The decision to have breast augmentation is a big one involving lots of research and deliberation. It shouldn’t be taken casually. But for women who have felt their breast size or shape was disproportionate or unsatisfying, the decision to have augmentation can change their lives. And these procedures have remarkably high satisfaction rates with patients afterwards.
The first step down this path is to have a consultation with Dr. Admire. You’ll discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure. Dr. Admire will stress that this needs to be something you want to have, not a decision made for a partner or spouse or to keep up with a friend or neighbor.
Once you decide to go forward, there will be four additional decisions you’ll need to make. Dr. Admire and our team will help you with all of these decisions so that you feel you have all the information you need to be confident in your choices.
- 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. There is a bit of a misconception here, though. Once any type of implant ruptures, you’ll still need to have revision surgery to remove the ruptured implant and replace it. This is true with saline or silicone.
- 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 all 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.
While these decisions may seem daunting, they’re not. Dr. Admire will help you with any questions you have or information you need. Once we move through all of these choices and you have the surgery and its relatively easy recovery, you’ll be thrilled with your new figure!
Call us at (480) 946-3155 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Admire.