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There are several reasons why you might be interested in a breast augmentation. Changes in body composition after pregnancy, breastfeeding or significant weight loss can alter the shape, position and fullness of your breasts. At the same time, some women are interested in a breast augmentation because they simply aren’t satisfied with the bust size provided by nature.

There are several different breast augmentation options that your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Otis Allen, might recommend. The right one for you will depend on personal preference and your augmentation goals.

Silicone implants have always been a popular option as they feel close to natural breast tissue. The implant will not deflate if the membrane develops a small leak. You will, however, need to visit Dr. Otis Allen periodically to monitor the integrity of the implants.

Saline implants have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and they continue to grow in popularity. The implants are filled with a sterile saline solution that will be harmlessly absorbed by your body should one of the implants develop a leak in the membrane. Should this happen, the implant will deflate but the saline fluid will be safely absorbed by your body.

If you are only looking for a minor amount of modification in breast size, then you might be interested in fat transfer breast augmentation. This can be done in conjunction with a liposuction procedure. The surgery takes fat from one area of your body and implants it into the breast pocket without the use of an artificial implant.

If you have been considering a breast augmentation in Bloomington, Illinois, you should call Institute for Plastic Surgery at 309.827.3881 to schedule a consultation.