breast augmentation technique that is most appropriate for you.
Why would I need breast implants?
There are a variety of reasons why a woman may want to get a breast augmentation. With physical, cosmetic, and psychological benefits to be enjoyed, a breast augmentation can truly be a transformative procedure. Here are seven of the most common reasons that women in Las Vegas, NV decide to get breast implants:
1. To get bigger boobs
Arguably the most popular reason for pursuing a breast augmentation is simply to increase breast size and volume. Many women consider larger breasts a sign of beauty, youth, and femininity, making a breast augmentation a fantastic option for patients looking to enhance their overall figure and appearance.
2. To restore lost breast volume after having kids
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on a woman’s breasts and result in a loss in breast volume. For women looking to restore the look they had prior to having children, breast implants can be highly beneficial. Oftentimes, Dr. Khorsandi performs a breast augmentation in conjunction with other procedures, such as a tummy tuck and liposuction, as part of a larger mommy makeover surgery.
3. To correct problems from a previous surgery
In the unfortunate event that a woman suffers significant asymmetry or other issues following a previous breast surgery elsewhere, a breast augmentation at VIP Plastic Surgery may be useful for correcting these flaws and restoring a more natural, even contour.
4. To restore a natural look after mastectomy
For patients who have undergone mastectomy as part of their breast cancer therapy, a breast augmentation with breast implants can be used to restore a more natural body contour.
5. To boost their confidence
Self-image undoubtedly plays a huge role in a person’s overall sense of confidence. For many women, having small breasts can make them feel unattractive, masculine, or self-conscious. For these women, having breast implants placed can give them a new sense of self, often leading to improved relationships, a more fulfilling social life, and increased success at work.
6. Because they have lost weight
While losing a significant amount of weight can certainly be exciting and should be applauded, it can often leave women with smaller and more saggy breasts than they are used to. A breast augmentation is frequently used alongside a breast lift for after weight loss patients seeking to improve their overall upper body contour.
7. To appear more youthful
Among the many culprits of lost breast volume is the aging process alone. As women get older, it is common for them to experience a decrease in breast size along with a more droopy and saggy breast appearance. Breast implants, particularly when combined with a breast lift, are an effective way to restore a more youthful physique.
What kind of breast implants should I get?
Regardless of the reason for pursuing a breast augmentation, the question of what kind of implants are “best” is one that almost every woman asks. The answer depends on a variety of factors, including the surgeon’s ultimate recommendation, but there are some important things to consider when choosing whether to have saline or silicone implants placed. For example, thinner women may be better suited to silicone gel breast implants due to the tendency for saline implants to show rippling more apparently.
The caring and knowledgeable team at VIP Plastic Surgery will explain the features of each implant option, including the alternative of fat transfer to the breast, in order to help you decide which kind of implant may be most appropriate for you.
How can I find the best breast implant surgeon in Las Vegas?
While a breast augmentation can seem relatively routine, the procedure actually requires a great deal of skill, artistry, and experience in order to achieve a beautiful outcome. For this reason, selecting a qualified, certified, and experienced plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation is essential. Your initial consultation is a great opportunity to ask your potential surgeon about his or her experience, training, and education, and you can also read reviews from previous patients on the practice’s website. Looking at the surgeon’s before-and-after photo galleries is another way to get an idea of what results may be possible for you.
If you are interested in learning more about how breast implants can benefit you, call the convenient Las Vegas, NV office of VIP Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today, and take the first step toward enhancing your look and improving your life!