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American Society of Plastic Surgeons, estimates there were approximately 290,000 breast augmentations performed in 2015. There are a wide variety of reasons why you might be interested in exploring your breast augmentation options.

Some women simply want a fuller bust than what nature and genetics has provided them. Others might want to explore their breast augmentation options due to changes in the breasts after significant weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Your unique body type and augmentation goals influence the breast augmentation options Dr. Otis Allen will recommend for you.

Silicone implants have a very similar feel to natural breast tissue. This makes them a popular option. Should one of the implants develop a leak in the membrane the implant will not deflate. However, you will need to periodically have an MRI or ultrasound performed to monitor the integrity of the implant.

Saline implants are also a very popular breast augmentation option. The implants are filled with a sterile saline solution that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Should an implant membrane leak, the implant will deflate, and any escaping fluid will be safely absorbed by your body.

If you are only interested in slight modification in breast size, you might want to talk to your cosmetic surgeon about a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure. This can be done in conjunction with a liposuction procedure. The surgery takes fat from another part of your body and implants it into the breast pocket without the use of an artificial implant.

Breast lift procedures continue to grow in popularity each year. In fact, the number of breast lift procedures performed each year is nearly double that of saline and silicone implants. A breast lift involves removing skin and possibly small amounts of breast tissue to tighten the breast and lift it for a more youthful appearance.

If you are interested in exploring your breast augmentation options, you should call Dr. Otis Allen at 309.827.3881 to schedule an appointment.