If you answered yes to any of those questions, then breast augmentation may be the solution for you. In the right hands, breast augmentation can be a safe and effective way to achieve beautiful, fuller, and natural looking breasts. In fact, it is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed around the world.
It is particularly useful for increasing the fullness and projection of your breasts. At the same time, the aesthetic balance of your breast to hips ratio can also be improved. Most importantly, fuller looking breasts have been shown to enhance self-image and self-confidence.
Breast augmentation can be done for a variety of reasons such as:
There are two main types of breast augmentation—implants or fat transfer/grafting. Both procedures achieve the same results through different means, let’s take a look at these procedures.
There are many types of breast implants such as silicon or saline. At Artisan Plastic Surgery, MOTIVA breast implants are our preferred choice as it was developed to give breasts a natural and aesthetically contoured appearance. They come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and have proven over the years to be safe, effective, and long-lasting.
It is up to you and your surgeon to decide which type of implant to choose based on your breast structure and your desired results. The implants can either sit behind your chest muscles, also known as a subpectoral implant or behind your breast tissue also known as a subglandular implant. There are also different areas at which the incision can take place and just like the choice of implants, you will also be allowed to choose the position of your incision based on advice from your surgeon.
As its name suggests, fat transfer/grafting involves taking fats from other parts of your body and injecting it into your breast. The fats are grafted via liposuction from areas such as your tummy, hips, and thighs. However, only a certain amount of fat can be grafted each time as fat cannot survive without a blood supply. Therefore, multiple sessions may be required for your breasts to reach your desired size. At Artisan Plastic Surgery, Dr Vincent Tay is able to achieve high fat graft survival using his special protocol devised from his experience in fat stem cell research and prior training in Berlin, Germany (BEAULITM technique https://www.beauli.de).
While these two procedures are usually done separately, a combination of both methods may also be used, known as the “hybrid” breast augmentation, this may be used in certain cases.
Hybrid breast augmentation
This procedure is a combination of both implants and fat transfer/grafting. Smaller implants are used to avoid long term problems with large implants. Fat transfer is then used to top up the volume, improve the contour of the augmented breast, and thicken the soft tissue coverage of the implant.
It is suitable for individuals with the following issues:
During your first consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your preferred size, position, type of procedure, type of implant (if applicable), and place of incision. Additionally, you will discuss on the following things:
Breast augmentations are usually conducted as a day-surgery, meaning you may not be required to stay overnight at the hospital if all goes well.
This procedure usually requires two or more sessions to achieve your desired breast size.
Dr Vincent Tay is a board-certified, experienced plastic surgeon. He will help and guide you to choose the most suitable implants and surgical technique—based on your expectations and breast characteristics.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. The procedure should be carried in a safe environment and in an accredited clinic. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome could occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
who is a candidate
for Breast Augmentation
Individuals with the following issues are suitable for a breast augmentation:
What to expect?
for Breast Augmentation