What Should I Know Before Breast Augmentation?
There are many choices to be made prior to breast augmentation, and the process may seem daunting. Our plastic surgeons have compiled this list of considerations to better prepare you for your one-on-one consultation:
What type of breast implant do you want?
Silicone and saline breast implants both have unique advantages. Most women find silicone implants to feel more realistic, but leaks in the implant are more difficult to detect. Saline implants are filled after they are placed in the breast pocket, allowing a more precise size customization, but they have a higher risk of rippling.
What breast implant placement can give you the best results?
Breast implants can be placed over the pectoral muscle or beneath the muscle. The placement will change the slope and feel of the breasts, as well as impact your recovery. Our plastic surgeons almost always recommend placement below the muscle for the most natural-looking and long-lasting results. Be sure to ask your doctor for their recommendation.
Should you combine breast augmentation with a breast lift?
If you are simply seeking to increase the size of your breasts or restore lost volume, a breast augmentation is likely the best procedure for your needs. However, if you have excess skin that causes your breasts to sag in addition to lost volume, a breast augmentation with lift may be better suited for your goals.
Who should perform my breast augmentation?
Not all doctors who perform breast augmentation are plastic surgeons and board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Plastic surgeons have undergone extensive specialized training beyond their medical degree, usually an additional six years of surgery training in residency. All six of our plastic surgeons have these advanced skills and knowledge that can yield more satisfactory results.
If you have any questions about breast augmentation, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one our board-certified plastic surgeons, please contact us today.