What to Consider Before Breast Implants

Posted on June 12, 2018 under Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants

So, you are considering a breast augmentation, and your consultation is approaching. Many women go into this process not knowing anything about the procedure except that it increases the size of the breasts. However, there is much more to the procedure that you should know about beforehand. Read on for some ideas on what to consider before your breast augmentation procedure.

Breast Implant Type

When it comes to breast augmentation in Fayetteville, there are a number of breast implants to choose from. These include saline, silicone, and form-stable implants. Saline implants are filled with a saltwater solution, and silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel. Form stable implants, also known as gummy bear implants, are similar to silicone gel implants, though they hold their shape better.

Breast Implant Size

Breast implants also come in many different sizes to achieve many different looks. The implant size that is right for you will depend on your individual anatomy and your desired overall look. It is important to seek out an Arkansas board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Taylor who understands the complex interactions between existing breast tissue and a new implant, so the correct implant will be chosen for you.

Breast Implant Shape

Breast implants can either be round or teardrop-shaped. Both types each have their own pros and cons, which will be discussed during your consultation. Round implants are often better for patients with shallower breasts at the top, while teardrop implants may offer a more natural look.

Incision Type

There are a number of incisions that can be used during a breast augmentation through which a breast implant can be placed. The most common incisions include the periareolar (around the nipples), the inframammary (in the breast crease), and the transaxillary (in the armpit). The type of incision used will depend on the type and size of the implant, as well as the desired outcome.

If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation in the Fayetteville area, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Taylor.