Breast implants and breast augmentation are still popular treatments, year over year. There are probably a few reasons for this: we show more skin and we have social media to give us reason to scrutinize every part of our bodies. There’s no such thing as perfection, but we do understand the self-consciousness due to breasts that are bothersome for women. And though new breasts won’t solve deep-seated self-esteem issues, they might help you feel better when you’re in a swimsuit or trying on clothes.
Maybe you feel that your breasts are too small for your body type, or you have one breast that is larger than the other. There are many reasons why you may want to explore the option of implants. Keep reading to learn more about breast augmentation and implants.
Type of Implants
There are two types of implants: saline and silicone. There are pros and cons to each, and you will need to choose the best option for you. Saline can be safely absorbed by the body in the event the implant ruptures. The incision for saline implants is also more subtle, because the implant is filled after it has been placed in the breast. Silicone, on the other hand, will need to be surgically removed in the case of implant rupture. Silicone is sometimes preferred, as some think it feels more like normal breast tissue.
If you are having reconstructive surgery or have extremely small breasts, we may recommend silicone implants, as saline implants look more natural when there is breast tissue to help cover the implant.
Where to Place Your Incision
We can help you decide the best place for your incision, to minimize the appearance of it. You can have an incision placed in the armpit, at the base of the nipple, or in the crease underneath the breast.
Where to Place Your Implants
We can place your implants beneath or on top of the chest muscle. Implants beneath the muscle have a lower risk of capsular contracture, where scar tissue forms around the implant and leads to a tightening sensation.