Breast Augmentation (or breast lift) surgery is the process of increasing the size of the breast using a breast implant.
There are many reasons for undergoing breast augmentation surgery. It could be due to a desire for bigger or fuller breasts or due to the breasts being naturally too small or asymmetrical. Frequently it is because of a loss of shape in the breasts after pregnancy, weight loss or ageing.
In such cases a breast implant can help to give the breast a lift and restore the desired size and shape.
Breast Augmentation procedures differ between plastic surgeons, but the technique involves making an incision in the skin and creating a cavity into which the implant is placed. The incision can be made in the inframammary crease, in the area of the nipple or in the armpit. The implant is usually placed either above the chest muscle and below breast tissue or under the chest muscle and above the ribs.
The breast implants themselves are made of silicone with a double wall to protect against injury. The implants are filled with either saline solution or silicone hydro-gel – a thick fluid that closely resembles the feel of human fat.
Split Muscle Breast Augmentation
Often, a breast implant can leave an unnatural looking ‘tennis ball’ chest, particularly in skinny women. Dr Kremer has developed his ground-breaking Split Muscle Breast Augmentation procedure to counter this effect.
Rather place the implant on top of, or underneath the chest muscle, Dr Kremer’s procedure takes advantage of both pockets. The technique involves splitting the muscle and inserting the top part of the breast implant under the chest muscle while the bottom part lies on top of the muscle. This provides a high level of fullness, hiding the unnatural outline of the upper part of the breast implant, while accentuating the lower part.
The procedure is perfectly safe and doesn’t damage the breast muscle, which continues to function as normal. The technique does require a competent surgeon as the muscle fibres must be split at the right level.