09 Nov You Have a Lot of Choices When it Comes to Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is the enhancement of the breasts via the placement of implants, and it is one of the most requested procedures at John Park MD Plastic Surgery. There are many options and variances to consider, starting with selecting saline or silicone implants. Both are safe, effective, and can offer organic-looking results. The big difference when it comes to placement is that silicone implants are full prior to placement, while saline implants are inserted as an empty shell and then filled with saline once they are in place.
The size of the implants is what many women first think about. Breast implants can be filled with virtually any amount of silicone or saline, which is measured in cc’s. During your complimentary consultation with Dr. Park, you can discuss your breast size goals. Most women think in terms of bra and cup sizes, so having an idea of the size you’d like to achieve in advance is helpful. You will also get a chance to feel various breast implant types during your consultation, and this might help you determine whether you prefer the feel of silicone or saline. We offer sizers in our clinic, which are the exact same breast implants used in surgery. They are available in every size and style so you can actually see and feel what the implants are like. Most clinics do not offer sizers, but it is a critical part of fully understanding the breast augmentation process.
Customizing Your Breast Implants
The profile of the breast implants is equally as important as every other factor. Some women prefer a more natural, tear-drop shape that sits at a natural level on the chest. Others prefer a more dramatic round effect that sits higher on the chest. We are committed to helping you get the results you want and will work with you to help determine the profile that works best for you. Many women find that they don’t need to wear a bra after breast augmentation, and choosing the correct profile for what you have in mind is especially important if you hope to go bra-free.
The incision pattern and location are other considerations to keep in mind. However, this will be determined by your surgeon based on the type of implant that is selected, the size, and the current condition of your breasts. Sometimes women benefit from a breast lift as well as breast augmentation. A breast lift is exclusively the removal of excess skin to ensure perkier, more youthful looking breasts. This is not always necessary with breast implants because excess, lax skin can be helpful for those who are going up in breast size. However, in some situations, a woman may benefit from both the removal of excess breast tissue (a lift) and breast augmentation (breast implants).
Breast Implants Designed for You
Many patients are surprised to learn that breast implants also come in different textures. Breast implants can be either smooth or textured, and there are benefits to each. Some think that smooth implants, if placed on top of the chest muscles, allow for a more natural look. However, this is not an issue for those considering breast implants below the pectoral muscles.
The actual placement of the implants will play a big role in the final result. For women who are very slender, it is almost always recommended that breast implants be placed below the chest muscles. This allows for a more natural look. However, this placement is also a little more invasive, which results in a slightly longer recovery period. Most women find this caveat well worth it, but it is ultimately a decision to be made between you and your surgeon.
The Surgical Difference: Think About Surgeon Qualifications
With all of the different facets of breast implants to think about, you don’t want to forget about the surgeon. The skill and experience of the surgeon is often the most important part of getting gorgeous results that you love. You deserve a board-certified expert who specializes in breast augmentation. Peace of mind and confidence in your surgeon are the key ingredients when you’re thinking about breast implants.
To learn more about breast augmentation at John Park MD Plastic Surgery, schedule your complimentary consultation today by calling (949) 777-6883.