What to Consider Before a Breast Augmentation

While many patients do some research before undergoing a plastic surgery procedure, there are some who simply focus on the outcome, and forget about some of the important decisions that must be made beforehand. Besides the obvious decision to increase your breast size, here are some other elements that you may need to consider before undergoing breast augmentation.

Implant Types

There are a number of implant types to choose from when it comes to breast augmentation. These include saline, silicone, and form stable. Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saline solution, while silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel. Form stable implants, also known as “gummy bear” implants, are similar to silicone gel implants, only they tend to hold their form better. The type of breast implant that is right for you will depend on a number of factors, including your anatomy, and your aesthetic goals.

Implant Shape

Breast implants also come in a number of shapes. They can either be round or teardrop-shaped. Round implants may be best for patients who are looking for more upper pole fullness, while teardrop-shaped implants can offer a more natural look.

Incision Method

During a breast augmentation, implants are placed into the breast pocket through surgical incisions. There are number of incision patterns that can be used, including the periareolar incision (around the nipple), the inframammary incision (in the breast crease), and transaxillary incision (in the armpit). The incision method used for your surgery will depend on a number of factors, which can be discussed during your consultation.

Contact Us Today

As you can see, there are a number of things to consider before your breast augmentation surgery. These things can be discussed with Dr. Howland during your breast augmentation consultation. If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation in Draper, UT, contact our office today!