When it comes to breast augmentation, there are endless options in surgical technique, implant size, shape, and feel to achieve each individual patient’s desired look. To follow are a look into 4 things all patients should consider when thinking about enhancing their breasts.
- Silicone or saline implants? Overall, more silicone implants are placed annually than saline, and they serve as the preferred choice among surgeons and patients. While silicone implants previously had a bad reputation for potentially being dangerous, technological advancements have greatly improved silicone implants, making them safer than ever. Silicone implants also provide for a more natural look and feel, and have more versatility than saline implants. An advantage of saline implants is that in the rare case of a rupture, saline can safely be reabsorbed by the body without posing risks to the patient’s health.
- Surgical technique and incisions. There are 3 main surgical methods for breast augmentation — under the breast fold, through the areola (skin around the nipple), or through the armpit. Each method is designed to minimize visible scarring. Determining which incision technique is best for you depends on your body shape, skin elasticity, and type and size of breast implants to be placed. The most popular incision method is beneath the breast.
- Size. Choosing the size of the implants can be the most exciting part of the process for patients. It is advised to have realistic expectations and understand that each individual body has limitations. Going too large can pose dangerous health risks, and choosing the correct size in proportion to your body is essential in creating a natural silhouette. Your plastic surgeon will assist you in choosing the best size and shape implant for your body type.
- Selecting a surgeon for breast augmentation is absolutely the most important aspect of this procedure. Although risks are considerably low with breast augmentation, to ensure the safest and best results, it is recommended that you choose a board certified plastic surgeon who is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Breast Augmentation on Long Island
Are you interested in learning more about Breast Augmentation surgery? Contact Dr. Rhee today! We are located in Huntington Station, Long Island, New York, and can be reached directly at 631.424.6707. We look forward to hearing from you soon!