Breast augmentation surgeries are some of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in America. Many women desire fuller, larger breasts to help create a better contour. If you’re unsatisfied with the shape or position of your breasts, consider undergoing a breast augmentation surgery:
- The Right Size Implant
When choosing your desired implant size, don’t make a decision based on media or recommendations from others. Instead, consider your plastic surgeon’s recommendations. An experienced surgeon can be trusted to offer advice that is based on the proportions of your body.
- Types of Implants
Once you’ve decided how big you want to go, you will need to decide on the material for your implants. Silicone implants feel like jelly-filled water balloons, and they are a common choice for many women, because they offer a natural look and feel.
Saline implants, on the other hand, are similar to water-filled bras. The saline solution is similar to salt water, making it completely safe for your body should the implant rupture. While less likely to provide a natural look and feel, many women choose saline, because it is less likely to rupture.
- Implant Placement
Subglandular implants are placed on top of the muscle, right below the breast tissue. This type of breast augmentation allows for easier access should your cosmetic surgeon need to perform a subsequent operation. Since this type of procedure does not disturb the muscles, recovery lengths tend to be shorter, and patients generally feel less discomfort.
Submuscular implants are placed under the pectoral muscle, which is best for women who have small breasts and relatively thin skin. This provides more padding between the implant and the skin, decreasing rupture risk. Submuscular implants also help conceal rippling, creating a more natural look and feel.
To schedule your breast augmentation consultation, call the office of Dr. Michael A. Horn. We are well known for performing breast augmentation surgeries and producing significant and successful results. To learn more about our surgical experience and expertise, visit us online or call us at (312) 202-9000.