With thousands of breast augmentations performed every year, if you undergo this procedure, you will be in good company. Perhaps you will join the young women who seek out augmentation to increase their self-confidence in their appearance. These women often feel they were not blessed with the curves they wanted from Mother Nature and decide to take charge of their bodies to achieve the contour they want.
Maybe you are one of the middle-aged women who have had children and begun to realize the toll pregnancy and breastfeeding have taken on your body. Your breasts that were once full and perky now sag and look deflated. After spending years pouring yourself into your kids, you are ready to do something distinctly for yourself by enhancing the look of your breasts.
The decision to move forward with breast enhancement is just the first step in a journey that will involve a variety of choices before you are ready to undergo surgery. To help get you started on that process, [primary_practice] has a few basics about breast augmentation you need to know.
The Implant Choice
Choosing the right implants for you can be a complex process. First, you must decide whether to go with saline or silicone implants; each has their advantages and disadvantages. Saline implants are placed in the breast tissue and then filled with a sterile saline solution. This option tends to come with a lower price tag, a smaller incision and a reduced risk of capsular contracture. The downside to saline is that it increases the risk for visible rippling and does not tend to look and feel quite as natural as silicone.
Silicone implants come prefilled with a jelly-like silicone substance. This choice is more expensive and requires a larger incision to place them. However, many of our patients like that the silicone looks and feels more like natural breast tissue and that they don’t have to worry as much about visible rippling or wrinkling of the breast. This feature is particularly pleasing to our thinner patients that have a greater risk for rippling after breast augmentation.
[primary_practice] uses implants from high-quality manufacturers, including Allergan, Mentor and Sientra. Dr. Martin will discuss the various choices with you to help you choose the implants that will fit your needs, body proportions and desired outcome best.
When Natural Results Matter
Size is an important consideration when it comes to preparing for breast augmentation surgery. You will likely come to your consultation with an idea of how you want your new breasts to look and Dr. Martin will work with you to determine the right size to ensure a safe, beautiful and natural procedure for you. Through a variety of steps, you will be able to choose the right size for your body proportions and your desired result.
Profile and texture can also affect your final result. The profile indicates how the implant will project from the breast. You can choose from high profiles with a narrower base or low profiles with a broader base. Implants also come in both smooth and textured shells. Dr. Martin prefers and uses the smooth shell with nearly all of his patients because it provides a more natural feel in the breast tissue than its textured counterpart.
The Journey to Natural, Beautiful Breasts
No matter what your reason for seeking breast augmentation, Dr. Martin will work with you through every step of the decision-making process to ensure your final outcome meets your desires and expectations. Just ask one of his patients who came in for a consultation because she had never been happy with her breast size. As a woman with a tall, slender frame, she finally decided after having four children that it was time to add the curves she had always lacked.
This woman came to Dr. Martin with an idea of what she thought she wanted in terms of implant type and size. Dr. Martin discussed her wishes in detail, particularly how to create the look she wanted within her current body proportions. His recommendations turned out to be the precise fit for her, providing natural, beautiful results. He even corrected a sagging nipple during the procedure to ensure her new breasts were exactly what she wanted.
Today, this patient is thrilled with her new breasts, which give her the perky, youthful body contour she had been lacking. She is now considering other procedures with Dr. Martin because in addition to her superior results, she enjoyed working with him and his staff throughout the process.
Breast augmentation is plastic surgery with a high satisfaction rate, which is one reason it is such a popular option for women today. To find out if you are a candidate or learn more about your choices in breast augmentation, contact [primary_practice] at [primary_phone] or 888-616-9061 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Martin today.