Whats the Best Type of Augmentation That Can Be Done to my Breast?

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Best breast augmentation

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Breast augmentation options vary for diffferent patients. It really depends upon yoru anatomy and goals and this is best determined during consultation.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Best Breast Augmentation?

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Thank you for the question.

There is no “best” breast augmentation to fit every patient.  This operation,  like most operations we do,  is individualized based on the patient's body type and  goals  etc. Feel free to send pictures and/or  more description for more precise advice.

Best wishes.

Please send your pictures

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It would be impossible to give a good answer without the pictures and examination. The type of the implants,incision ,implant position and the size will all depend on  your breast tissue and your expectations.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

What Is the "Best" Type of Breast Augmentation?

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The "best" breast augmentation for you, once you have decided you would like breast enlargement should be individualized to your needs.  This includes what your goals are, what your body frame is like, the amount of breast tissue you have, the quality of your skin, your symmetry,and a large number of variables that can be discussed in person. The best for one person is not best for all.  Make sure you pick an experienced surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. 

Mary Lee Peters, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 117 reviews

The best augmentation is the one that works for you

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This is a great question - we all want to have the best things, especially if we're talking about our bodies - but unfortunately it doesn't have a great answer...

There are so many variables that go into breast augmentation.  

1) The implants.  Saline vs silicone gel?  Round vs anatomic?  Smooth vs textured?  Allergan vs Mentor?

2) The technique.  Inframammary vs periareolar vs transaxillary incision?  Subglandular vs submuscular placement?  Drains vs no drains?  Awake/local anesthetic vs general anesthesia?

3) Most importantly, YOU.  What are your breasts like now?  What would you like them to be like after surgery?  Are you planning to have any children?  If so, are you thinking about breastfeeding?

This is such a complex and personal discussion and decision.  It's great to gather as much information as you can on forums like RealSelf, talk to friends who have had the procedure, and go in to consultations with plastic surgeon armed with all this knowledge.  Then, when you find the surgeon who is right for you, the two of you can sit down and take the time to discover together what the best breast augmentation for you will be.

Angeline Lim, MD
Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

I would need to see you first

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As usualy, the answer, is it depends on what you look like. There is no ONE BEST operation or implant. See a good board certified plastic surgeon for their opinion, and if you don't like it , see another.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

"Best" breast augmentation

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There is no best. The "best" is that which pleases the patient and is within the accepted medical practice. This can include gel implants of various designs, saline implants of various designs and fat grafting of various techniques. They all have their positives and negatives and should be individualized for the patient.

John P. Stratis, MD
Harrisburg Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

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