4 Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation

April 26, 2023 Tags: , ,

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Want to enhance your body image? Then, seeking a breast augmentation can restore your self-esteem, letting you feel confident in your own skin once again. When undergoing a breast augmentation, there are many things that should be considered. To help, we narrowed the list down to four key factors to ensure that your procedure meets all of your expectations.

1. Size

Some women may desire a more dramatic change in breast size, while others may prefer a more subtle enhancement. To achieve a natural-looking result, the size of the breast implants should be in proportion to the size of your body.

2. Contouring

Breast implants should mimic a breast’s natural shape, with fullness at the bottom and a tapered top smooth transition into the chest wall. To do this, a rounded implant is strategically placed within the breast to restore fullness and volume. This helps create a more gradual and natural-looking slope from the upper pole of the breast to the nipple-areola complex.

3. Silicone or Saline?

Compared to other types of implants, silicone gel implants are far better at mimicking the texture and consistency of natural breast tissue, allowing for a more natural appearance. Silicone implants are also less likely to ripple or fold compared to saline implants, creating a smoother, more natural-looking breast contour.

4. Position

The placement of the implant is largely dependent on patient specific requests on how they would like to look post procedure. By having the implant placed over the pectoral muscle, the implant is able to move in a more natural manner. On the other hand, the implant can be placed behind the pectoral muscle, which gives the breast a more sloped, natural appearance. Both techniques are valid and have their own advantages and disadvantages, with the choice depending on the individual’s anatomy, natural breast size, and goals.

Wanting to know what to keep in mind before undergoing breast augmentation? Contact one of our industry experts at Dr. J. J. Wendel’s Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation to help achieve your goals.

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