The decision to have breast augmentation is a big one. You’ll need to do lots of research on your own to understand your implant options and other choices. This isn’t something to jump into on a whim, and the choice to have augmentation needs to be for you first and foremost, not for a spouse or a partner. But for women who have felt their breast size or shape was disproportionate or unsatisfying, the decision to have augmentation can change their lives.
The first step down this path is to have a consultation with Dr. Low or Dr. Cheung. You’ll discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure. Your goals need to be realistic because, while breast augmentation is life changing, it is not a panacea.
Once you decide to go forward, there will be four additional decisions you’ll need to make. Our team at CRS will help you with all of these.
- Implant type. You’ll choose between silicone implants and saline implants — both types have pluses and minuses. Most people feel that silicone implants have a more natural feel than saline. However, if a saline implant ruptures, your body simply absorbs the salt water. If a silicone implant ruptures, you’ll need to have any silicone that has leaked removed.
- Implant position. You’ll decide on the position of the implant, whether it will be placed atop or underneath the breast muscle. Many believe that implants placed under the muscle have a more natural look, but this is personal preference.
- Incision location. Where you want the incision will affect your scarring. Implants can be placed through incisions either at the bottom of the breast, at the base of the areola, or in the armpit. Obviously, incisions in the armpit leave the least visible scarring.
- Implant style. The last of your decisions will be the size and shape of your implants. Some implant styles feature more projection than others. Others, such as gummy bear implants, are more teardrop shaped. The Ideal implant is a saline implant that has a unique nested construction to make it feel more like silicone.
While these decisions may seem daunting, they’re not. Dr. Low, Dr. Cheung, and our entire staff will help you get the information you need to feel comfortable with each option you choose. Call us at (954) 533-8029 to schedule your consultation for breast augmentation.