Thre mass that is implanted in your breast for breast augmentation surgical procedures can be:

  • Breast implants (saltwater or silicone) which last 5-15 years
  • Your own body fat (fat grafting/fat transfer) which may be permanent

Recent Questions

What is the best treatment for droopy breasts?

Hi there and thank you for the question. Droopy breasts are due to a combination of volume loss (glandular loss) and loose skin (think about a long-inflated balloon that has lost some gas). The medical term is ptosis, and can be classified according to the position of the nipple and glad of the breast in relation to the inframammary fold. Ptotic breasts are managed by addressing the gland and the skin through various techniques including: augmentation, augmentation mastopexy, or mastopexy (breast lift) alone.

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Dr Adrian Ooi

Plastic Surgeon

What is one advice you would give to someone considering breast implant surgery?

The advice is to be very well informed. It’s to find out as much as you can so that you have an idea. There’s so much information available and it’s all readily available for you to read up. You can look in Human, et cetera. Basically, you have to know what your options are. Besides breast implants, there’s also fat grafting. At least you can make that decision with all these considerations and not hastily so that you will not regret your decisions later.

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Dr Terence Goh

Plastic Surgeon

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