Customizing Your Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for women, using implants to enhance the appearance of the breasts. Because no two women are the same when it comes to body type, concerns, and aesthetic goals, the breast augmentation procedure is highly customizable, allowing you to choose the implants and techniques you need to achieve the look you want. Here are just some of the ways you can customize your procedure with Dr. Shaddix:
Customizing your implants is more than just choosing the right size, as you’ll also choose from a number of different implant materials. The material of your implant can affect the appearance and feel of your new breasts, so it’s important to weigh your options carefully. At Shaddix Plastic Surgery, patients can choose from saline, silicone, and gummy bear implants. Saline implants are filled with a sterile solution that has a water-like movement. Saline can be safely absorbed by the body, giving peace of mind if there were ever a rupture. Silicone implants consist of silicone gel that closely mimics the natural movement of the breast. The gummy bear implant is composed of cohesive silicone with the ability to hold its shape, even in the event of a rupture. You will choose your implant material with Dr. Shaddix during your consultation.
Breast implants can be placed above or below the chest muscle. There are benefits and drawbacks to each technique. When placed above the chest muscle, there is less trauma on the body which can lead to a more comfortable recovery. When placed below the chest muscle, more protection is given to the implant which can reduce your risk of complications like rippling or tearing. This can also give your breasts a more natural feel. Dr. Shaddix will examine how much breast tissue you have and discuss your goals to determine where the implant should be placed.
Adding a breast lift
While breast augmentation can improve the size and symmetry of your breasts, severe sagging cannot be addressed. If you suffer from excess skin and sagging with nipples that point downward, you might talk with Dr. Shaddix about adding a lift to your breast augmentation procedure for optimal results!
Breast augmentation can be a life-changing procedure. Make sure you have all the information you need prior to ensure a successful process. If you’re ready to talk more about your breast augmentation options, contact our office and schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Shaddix.