Deciding that you want to receive breast implants is one thing, but it’s something else entirely to consider the many options that can help you customize your procedure. Between the placement of your implants, their size and shape and the material they are made out of, there is much to think about when it comes to your new breasts.
The best way to learn about your options for breast augmentation is to schedule a consultation at Rodeo Surgical Art. Together, you and Dr. Mashhadian can discuss your options and create a treatment plan that coincides with the cosmetic goals you have in mind.
Before coming in for a consultation, it’s helpful to perform some research of your own and learn more about the variations in breast augmentation technique. The better you understand the procedure, the more capable you will be of making important breast augmentation decisions.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLACEMENT
Your surgeon can place implants in one of two ways: either underneath or on top of the pectoralis muscle in your chest. The placement that you and your surgeon choose will depend on your particular expectations for surgery as well as your long and short-term cosmetic goals.
If you have plans to breastfeed in the future or are more athletically built, then seriously considering the placement of your implants will be beneficial. Regardless of the placement you decide upon, the goal is for your implants to look completely natural.
THE BEST INCISION FOR YOU
Similarly, there are several techniques for creating an incision for breast implants. Your surgeon can make an incision either underneath the breast fold, around the areola or within the underarm.
As with the placement of your implants, the incision you receive has a lot to do with your expectations for surgery as well as the size and material of the implants you choose. All are made with the intention to reduce the visibility of scarring once you recover fully.
DECIDING BETWEEN SALINE AND SILICONE
Understanding the difference between implant materials will help you choose how you want your results to look and feel once they heal. Saline and silicone gel implants both produce natural and beautiful results, but you may choose one over the other based on your budget and aesthetic desires.
Implants filled with saline solution can feel more like natural breasts to some patients and are less expensive than their silicone counterparts. Silicone gel implants are more cohesive and tend to take on the natural shape of your breast.
The best way to choose between materials is to feel and try on different implants. Doing so will give you a better idea of what your results will look like.
WHAT’S THE RIGHT CUP SIZE?
Of course, you want your breasts to be larger, but you still need to decide on the exact cup size you would like to achieve. The size of your implants will depend on the amount of tissue you have available on your breasts as well as the current proportions of your body.
To ensure that your results look natural, it’s important for you and your surgeon to choose an implant size that complements your natural features. The material that you pick for your implants will also determine how large you can go.