Year after year, breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country, as found by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The amount of augmentation procedures performed in 2017 rose 3 percent from the previous year, proving that the trend is not slowing down anytime soon (ASPS). This procedure can be a wonderful way to enhance your femininity and boost your self-esteem. For those interested in a breast augmentation, we have all of the information you need. There are a few different types of augmentation procedures, depending on the implant type and incision placement you prefer, but all options aim to achieve the same goal of a refreshed and naturally feminine shape.
We offer both silicone and saline breast implants, and are here to help you make the right choice. Typically, we suggest silicone implants for anyone interested in a breast augmentation because of their more natural look and feel, but silicone implants are only approved for patients ages 22 and older. Take a closer look at our full breakdown of implant options on our blog here.
Next comes your placement options, deciding between the implant going above or under the muscle. This decision requires a bit of research and time, as placement can affect results related to breastfeeding and mammograms. Check out our blog for the full list of pros and cons of each placement type here.
Finally, it’s time to choose implant size, and that’s more of a personal decision. The answers will depend on your anatomy and goals, but having a clear idea of how big you want to go before your surgery will go a long way toward your satisfaction with the results. We’ve had patients practice with rice bags or try on certain clothing to test what feels right. Spending time getting comfortable with the feel of larger breasts and learning what you can about the procedure will only help you through the process.
We know the thought and care you put into this decision and we want to help you prepare however we can. Check out our detailed blogs to learn more, and don’t be afraid to give us a call at (404) 257-9888 with more questions or to schedule your consultation.