Breast Augmentation has been around for over 50 years and remains the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure today. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in the last year alone, almost 300,000 Breast Augmentations were performed in the United States.
Despite these statistics, opting for Breast Augmentation can feel monumental and challenging. Even after choosing to get breast implants, there are still many decisions left to be made. To make things a little easier, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery has broken the process down into four main considerations:
The S’s of Breast Augmentation:
1. Silicone or Saline?
Both silicone and saline implants are safe and can yield beautiful results. Silicone implants are normally more organic in feel, and sit naturally on the chest. They also have less chance for rippling and a lower deflation rate. Saline implants are rounder and firmer than silicone, often sitting higher on the chest. Saline implants are also the less expensive option. The best choice should be based on a woman’s personal taste and desires.
2. Surgical Incision?
Breast Augmentation will result in a well-concealed scar along the incision line. Where this is placed will be determined by a woman’s natural anatomy and the type/size implant being used. The most popular techniques for Breast Augmentation are the infra-mammary incision (under the breast crease), the peri-areolar incision (around the nipple), and the transaxillary incision (within the armpit).
Out of all of the choices a woman has for her Breast Augmentation, she will spend the most time on the question of size. The common denominator in most girls is a desire for proportion. Dr. Vitenas will have patients try on a variety of saline and silicone implant sizers, under a tight white shirt, to help visualize their results. Computer imagery is also helpful in determining the perfect potential silhouette.
Last but not least is the choice of surgeon. Patients should always choose an experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Vitenas, to perform their Breast Augmentation. This is the only way to guarantee satisfying Breast Augmentation results, with the lowest chance of complications.
If you are ready to speak with someone about the Breast Augmentation procedure, and would like to set up a consultation with Dr. Vitenas, contact the Houston office at 281.810.9083.