The decision to have breast augmentation is a big one, and it’s not a decision to make on a whim or, even worse, for someone else. But if you’re committed to changing your body, breast augmentation can change the way you see yourself at the same time.
It’s a big decision, but there are a handful of other decisions you’ll need to make as well. The options may seem daunting, but the team at PacificMed will help you through each one, so you have the information you need to be comfortable with your choice.
- Implant type. You’ll choose between silicone implants and saline implants — both types have pluses and minuses. Most people feel that silicone implants have a more natural feel than saline. However, if a saline implant ruptures, your body simply absorbs the salt water. If a silicone implant ruptures, you’ll need to have any silicone that has leaked removed. But when you think about it, either way, you’re going to need to have the implant shell removed, no matter if the implant is silicone or saline. Plus, the latest silicone tends to stay within the implant shell, whether whole or ruptured.
- Implant position. You’ll decide on the position of the implant, whether it will be placed atop or underneath the breast muscle. Many believe that implants placed under the muscle have a more natural look, but this is all personal preference. The one problem that can occur with implants placed atop the breast muscle, especially with saline implants, is that occasionally the edge of the implant can be seen at the base.
- Incision location. Where you want the incision will affect your scarring. Implants can be placed through incisions either at the bottom of the breast, at the base of the areola, or in the armpit. Obviously, incisions in the armpit leave the least visible scarring.
- Implant style. The last of your decisions will be the size and shape of your implants. Some implant styles feature more projection than others. Others, such as gummy bear implants, are eardrop shaped. You will also decide if you want your implants to have texture, which can help keep them from shifting.
While these decisions may seem daunting, the team at PacificMed will be with you every step of the way. Call (800) 555-5551 and talk with our patient-referral specialist about setting up a consultation for breast augmentation.