Breast implant augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery to enhance and/or restore the size and shape of your breasts. This procedure is also used to achieve a more full and youthful breast shape as well as improve your breast size asymmetry.
Breast augmentation can use either silicone or saline breast implants to increase the fullness and projection of your breasts. In enhancing your breast appearance, it may also enhance your self-confidence. It should be noted that for severely drooping breasts, a breast lift may be required along with your desired breast augmentation to have the fuller and lifted looking breasts. You should consult with your board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options.
Speaking from the perspective as an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon and breast augmentation specialist, the principles of the breast implant augmentation procedure are as follows.
Dr. Arian Mowlavi recommends using smooth shelled implants. The smooth shelled implants do not get stuck, as this issue is noted in textured implants. The smooth shelled implants slide down your breasts as you age, so there is a natural look. Textured implants should be avoided. Textured implants result in many women having a lymphoma scare, also known as ALCL.
Another important aspect of breast augmentation focuses on implant placement. The placement of the breast implant needs to be located on the inframammary crease. This placement is what supports the implant and prevents the implant from falling down, also known as bottoming out. The placement of the implant must be centered on your nipple and areola complex.
This center placement ensures that the Nipple Areolar Complex (NAC) is located at the apex of your breast mound. The breast implant must be placed using an inframammary crease approach. This approach is the quickest, most reproducible, gives the least disruption of glands, and does not create an artifact with a mammogram. The inframammary crease incision is the only incision that can be used when needing a redo.
If you are considering breast implants, please talk through your options and goals with your board-certified plastic surgeon. It is important to understand what augmentation surgery involves.
Dr. Arian Mowlavi at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute in Laguna Beach, CA is a breast specialist and can happily assist you, discuss your realistic breast goals with, and perform a beautiful breast procedure you will be excited about. We have more breast augmentation before and after images on our sister site DrLaguna.com.
Please see the beautiful 28-year old woman who is 3-months after her breast augmentation.