Dr. George Bitar: Hi! I am Dr. George Bitar, the medical director of the Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute and today we will discuss breast augmentation surgery.
According to a recent survey conducted by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation has been the most commonly performed aesthetic surgical procedure.
The key to achieving a natural look is by choosing the right board-certified plastic surgeon for you. With your surgeon, you should discuss the size of the implant, proper implant type, proper incision location and proper implant placement.
Make sure you discuss with your plastic surgeon in great detail before the operation, the various implants you can try as well as the operation itself. By making sure you and your plastic surgeon are on the same page, you ensure the best results for yourself.
Both saline and silicone implants are FDI approved for breast augmentation. The choice between the two depends on patient preference, findings on breast examinations and the surgeon's recommendation.
Silicone implants are advantageous in certain situations as they may feel more natural than saline. This especially applies when a women has had many breast procedures with breast tissue loss or has very small breasts naturally.
When a woman is very thin, silicone implants may provide an advantage by delivering more naturally feeling results by reducing wrinkling and palpability. In other cases, saline implants may deliver as natural of a feel as silicone ones depending on the size of the implant and the woman's anatomy.
Both saline and silicone implants can be inserted from under the armpit, under the breast, or around the areola. Many patients prefer the implant insertion from under the armpit because it results in a small incision under the armpit and no scars on the breasts.
If you are interested in the breast augmentation, speak to a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options and to achieve the breast augmentation results, you want.