There are a variety of factors that play a role in determining the final look and feel of your augmented breasts. Before getting any type of plastic surgery, doctors recommend you do your research, and have an in-depth, one-on-one consultation with a qualified surgeon to help you understand all of the factors that will contribute to the final outcome of your breast augmentation surgery. It’s important to understand the various surgical techniques, implant placements, and implant types and how each contributes to helping you achieve the most natural look and feel.
There are multiple locations for incisions through which the implants may be placed.
Inframammary – At the base of the breast, just below the crease
Periareolar – On the lower border of the areola (the dark area around your nipple)
Transaxillary – Through the armpit
Transumbilical – Through the navel
The most natural results for breast augmentation is when the implant is placed beneath existing breast tissue and fat, or the pectoral muscle. Some women may not have the existing breast tissue for this type of placement.
Submuscular – beneath the pectoral muscle
Subglandular or submammary – in front of the pectoral muscle, immediately behind the breast tissue
The amount of natural tissue in your breast will impact your final results and could change your approach for your plastic surgery. Lubbock surgeons will help you evaluate the amount of natural tissue you have to work with, and in cases where there is less native tissue or fat, they may recommend silicone over saline implants to reduce the risk of rippling. Options for implants include silicone gel-filled, saline-filled, form-stable, ultra-cohesive silicone gel-filled (known informally as “gummy bear”).
Implant size, texture, shape, and profile also affect the final look and feel. Post-procedure massages can impact the implants as well. Ultimately, each of these options need to be evaluated carefully with your doctor to ensure you select the right combination for your body type and your goals. Whether getting a breast reduction or augmentation or any other Plastic surgery, Lubbock plastic surgeon, Jane Rowley, can discuss your options so you achieve the best results for you.