10 May

Top Considerations Before Breast Augmentation

You may think that once you have decided to get breast augmentation that your decisions are over, but there are a lot of things to consider before going through with the procedure. Getting information about these choices before your consultation can be helpful, but your doctor will be the one to help you make these decisions based on the results you want and your unique condition and situation.

Type and Shape of Implants

There are two main types of implants used in breast augmentation, primarily saline and silicone. Of these two types, there are many manufacturers, brands, shapes, and sizes. Not all manufacturers work within the same sizing structure, so it is beneficial to work with a cosmetic surgeon that works with many different types of implants to get the best fit for your goals. There are tear drop shapes, round implants, and other shapes and sizes.

Incision Location and Implant Placement

Not every breast augmentation procedure is the same. In fact, there are several different options for where the incision will be made and how the implant will be placed within the breast. It can be placed behind or in front of the muscle. These decisions will mostly be made by your doctor during your consultation period, although you will be able to have some input. Placing the implants behind the muscle usually gives a more natural look and feel.

Immediate Results are not Final Results

It is important to understand that your initial results after breast augmentation are not your final results. There will be some swelling in the first few weeks after the surgery, and you will also have some redness. You may also have some light scarring that will fade with time, especially if you also had a breast lift with augmentation.

If you have decided on breast augmentation for yourself but aren’t sure about the other decisions that need to be made, contact us today for your consultation appointment. We will be able to help you with these and other considerations before your breast augmentation procedure.

Dr. William W. Adams MD

Plastic Surgeon at Dr. William W. Adams MD
Dr. William Adams is a serious surgeon. After stints in San Francisco, Portland, Oregon and Little Rock, Arkansas, he established his practice in St. Petersburg in 1995. For his internship and residency, he chose the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, in large part because the program allowed him to immediately concentrate on plastic surgery. Find out more about Dr. Adams on Google + and Facebook