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Breast Augmentation

Personalizing Your Breast Augmentation in Seattle

By February 11, 2014 No Comments

Breast implants allow for a highly customizable surgery, giving each woman the chance to personalize many aspects of her surgery to achieve her ideal results. As you prepare for your breast augmentation in Seattle, there are several points that you will want to keep in mind for discussion with your plastic surgeon. Here are four of the main topics that you will be considering.

Silicone or Saline?

Probably one of the most talked about options that a woman has for her breast augmentation in Seattle is whether to have silicone or saline implants. When considering between the two, it really is a matter of personal preference and your plastic surgeon will help out with his own recommendation. We have noticed that many of our patients here in Seattle have felt that silicone implants provide for a more natural look and feel. Cohesive silicone gel gummy bear implants are anatomically shaped and have been especially popular with breast reconstruction patients or women with smaller breasts.

The Proper Size for You

Cup size isn’t always the best way to gauge the goal size for your breasts and may even vary from one breast implant manufacturer to another. There are factors such as existing breast tissue and skin elasticity that will affect how large you can go. Your plastic surgeon will often provide you with sizers to try on so that you are able to have a better idea of what would look best on you.

Where to Make Incisions

All breast augmentation incisions are designed to minimize the visibility of incision lines after surgery. The most common incision is an inframammary incision, one following the crease below the breast. There are also other options such as around the areola, in the armpit and even in the naval. Your plastic surgeon will recommend which incision will be best for your surgery during your consultation.

Where to Place Your Implants

Clearly, we are not speaking of an area other than the breasts. Implant placement deals with the location of the breast implants in relation to the pectoral muscle. Based on factors such as the size, material and texture of your implants, they will either be placed subglandularly (above the muscle) or submuscularly (below the muscle). For more information on other breast augmentation options, click the button below. If you are ready to set up your own Seattle breast augmentation consultation, fill out the contact form on the left!