|The rate of satisfaction among patients who have had their breasts enlargement is among the highest in cosmetic medicine.One of the primary reasons for the popularity of Breast Augmentation is that the procedure can readily be customized to the specific goals of the individual patient. Women who undergo breast augmentation have a variety of options at their disposal, giving them tremendous control over their outcome.
These options include:Breast Implant Type: Currently, women in the United States can choose between silicone gel-filled implants, saline-filled implants, and form-stable, ultra-cohesive silicone gel-filled (known informally as “gummy bear”) implants. Salines have the advantage of a reaching a near perfect symmetry, because the volume is adjustable, not graded in increments of an ounce. Your breasts should be “twins not sisters.”
Breast Implant Placement: Breast implants can be placed in pockets made either beneath the pectoral muscle (dual plane or the submuscular placement method) or in front of the pectoral muscle, immediately behind the breast tissue (the subglandular or submammary placement method).
Location of the Incision: Breast Implants may be placed through inframammary incisions (just below the crease at the base of the breast), periareolar incisions (along the border of the lower half of the areola), or transaxillary incisions (in the armpit). Some plastic surgeons also place implants through the navel (the transumbilical, or TUBA, incision); however, this method is less commonly used than the other three.
Other options include Breast Implant size, shape, profile, and texture.
Harold M. Reed, M.D.
Breast Implants 1 year after correcting asymmetrical silicone injection
same Breast Implant patient dressed