5 Ways to Custom-Tailor Your Breast Augmentation


Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed for women worldwide. With women of so many different shapes, sizes, ages and backgrounds seeking breast augmentation, this elective surgery is far from a one-size-fits-all solution to a woman's cosmetic concerns.
For the best breast augmentation results, your plastic surgeon will need to custom-tailor your procedure to fit your body type and needs, helping to ensure that you have the best possible breast augmentation results for many years to come. To this end, there are five breast implant options to consider.
1. Work with Your Surgeon to Select the Right Implant The best way to ensure the most flattering breast augmentation results is by asking your plastic surgeon for help in selecting the right implant size and profile. It is a good idea for you to understand implant type, size and profile, but ultimately your surgeon should be the one who selects the implants for your surgery based on how you want to look after the procedure.
2. Include a Lift Including a breast lift with your augmentation can be an excellent option if you’re concerned about breast ptosis, or sagging. A breast lift not only elevates the breasts to a perkier position, but also reshapes your breast tissue for a rounder look and repositions the nipples if necessary. Keep in mind that even if you only have a minor degree of sagging pre-augmentation, your new implants may eventually cause your breasts to drop further due to the added weight of the implants.
3. Even Out Breast Asymmetry Nearly all women have some degree of breast asymmetry, but women with pronounced asymmetry often feel self-conscious about their breast appearance. Your surgeon may use differently sized implants to create a more symmetrical appearance, and may recommend a breast lift or reduction on one side in cases of more noticeable asymmetry.
Breast enhancement can provide a welcome solution to breast asymmetry, especially when you choose an experienced breast augmentation specialist to perform your surgery.
4. Consider Your Incision Options Your breast implant incisions can generally be in one of three places. Most commonly, plastic surgeons use the inframammary incision, which is hidden just under the natural fold below the breast. This placement gives your surgeon easy access to the implant pocket.
The periareolar incision, which circles a portion of the areola, is also a common option. This incision is known for its tendency to heal excellently, with the incision scar eventually becoming barely detectable against the colored skin of the areola.
Breast implants can also be placed using a transaxillary incision, which is made in the armpit. This approach leaves no scar on the breasts themselves, but does limit your surgeon's access to the breast implant pocket.
5. Think about Implant Placement Finally, you’ll want to consider whether you’d like your breast implants placed above or below the pectoral muscles. Women with very little natural breast tissue may see better results with subpectoral implant placement, as the muscle will provide additional cover for the implant, decreasing the risk of implant visibility. However, very active women or women with moderate breast volume already may see great results from subglandular placement instead.
The choice of which breast implant options will give you the best outcome varies from woman to woman, and can be best explained by your plastic surgeon during your consultation.
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