New Breast Augmentation Trends
Birmingham, Alabama Breast Augmentation patients choose from latest options in breast enhancement
Women who want to increase the fullness and enhance the shape of their breasts are increasingly turning to the latest breakthroughs in breast augmentation to fulfill their desire for a more attractive figure. Cosmetic surgery to enlarge the breasts is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States, with more than 300,000 procedures performed each year.
The reasons women choose this procedure vary with each individual. Many women simply feel that larger breasts would enhance the overall proportions, contour and balance of their body. Others consider breast augmentation because of a loss of breast volume caused by aging, weight loss or pregnancy. Women whose breasts are assymetrical may consider breast augmentation to enlarge the smaller breast.
Breast implants are available filled with either saline or silicone gel. Silicone gel implants were reintroduced in 2006 following numerous studies conducted to address their safety. Board-certified plastic surgeons William J. Hedden, M.D. and Christopher J. Schaffer, M.D. have performed thousands of breast augmentation procedures using both of these breast implant options. For Dr. Hedden and Dr. Schaffer, these changing trends have given them the tools to provide their patients with the desired result.
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA)
Another recent development in breast augmentation is Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA), which is a less-invasive way to expand the contour of the breasts. During the TUBA procedure, breast implants are inserted through a tiny incision at the upper rim of the navel and moved to the breasts with an endoscope. This outpatient procedure typically takes only 30 to 45 minutes, requires less recovery time and leaves no scars on the breasts.
Transumbilical breast augmentation and other breast enlargement techniques are performed in the accredited Outpatient Surgery Suite of Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. Please contact our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons today to schedule your consultation for breast augmentation at our Greystone Cosmetic Center location.