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For many women, their breast size and shape are important factors in their appearance and overall sense of self-esteem. While many women are interested in breast augmentation to increase the size of their breasts, there are also many others who contact Dr. Charles V. Pledger to improve the shape of their breasts after they’ve had changes in their body composition. These changes often result from pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss.

Silicone implants have always been a popular option because they feel very similar to natural breast tissue. The implant will not deflate if the membrane develops a small leak. You will, however, need to visit your surgeon periodically to monitor the integrity of the implants.

Saline implants have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and they continue to grow in popularity. The implants are filled with a sterile saline solution that will be harmlessly absorbed by your body if one of the implants develop a leak in the membrane. If this happens, the implant will deflate but the saline fluid will be safely absorbed by your body.

If you are only looking for a minor modification in breast size, then you might be interested in fat transfer breast augmentation. This can be done in conjunction with a liposuction procedure. The surgeon will take fat from another part of your body and implant it into the breast pocket without using an artificial implant.

If you are dissatisfied with the size or shape of your breasts, you should call Charles V. Pledger, MD at 801-373-4300 to explore your breast augmentation options in Provo, Utah.