Breast Augmentation Types – Customizing your Procedure

Summer is just around the corner, which means spending more time having fun in the sun. However, if you are not looking forward to bathing suit season due to your small breasts, you may want to look into breast augmentation. Not only is it the number one most popular plastic surgery procedure done to date, it can help to create larger, more proportionate breasts for a boost in confidence. Patients also have a number of choices they can make to customize their procedure for desired results.

Implant Type

There are a number of breast implant types available today, including silicone, saline and form stable.

Silicone implants are made of a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel and feel similar to natural breast tissue. Saline implants are made of a silicone shell filled with a saline solution and are often firmer. Form stable implants are similar to silicone implants, only they are made of a thicker silicone gel, so they hold their shape better. The type of implant that is used will depend on many factors, including your overall results.

Incision Type

There are also a number of incision types that can be chosen for your breast augmentation. These include the inframammary (created in the breast crease), the periareolar (created around the areola), and the transaxillary (created in the armpit) incisions. The location of your incision will depend on your individual anatomy, your preference for scar location, and Dr. Cooper’s suggestions.

Implant Placement

During a breast augmentation, the breast implant can be placed under or over the chest muscle. Dr. Cooper prefers a dual-plane sub pectoral approach, in which the upper part of the implant is behind the chest muscle, while the lower portion is above it. This creates a more natural breast shape and minimizes rippling.
As you can see, there are many ways to customize your breast augmentation procedure to fit your individual needs. If you are located in the Jupiter, FL area and are interested in breast augmentation, contact our office today at 561-406-6574 to schedule a consultation.