Going into breast augmentation, there are important decisions that every candidate has to make. The choices you make about your breast augmentation procedure will affect your experience and your results. The key decisions listed below can easily be remembered as the four S’s of breast augmentation: silicone vs. saline, surgical incision, size, and style.
Silicone vs. Saline Implants
At PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we offer both silicone and saline implants. Most women end up choosing silicone, and this is largely because they believe silicone implants feel and look more natural than saline implants. Silicone implants also have a lower rupture rate than saline implants. Some benefits of saline implants are that they are more affordable and require a smaller surgical incision because they can be filled after insertion. Saline implants are FDA approved for women ages 18 and older, and silicone implants are FDA approved for women ages 22 and older.
The type of incision you choose will determine the type of scar you have. All incisions (and, therefore, all scars) are placed in inconspicuous locations and will fade over time. The most popular incision at our facility is the periareolar incision, which goes around the areola. A scar from a periareolar incision is more difficult to detect as it blends into the areola. There are other surgical incisions that you can choose from, such as the inframammary incision (along the breast crease). During your consultation, we will discuss the best incision option for you based on your chosen implant, your anatomy, and your lifestyle.
Choosing an appropriate implant size is a highly personal decision. Implants of the same size will not look the same on two different women due to differences in their anatomy and implant styles. Careful measurements of your anatomy will be taken during your consultation to help you make this crucial decision. Our experts at PREMIERE Center will actively assist you in making the best decision on implant size for your body and your desires.
Other decisions regarding your breast augmentation are about implant style. For example, implants may be round or teardrop shaped. Round implants will have more upper pole fullness, whereas teardrop implants will have more lower pole fullness. Implants may also be smooth or textured. Breast implants can be high profile with more forward projection and a smaller base, or they can be low profile with less forward projection and a wider base. Each of these decisions is personal, and our experts will help you make the choices that are most appropriate for your needs, your lifestyle, and your body.
To schedule your consultation today for breast augmentation at PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery, please call our office at 813-400-1465. You can also reach us online by filling out our online contact form at your convenience.