The world of breast augmentation surgery is ever changing. The procedure has come a long way since the first modern breast implants were used in 1962, but developments continue to be made to improve both the results and the experience, ensuring it holds onto its number one position in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Here, we’ll take a look at some of the newest developments in boob jobs and what they mean for patients.
The Keller Funnel
In the placement of silicone gel implants, Keller Funnel is considered state-of-the-art technology and has a number of benefits for patients, so is becoming increasingly popular with plastic surgeons.
Once the pocket for the breast implant has been made, the surgeon places the implant inside the funnel and then gently applies pressure to push the breast implant into the pocket. With the Keller Funnel, implants can be inserted quickly and more comfortably than ever before.
This, in turn, lessens the risks associated with inserting these types of implants:
Stem cell breast augmentation
One ‘development’ in recent years has been stem cell breast augmentation. This term is a misnomer because it’s not possible to inject stem cells alone in the hope that they become breast tissue. So, a stem cell breast augmentation is really an autologous breast augmentation, where fat – with any stem cells present – is taken from one part of the body and injected into the breasts. This naturally builds up volume and poses very few risks compared to implants.
While a fat transfer breast augmentation has many advantages, it’s unlikely to replace the traditional breast augmentation procedure as it’s not possible to achieve the same increase in size that you are able to do with implants.
Gummy bear implants
Gummy bear implants started out in the USA, but they’re now available worldwide. They are silicone implants which are designed to maintain their shape, even if they are cut in half. What this means is, the risk of them leaking out if they do rupture, is greatly reduced. So, like the Keller Funnel method, gummy bear implants are considered safer than traditional implants.
These are just a small selection of the developments being made within the industry. Boob jobs have changed significantly over the years and as developments continue, it’s likely that techniques and methods will be further improved with each passing year.
During your breast augmentation consultation with Mr Paul Tulley, he will explain which implants and techniques are best suited to produce the results you desire and answer any questions you may have on this continually-evolving procedure.