Breast Implant Options

One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world is breast augmentation surgery. When performed with great skill and precision, a breast augmentation can make a woman feel more feminine and look more appealing and attractive. During your consultation with a skilledMelbourne plastic surgeon, you will be able to learn more about your many options for expert care. One of the most important bits of information you will receive concerns your many options for breast implants.

Knowing Your Options is an Important Step

A well-informed patient is the best kind of patient. This allows for patients to have realistic expectations about the surgery they will be getting as well as a good idea of the concerns for recovery and recuperation. We’d like to briefly cover a few options to consider when it comes to breast implants. Some of these considerations you may not have expected.

Breast Implant Size

One of the most important concerns when getting breast implants pertains to breast implant size. When you visit our  plastic surgery centre in Melbourne, we’ll go over your many concerns regarding breast implant size. Just know that bigger is not always better since a number of important factors need to be weighed and considered.

Breast Implant Composition

Another important consideration when it comes to breast implants is the composition of the breast implants. Generally this comes down to a decision about silicone and saline. Both are effective, and each has its own unique set of pros and cons. These can be talked about in greater length during your visit.

Breast Implant Shape

One option many people don’t consider is the shape of the breast implants. This can make a lot of difference during a  Melbourne breast augmentation  surgery. There are two different kinds of shapes: round and teardrop shaped. The best option for you will depend on a number of factors related to body contour.

Breast Implant Profile

Breast implant profile refers to the outward projection of the breast implants. The profile of breast implants ranges from low to high, and your body shape and chest dimensions will often determine the best option for your aesthetic goals.

Breast Implant Incision Method

There are different incision sites that can be used to place breast implants into the breast pocket. This includes incisions around the areola, incisions along the underside breast crease, incisions in the arm pit, and incisions in the navel. If you are getting a breast augmentation combined with  breast lift surgery, the incisions used for the lift can be used to place the breast implant.

Breast Implant Placement

One of the final options that is important when it comes to placing breast implants is the placement relative to the other structures in the chest. Generally this means placing the breast implant above the pectoral muscle and below the mammary gland or beneath the pectoral muscle. As with other factors, your body contour and figure will determine the best option.

Learn More About Breast Implants and Augmentation

For more information about breast implants, breast enlargement, and your many other options for breast enhancement, we encourage you to  contact our cosmetic surgery practice serving Melbourne  today. The entire team here is eager to meet you in person and to discuss all of your options in full detail. We want to ensure you are as well informed as possible.

Last updated: May 22, 2019
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Dr Richard Maxwell MBBS FRACS(Plas)
Mr. Richard Maxwell graduated in medicine from Monash University in Melbourne in 1981. He trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Alfred Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit in Melbourne. He completed his training in 1989, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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