Things to Consider Before Undergoing Breast Augmentation

If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your breasts, the Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor offers breast augmentation surgery. This procedure is meant to improve the proportion and balance of your figure by increasing the fullness of your breasts. Before undergoing this procedure, consider the following factors:

Breast Implant Size

Breast implants come in a variety of sizes, and it is important that you choose a size that will compliment your body while meeting your individual surgery goals. During your consultation, a discussion about your desired breast size and shape is important to convey your needs to the surgeon.

Breast Implant Type

There are two main types of breast implants: saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution. These types of implants call for a smaller incision than the incision used for silicone implants. Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel and feel closest to that of human fat. Many patients choose this type of implants due to their natural appearance and feel.

Incision Location

When it comes to breast augmentation incision, there are four main types. These are the transaxillary, inframammary, areolar, and transumbilical. The transaxillary incision is made in the armpit, so no incisions are made on the breast. The inframammary incision is located in the natural crease under the breast and is often used with silicone implants. The areolar incision is made near the lower half of the areola to hide the scar. Lastly, the transumbilical incision is made in the naval area. A tunnel is then made towards to breast area for the implants to be placed.

As with any type of surgical procedure, a consultation is required to determine which breast implants and incision location is best for you. If you are interested in breast augmentation in Ann Arbor, contact us today at 734-712-2323.

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