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Breast Implants: A Multitude of Choices

Posted Aug 28 2010 12:21am
Breast Augmentation Beverly Hills The decision to get breast implants is not an easy one to make. On top of that, when one decides to get breast implants, they must also make several other important decisions regarding the procedure. First, one must ensure that they are getting breast implants that are not too big for their frame. The same size implant will look different on two different women based on their body type and height.

One of the main decisions you will make with your Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon is where the implant will be placed. During a sub-glandular placement, the implant is placed directly under your natural breast tissue. This option has a faster and easier recovery time. Also, this makes the breast look high and perky and allows for natural movement. However, the sub-glandular implants can look less natural, especially on women with little natural breast tissue. On the other hand, sub-pectoral breast implants have a longer recovery time since an incision is made in the pectoral muscle to insert the implant. In addition, mammograms can be more difficult because the implant can block part of the breast. However, many people opt for sub-pectoral breast implants because they create a more natural look. It is up to each woman to discuss these two options with their plastic surgeon.

Another important decision one must make, with a Los Angeles plastic surgery consultation, is the type of incision that will be best for the procedure. When it comes to the incision placement, usually it is best to go with your surgeon’s recommendation. An armpit or axillary incision is the most visible but allows women to breastfeed successfully. A nipple or periareolar incision is most easily concealable but creates the most difficulty with breast feeding. An inframammary incision is below the breast. It is a moderately visible incision. One lesser-known but quite popular incision is through the belly button. It is called TUBA (transumbilical breast augmentation). It is a very small, barely visible incision through the belly button. Both implants can be inserted through the same incision. This is done using an endoscope just under the skin.

When getting a breast augmentation Beverly Hills residents must decide what type of breast implants they will get. Saline breast implants are filled with a salt water solution called saline. There are several benefits to saline implants. It can be safely absorbed by the body if the implant tears. Also, they can be filled to specific amounts prior to the surgery. However, they sometimes have an undesirable rippled look. Silicone implants feel smoother and softer. They are said to have a more natural look. However, they must be checked for leaks and tears every couple of years. Cohesive gel implants are being reviewed by a select number of surgeons. They are made of a stable silicone gel and are also known as “gummy bear implants.” They have a solid consistency and will not leak into the breast tissue if ruptured. We can expect to see more of these in the near future.

When consulting with a plastic surgeon Beverly Hills residents should know information about all of these options so they can make the best decision with the help of their surgeon!
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