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Extra Large Breast Augmentation: Pros and Cons of XL Implants

by Martina Gonzalez

Some people believe that bigger is better. When it comes to extra large breast augmentation, it’s particularly important to choose a plastic surgeon that has experience in performing augmentations using very large implants. Extra large breast implants became popular in the 1980s, particularly among adult film stars, exotic dancers, and even a few noteworthy stars from mainstream entertainment. While many consumers seek smaller, more natural-looking implants, very large implants will give a disproportionate look that will draw a lot of attention to the bust. Many clients of this type of breast augmentation are women with existing implants who find they want to go even bigger, and opt for a second surgery with larger implants—think Pamela Anderson and Dolly Parton.

Remember, extra large breast augmentation is a serious procedure. Once inside the body, extra large implants are difficult to remove and it’s even more difficult to reverse the stretched skin from the implants. Due to their size, large implants also require larger incisions and extended healing times.

Silicone vs. Saline for Extra Large Breast Augmentation

Extra large breast augmentation can utilize both silicone and saline implants. Saline implants have been used more frequently to achieve larger breasts, due to the smaller incision lengths. Saline implant size is usually capped off at 1200 cc, but some manufacturers can create a 1500 cc size if they are specially ordered. Cohesive silicone gel implants, or gummy bear implants, are available in sizes up to 1000 cc and require longer incisions. They can only be inserted through the inframammary fold. Traditional silicone implants are available for extra large breast augmentation, but not generally preferred.

After Extra Large Breast Augmentation

Extra large breast augmentation requires additional home care. Because the implants are usually placed under the muscle, the chest will be very sore. Bed rest and plenty of fluids are necessary. Patients should start to feel back to normal in a week. Just like smaller implants, large implants may sit too high on the body immediately after the surgery. Over time, the breasts will sink to a more permanent position. The bigger the breasts, the more weight they put on the chest. Large implants will affect the tissue on the outside of the breasts, which in turn may result in a faster sagging breast appearance. Large breasts also place a significant amount of pressure on the breathing system.

Before You Commit

While regular breast augmentation is considered a routine procedure for many plastic surgeons, extra large breast augmentation will have a heightened risk of complications. Therefore, it requires a bit more experience and skill from your surgeon. Once you’ve decided that extra large breast augmentation is right for you, be resourceful. Read consumer reviews online and be sure to schedule a consultation with a breast surgeon with experience dealing with large sized implants.

Average Cost of Extra Large Breast Augmentation $4,000

How Long Does Extra Large Breast Augmentation Take? 2 hours, but can vary depending on each individual case.

Average Recovery Time Patients will feel less pain in about a week, but it takes a full month for the incision wounds to heal from extra large breast augmentation.

Possible Risks and Side Effects Risks and side effects of extra large breast augmentation include back pain, difficulty breathing, deflated implants, stretch marks, infection, and hematoma.

To learn more about extra large breast augmentation or to schedule an appointment with a reputable plastic surgeon in your area, contact Breast Augmentation Resources today.



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