Breast augmentation remains the most sought-after plastic surgery procedure in the United States. Because of significant advancements in the type and texture of implants, simulating natural breast tissue as accurately as possible is simpler than ever. Recent improvements in surgical techniques also help minimize scars, lessen recovery time, and reduce risks.
At Andrew Smith MD FACS, we personalize every procedure to satisfy the patient’s concerns and aesthetic goals. Dr. Andrew Smith himself performs hundreds of breast augmentations each year. His credentials, experience, and familiarity with different techniques will help achieve your “perfect” outcome.
Breast enhancement surgery is ideal for women unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. The top three benefits of breast augmentation in CA will help you attain:
Before you book your breast augmentation procedure, it is important to discuss the following with your plastic surgeon:
1. Implant Type: Saline vs. Silicone
You have the option to choose between saline breast implants and pre-filled cohesive silicone gel implants. In the former, a plastic surgeon must fill the implants with a sterile saline solution during surgery.
Today, the majority of patients prefer silicone implants because of their natural look and feel. Saline is an option if you want perkier, more “fake” looking breasts. Both implant types are FDA-approved, meaning they are safe and effective choices for breast augmentation. The size and incision location are the only two factors that may affect whether saline or silicone will be the best selection for you.
2. Implant Projection, Width, Size, and Shape
Implant projection, otherwise known as implant profile, refers to how distant the breasts project from the body. During your consultation, you and your plastic surgeon will work together to choose the best width, size, and shape of implant for your body, as well as ensure the results you desire. Anatomically shaped implants known as “teardrop” often provide more natural-looking results than conventional round implants. However, they have a higher chance of moving in the breast pocket.
3. Implant Surface: Textured vs. Smooth
Most implants used today are smooth surfaced implants. Textured implants involve a rough surface. Its purpose is to adhere to the surrounding breast tissue, preventing it from slipping and sliding in the breast pocket. Smooth implants often cost less than textured varieties, but they are equally as effective.
4. Implant Placement
Breast implants reside either beneath the pectoral muscle or above it. The pectoral muscle is large and fan-shaped, stretching from the armpit up to the collarbone, then down across the lower chest area on both sides of the chest.
Both placement options can produce natural-looking results and are acceptable for all types of implants. The most appropriate choice will depend on your chest width, amount of natural breast tissue, aesthetic preferences, and lifestyle.
5. Incision Location
There are four different breast augmentation incisions, including:
If you are looking into breast augmentation, Dr. Andrew Smith is happy to discuss your options and help you develop a customized surgical plan that addresses your needs and desires. He will make your decision-making process as smooth and educational as possible, so be sure to communicate your goals and concerns. Together, you will arrive at the procedural steps that will help achieve your anticipated breast augmentation results.
For more in-depth information about your breast augmentation options or to book a consultation, please contact us by dialing (949) 288-4651 or complete our online form.
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