Are you unhappy with your small or asymmetrical breasts? Maybe you avoid wearing certain clothing items, or feel uncomfortable wearing a bathing suit. If so, you may be able to benefit from a breast augmentation. This popular procedure option can augment your breasts for an improved breast contour. However, there are some things that you should consider before undergoing this procedure.

Breast Implant Type

There are a few implant types to choose from, including saline, silicone, and gummy bear. Saline implants are filled with a saltwater solution, while silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel. Gummy breast implants are also filled with silicone, but their gel interior is thicker and has a gummy bear-like consistency, so they hold their shape very well.

Breast Implant Placement

Breast implants can also be placed underneath or over the chest muscle. Implants that are placed under the implant provide a more natural look and feel, but do take longer to heal. Implants that are placed over the muscle heal quicker, but are at a higher risk for capsular contracture and rippling.

Breast Implant Size

Choosing the right implant size is important to achieve your aesthetic goals. For those who want a more natural augmentation, choosing small implant may be the answer. However, a discussion with your plastic surgeon during your consultation can help to make this process easier.

If you are interested in a breast augmentation, contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation!

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