Considering Breast Augmentation?


Whether you’ve already made the decision to undergo breast augmentation – or are still in the research stage – it’s important to know about the incision sites, placement of the implants and type of implants available for your procedure. After all, the incision site can make a big difference in terms of how visible your scars may be, while implant type and placement can be the deciding factor in how natural your new breasts look.

Periareolar Incision: This is where the incision is made around the lower half of the areola.
Inframammary Incision: This is where the incision will be made underneath the breast. The incision is usually kept small in order to minimize post-surgical scarring.

During the consultation stage, Dr. Kludt will decide where the incision should be placed based on the type of breast implant used, the size of the implant, your body shape and size, and your ideal preference.

Once the incision site has been determined, Dr. Kludt will opt to place the breast implant in either one of two locations:
Underneath the pectoral muscle. This is the most common type of placement, as it helps achieve a natural look.
Behind the breast tissue and over the pectoral muscle.

Today there are numerous implant options, including silicone, saline, round, shaped, etc. For a majority of patients (72% in 2013), silicone implants are the desired choice over saline. The benefits of silicone, are a lighter, softer, more natural feel. There is also a lower deflation rate and less rippling, however, patients can expect to pay slightly more for a silicone breast augmentation.

For a certain population who desire a slightly smaller incision or less costly option, saline implants are often a great alternative to silicone. Ultimately, the patient is the final decision maker so it is important you are comfortable with your implant selection.

Ultimately, all of these factors along with your ideal preferences will determine the final decision. 
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Stockton Plastic Surgeon