Breast augmentation has been the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States since 2006, and there are many remarkable reasons why! You may find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of information, options, and recommendations around the internet. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Taylor will help guide you through this process with a comprehensive and individualized consultation. Here are five questions he may ask before you make the decision of breast augmentation.
Do I Need a Breast Lift Instead of Breast Augmentation?
During your consultation, Dr. Taylor will examine your physical anatomy to determine if you’re a better candidate for a breast lift, a breast augmentation, or a combination of both. This examination includes assessing your nipple position and the amount of lax skin around your breast tissue.
Where will My Breast Augmentation Scars Be?
Breast implants, either silicone or saline, are inserted through incisions, which Dr. Taylor creates in inconspicuous locations. You and Dr. Taylor together will determine the best incision options for you based on the type and size of your breast implant, and your natural anatomy. In most cases, incisions are meticulously created around the areola or under the breast fold. There are other options, which will be discussed during your consultation.
Where will My Breast Implant Be Placed?
Once the incision is decided on, the next decision is whether to place the breast implant above or below the pectoral muscle. Typically, if you have minimal breast tissue, Dr. Taylor will recommend the implant be placed underneath the muscle for a more natural appearance. If you have a decent amount of breast tissue, your implant may look best on top of the muscle.
What Breast Implant Size is Right for Me?
During your consultation, your breasts will be measured to determine a proper implant size and shape for your ideal results. This choice also depends on your desired results, which will vary among patients. Often, patients will have a ballpark range of what size they desire, which will help choose the best implants for their unique physique.
Should I opt for Saline or Silicone Implants?
The million-dollar question for most potential breast augmentation patients. The two primary choices of breast implants include saline and silicone. Silicone gel is the most popular, mostly based upon the natural feel and the longevity of the implant. However, it typically requires a larger incision than the saline implant. Also, saline implants can be more custom-fitting, since the saline solution is added once the shell is placed in the breast pocket.
It’s important to address these questions with Dr. Taylor during your initial consultation. These will help guide your way through your breast augmentation with ease. For more information or to request your breast augmentation consultation, contact Taylor Plastic Surgery today.