choosing the right breast implant ?

Q & A’schoosing the right breast implant ?
AvatarAnonymous asked 8 years ago

I was just wondering what the advantages and disadvantages there are to both via the crease and via the arm pit breast augmentations. ?
Is there a reason as to why you may need one or the other? Or is it all down to personal reference and choice?
Also, what are the advantages and disadvantages of getting round or teardrop implants. ? or untextured vs textured? 
Im getting a Breast augmentation mid February and i can’t seem to find the answers I’m looking for.

1 Answers
Dr Damian MarucciDr Damian Marucci Contributor answered 8 years ago

Dear Jessica,
thanks for your questions. Breast augmentation is a common procedure, but there are many options in terms of incisions, where the implant sits inside your body (either under the gland or under the muscle) as well as many options with regard to the implant itself (shape, volume, fill and texture).
There are basically 3 options for the incision your surgeon will make to place the implant – either in the fold underneath the breast (the inframammary fold [IMF]), in the axilla (armpit), or around the nipple (peri-areolar). I tend to use the IMF incision almost universally as it heals extremely well and allows me to accurately place the implant. It all depends on the preference of your surgeon and what they feel comfortable and experienced in doing to give you the best result.
In terms of the shape of the implant – they come in either round or tear-drop (anatomical). Round are cheaper and easier to position (because you don’t have to worry about the orientation – they’re round!) The anatomical implants are shaped more like a breast to begin with, so you need to make sure it is placed and orientated correctly (which only takes a minute or two during the surgery). The round implants, especially when they are large, can give a very “out there” top heavy appearance with lots of upper pole fullness. Anatomical implants, I find, give a more tapered and “natural” look. They can also be used to “support” the position of the nipple in women who have lost breast volume over time and need a small “lift”.
Although the best person to go through these things with you is your plastic surgeon, I hope I have been able to answer some of your questions.
Good luck with your surgery.


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