Breast augmentation with implants, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, is the most effective way to improve your bust whether you want a modest improvement or a dramatic change in your figure. Breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift procedure if you have noticed considerable sag and loss of breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss. It is also a useful technique for correction of asymmetries of the breasts.
This procedure is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. I perform this procedure in the hospital with anesthesia as this allows the safest environment with the lowest possible risk of complications. There are two types of breast implants- saline breast implants (saline is sterile water with a dash of salt equal to the normal concentration of the body) and silicone gel implants. There are different advantages with each implant type. Click here to learn more about the differences between saline and silicone implants.
At your consultation we would discuss all of your choices, from sizes to implant types. I prefer to place implants behind the muscle in most cases. The most popular type of implant shape is the smooth round type which gives a full natural look. Scars can be hidden under the breast, along the areola, or occasionally in the armpit. A typical consultation lasts about an hour in which we will review your body frame, your desires, and all of your options. Bring lots of questions.
We will also discuss all the pros and cons of your various options and also the risks of surgery. I am often asked about the safety of gel-filled implants. Numerous studies support the safety of breast implants, whether saline filled or silicone gel filled. We only use FDA approved breast implants, manufactured in the United States.
Choosing the correct size for you is a very important part of your consultation. There are many factors to consider when choosing a size including your height and weight, shoulder width and chest frame, the size of your existing breasts and of course, the size you want to be. To determine the best size for you, I find the use of silicone sizers to be the most helpful and accurate method. I will advise you and make recommendations but consider my most important job is to listen to you and understand the vision you have for your new figure.
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