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What Is Breast Augmentation With Implants?

Breast augmentation with implants, also known as Augmentation Mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to increase the size and change the shape of the breasts. This is done by placing implants behind the breast tissue or under the chest muscle.

Implants are sacs filled with either sterile salt water (saline) or a material called silicone. The surgery is typically performed at an outpatient surgery clinic or in a hospital, and most women receive general anesthesia for the procedure.

There Are Different Types of Breast Implants Available

Today, multiple options of breast implants are accessible.

  1. Saline breast implants: Filled with sterile salt water, these implants provide a uniform shape, firmness, and feel. They are FDA-approved for augmentation in women aged 18 or older.
  2. Structured saline breast implants: These implants also contain sterile salt water but have an inner structure that aims to make the implant feel more natural.
  3. Silicone breast implants: FDA-approved for augmentation in women aged 22 or older, these implants are filled with silicone gel.
  4. Gummy bear breast implants: Also known as form-stable implants, these have a more cohesive gel that maintains its shape better than traditional silicone implants.


Breast augmentation is typically performed under general anesthesia, although local anesthesia may be used in some cases. The surgeon makes incisions in inconspicuous areas, such as under the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit. The implants are then inserted and positioned either behind the breast tissue or behind the chest muscles.


After the surgery, patients may experience temporary discomfort, swelling, and bruising. It is important to follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions, including wearing a supportive bra and avoiding strenuous activities for a certain period of time. Full recovery can take several weeks, and regular follow-up visits with the surgeon are necessary.

Risks and Complications

Like any surgical procedure, Breast augmentation with implants carries certain risks and potential complications. These can include infection, bleeding, changes in nipple or breast sensation, implant rupture or leakage, scarring, and the need for additional surgeries.

It’s important to consult with a plastic surgeon if you are considering Breast augmentation with implants. They can provide a thorough evaluation, discuss your goals and expectations, and explain the potential risks and benefits of the procedure.

Breast Augmentation in Miami, FL

To initiate your Breast Augmentation journey in Miami, it’s essential to schedule a consultation with our team. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, call us now at (305) 406-9055 or conveniently schedule a consultation online. Our experienced professionals will guide you through the process and address any concerns you may have.

Medical review provided by:

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Dr. Marco Amarante

MD. Plastic Surgeon

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Medical review provided by:

Picture of Dr. Marco Amarante
Dr. Marco Amarante

MD. Plastic Surgeon

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