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Breast Augmentation Incision and Implant Placement Methods

One of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation helps increase the size of a woman’s breasts. Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast enlargement is available in Orange County at CosmetiCare.

Why Women Choose Breast Augmentation

Women may choose breast enlargement to have bigger breasts, improve the shape of their breasts, correct asymmetry, look better, feel more feminine, and boost their self-image. The procedure is popular for women after pregnancy, to improve the size and volume of the breasts. In many cases, women may choose to combine breast augmentation with a breast lift procedure, which improves the position of the breasts for a more youthful look.

Breast augmentation in Orange County uses saline or silicone gel breast implants, inserted through a small incision into each breast. The incision placement depends on a number of factors, including your body type, size of implants, fill material, and what your breast augmentation surgeon feels is most appropriate for your enhancement goals.

Before choosing breast augmentation, it is important to decide your individual goals for the surgery and determine the procedure that you are interested in. Talk with your cosmetic surgeon to determine the implant size, incision location, placement method and other factors that can influence the quality of your breast augmentation result.

It is important to find a surgeon that specializes in breast enhancement and who has performed hundreds of these procedures. Important considerations include implant size and type and incision placement.

Implant Size and Type

Today, women have a choice between saline or silicone gel breast implants. The type of fill material is often a matter of patient preference, with some women preferring the natural look and feel of silicone gel, and others liking the affordability and additional placement options for saline implants.

Another important consideration is implant size. Again, this is largely up to the patient to guide the decision, though you should feel comfortable enough with your surgeon to take his or her opinion into consideration as well. The surgeon will be able to help a patient go from the desired cup size and translate this goal into an implant size, measured in cubic centimeters or cc’s.

Incision Placement

In general, surgeons may offer two to four different incision locations for the insertion of your breast implants, including: Inframmary or breast crease incision: As its name suggests, this is a small incision made in the crease of the breast where it attaches to the ribcage.

Finally, it is important to determine your actual goal behind breast augmentation. If you have sagging breasts, a breast lift alone or in combination with a breast augmentation may be ideal. If you seek breast enlargement, it is important to consider all the pros and cons along with the cost of saline and silicone implants.

  • Periareolar incision: This incision is made at the lower perimeter or lower half of the areola, the dark skin surrounding the nipples.
  • Transaxillary incision: The incision for the implant is placed in the armpit. This method is less common due to the fact that the surgeon does not have direct visibility to the breast area and must instead use an endoscope to perform the procedure.
  • Transumbilical incision: The surgeon uses an endoscope and makes a small incision or tunnel in the belly bottom near the naval area up to the breast area to insert the implant. This method can be used only for saline breast implants, which are filled only after being inserted in place.

Why CosmetiCare

Whatever your goals for breast augmentation, the team of surgeons at CosmetiCare has the experience to perform breast enlargement in Orange County so that you get the desired size and shape that best compliments your body.

Request a consultation to learn more about your options for liposuction. Cosmetic surgery in Orange County has never been easier with CosmetiCare’s convenient location in and Newport Beach. Call 949-718-6900 today.

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