About Breast Augmentation with Implants
Breast Augmentation with Implants is a very commonly performed cosmetic surgery using breast implants to modify the size, shape, fullness, and overall look of the breasts. For many women, it can give them help them feel more feminine and create the proportions they desire, and enhance their natural curves. According to statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), nearly 300,000 women undergo breast augmentation surgery annually.
The thing that most women wonder when it comes to breast augmentation is about what size they should pick. First of all, I tell everyone that everybody is different, so if your friend or someone you saw on the internet got one size, it may or may not look good on you. I personally do AT LEAST 2 sizing exercises with my patients where they try the ACTUAL implant in a non-padded bra under their clothing. If needed I tell my patients they can come in to do that as many times as they need until they feel comfortable before choosing the size. There are always limitations with each person’s anatomy as to what range will fit properly on their body and also considerations based on what type of look they are trying to achieve and that is what I discuss and help my patients with.
During your consultation, we will discuss implant type (silicone vs saline), implant placement (over or under the muscle), incision placement (in the crease or around the areola), and also sizing. In my office, we have a wide range of sizes that you can put in your bra to see how they look on your frame (the best way to pick your new size). I’ll have you feel the difference between saline and silicone breast implants and we will talk about the differences. I will also perform detailed measurements and discuss the differences in the types of implant shapes.