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Different approaches for breast augmentation

26th Nov 2018

When it comes to breast augmentation surgery, the development of modern plastic surgery techniques has allowed for multiple options to have it performed. The increase in the size of the breasts can be performed either by using implants or transferring fat to the breasts. When it comes to breast implant surgery, we have different types of implants depending on their contents, shape, size, the texture of the surface, profile, and consistency.

Choosing the right approach for your breast augmentation can seem like mission impossible after having a look online and noticing the multitude of information available and numerous surgical options. This is the reason why you should schedule a pre-operative consultation with your plastic surgeon early on once you decide you want to find out more about this intervention.

It is true that with the help of the internet and all the information available at just one click away, it might be tempting to research and make decisions about what you want even before meeting with the plastic surgeon, but this is not always a good idea. While there are many options and approaches for breast augmentation surgery, not all of them are suitable for each and every patient. In actuality, breast augmentation surgery is a highly customized procedure. This means that each patient will have a tailor-made operative plan that is created with her anatomical characteristics and expectations from the surgery in mind. Of course, this is the case when seeing a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon to play out your breast enhancement procedure. Among other things, you will also discuss the types of implants, placement of the implants, and location of the scars.

When it comes to inserting the implants inside the breasts, a surgical incision is needed. The three most common incision types for breast augmentation are transaxillary incision, periareolar incision, and the incision located in the inframammary fold. The type of incision is decided depending on the amount of mammary gland, the size of the implants to be inserted, and the patient’s desires regarding scarring. Keep in mind that when using a transaxillary incision, additional incisions will be needed if revision surgery is required. The periareolar and inframammary fold incisions are frequently used by the majority of plastic surgeons as they guarantee good results and a fast and smooth recovery.

Once we have decided upon the incision placement, we get to the placement of the implant inside the breasts. Here we have two options: the implants can be inserted either behind the pectoral muscle or behind the mammary gland. This decision is taken after considering factors such as the initial breast tissue, the desires of the patients, and the type of implant to be used, among other things.

As you can see, there are many aspects to be discussed with the plastic surgeon about the different approaches for breast augmentation surgery. Make sure to get all the details from your plastic surgeon.


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