The breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure, allowing you to make decisions based on your body type, desired look, and values. While having many options can help ensure you receive the most satisfying results possible, they can also be overwhelming! Here are some of the decisions you can expect to make during your breast augmentation procedure process.
One big decision you will make during your breast augmentation process is the material of your implants. New breast implant material options continue to become available, so make sure you do your research on what your plastic surgeon offers. Saline implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution while saline implants are filled with silicone gel. At the Center for Plastic Surgery, patients have another option called the IDEAL implant. The IDEAL implant consists of many saline chambers, offering the natural feel of silicone implants, with the safety of saline.
Implant size and shape
The size and shape of your implants will have a big impact on the appearance of your breasts as well as the overall balance of your figure. Some patients choose a more modest increase in size while others aim for a more curvy look. Your plastic surgeon will work with you to determine a size that you will be happy and comfortable with, while keeping your safety and tissue health a priority. If asymmetry is a concern, one implant can be filled to a different volume than the other. A round shaped implant can offer more projection and fullness to the upper part of the breasts, while a teardrop shape will give natural looking fullness to the lower portion of the breast.
Incision and implant placement
There are several different incision options for your implant placement depending on your implant type and size, your anatomy, and where you prefer your scars to be located. Your options include inframammary (along the breast crease) and periareolar (along the areola). Your Washington DC plastic surgeon will also discuss the advantages and drawbacks of your implant placements, either over or under the breast muscle.
You won’t be expected to weigh your options on your own! A highly experienced plastic surgeon at Center for Plastic Surgery will be there to assist you with the decision making surrounding your breast augmentation. To schedule your initial consultation, contact our office today.