Plastic surgery is becoming more and more popular as the days go by. Celebrities are becoming increasingly influential thus causing young girls to become interested in cosmetic procedures. The procedures that are very much on demand nowadays are breast augmentation and liposuction. Society keeps raising the bar on the importance of looking good which means that there are some opportunities that you can easily get if you look attractive.

Plastic surgery has evolved to provide procedures that are safe and offer the best possible results. A board certified plastic surgeon like Dr Patrick Briggs uses the latest technologies to carry out procedures that are less invasive but which yield positive results.

Breast procedures

Breast procedures are particularly popular because once the breasts lose shape due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging or after a large weight loss, there is nothing much you can do about them. You can also not do much if you have a flat chest or if your breasts are not symmetrical. A breast lift is done to lift breasts that are sagging in order to make them project better thus giving them a more attractive shape. Excess skin is removed and if the areola is enlarged, it can be reduced to a normal size.

Breast implants are used to increase the size and volume of the breasts to give them a better shape. Dr Patrick Briggs is considered an expert in carrying out cosmetic breast procedures. This is because he has very many years of experience in performing these surgeries and has offered significant contributions in this field. He is also an expert in all types of tummy tuck procedures which result in a firm flat and attractive tummy.

Various types of implants

Implants can either have a silicone gel fill or a saline fill. Silicone gel implants can either have a firm or soft touch and they do not collapse when the implant ruptures. Saline implants collapse once the implant ruptures and the salt water gets absorbed into the body. Saline implants are known to rupture earlier than silicone implants. Silicone gel implants feel like natural breast tissue unlike saline implants.

Due to the different body types of ladies, manufacturers of implants have come up with various shapes and sizes so that each lady can find implants that will suit her body type. Dr Briggs is very particular about the type of implants that each patient should use. The right implants help in giving you a balanced figure. They will also reduce the chances of complications like back and neck pains due to oversized breasts.

Measurements of the breasts have to be taken in order to identify the right implant size. The body type and the amount of available breast tissue are also considered in deciding the implant size. The size of the implants is measured in cubic centimeters.

Shapes of implants

Implants can either be round or teardrop shaped. Dr Briggs prefers to use round implants on patients whose breasts have a good shape and all they need is an increase in size. The teardrop shaped implants are suitable when you need an increase in size as well as better shaped breasts. Mostly, teardrop shaped implants are filled with a firm silicone gel while round implants can have either the soft or firm silicone gel fill. Implants also come in various projections. You can opt for high profile, medium or low profile implants.