What to Consider Before Breast Augmentation

Posted on August 10, 2018 under Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the U.S. today. If you are one of the many women considering this procedure, be sure to consider the many decisions that you will have to make regarding your aesthetic goals. We have listed these considerations below so you are aware of what to expect.

Type of Implant

When it comes to breast augmentation there are two types of implants: saline and silicone. Saline implants are made up of a silicone shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Silicone implants are made up of a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel. Both implant options come with their own pros and cons, which can be discussed during your consultation.

Implant Size

Breast implant come in many different sizes to help meet the aesthetic goals of each patient. At your consultation, Dr. Taylor will take measurements to understand which implant size is most appropriate for your anatomy and offer a method by which you can visualize the results.

Incision Placement

There are a number of incisions pattern options when it comes to breast augmentation. These include the inframammary (under the breast fold), periareolar (around the areola), and transaxillary (in the armpit) incisions. The incision that is right for you will depend on your anatomy, implant type and size, and overall aesthetic goals.

Implant Placement

Breast implants can also be placed either over the chest muscle, under the chest muscle, or using the split muscle technique. Most breast augmentation patients receive breast implants under the muscle, as it results in more secure and natural-looking results. However, your implant placement options can be discussed with Dr. Taylor during your consultation.

As you can see, there are many things to consider before undergoing a breast augmentation procedure. If you are interested in learning more about a breast augmentation in the Fayetteville, AR area, contact our office today!