Breast Augmentation: What Are Your Options?

During the natural aging process or life in particular life stages, breasts can start to lose their shape and volume, especially after major weight loss or childbirth. There are ways to help make the breasts look shapelier and symmetrical again with a breast augmentation. The surgery uses breast implants to help the size and shape of the breast. Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures done, in fact in 2017, it was the most popular procedure with around 300,000 people undergoing the surgery. It is a quick procedure that will leave you looking and feeling amazing.

What Are The Options?

There a few different options for implants that can help you achieve your desired look. The most popular forms are a saline implant, a silicone implant, fat transfer, and the newer tear-dropped shape implants.

Saline Implants

These implants are filled with sterile salt water. They provide nice firmness and feel. There are also structured saline implants which use an inner structure to help the implant feel more natural.

Silicone Implants

These implants are filled with a silicone gel which feels more like natural breast tissue and gives a natural look. The downside with these implants is that you may need to get checked by your plastic surgeon regularly to make sure the implants are functioning properly because leaks or tears may be harder to detect.

Fat Transfer

This type of augmentation is done by getting excess fat from one part of the body with liposuction, sterilizing it, and then implanting it into the breast. This creates a more natural look but doesn’t increase breast size as well as implants can.

Tear-Dropped Shape

These implants are better at maintaining their shape even if the shell ruptures. The gel inside these implants is thicker than the traditional silicone implants and they are firmer. The shape of these implants creates a more youthful and natural look.  

What is Right for You?

There are a lot of options when it comes to getting a breast augmentation. When it comes to getting a breast augmentation it important to know your goals while also being realistic about your goals as well. By consulting with Dr. DiFrancesco, she can help to steer you to the right path for you. The differences come down to what you want out of your augmentation, the size, shape, and aftercare. Each will have slightly different recovery time and care options.

Preparing For an Augmentation

After consulting with Dr. DiFrancesco and choosing a personalized treatment plan, there are a few things to do before getting the surgery done. Some steps to prepare for the surgery are:

  •    Stop Smoking
  •    Adjust Your Medications
  •    Get a Blood Test
  •    Avoid Taking Anti-inflammatory Drugs

These are all listed to ensure your surgery goes as smoothly as possible with no complications.


When you get a breast augmentation done, you are preparing yourself to feel more confident in your daily life. If you take a look at our gallery, you can see the before and after photos to get an idea of what this surgery can do for you. If you are ready to take this step, then consult with Dr. DiFrancesco to learn about all of your options. Call the office to make an appointment.

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