Breast augmentation surgery is a type of cosmetic surgery that introduces a saline or silicone breast implant behind the breast tissue or chest muscle in order to enhance the shape, size, or fullness of the breast. The procedure is meant to customize the shape of the breasts and provide the patient will an enhanced appearance.
At our plastic surgery center in Austin, we perform different types of breast augmentation surgery as every person is different and has different desired outcomes. The surgery itself generally occurs several weeks after the initial consultation. Prior to the surgery, several important decisions must be made and it is important for the doctor and patient to have open lines of communication
The best breast augmentation procedures achieve the exact results desired by the client. Breast augmentation is typically performed for a variety of reasons, including the correction of asymmetrical breasts, restoration of breast fullness after pregnancy or advanced age, and breast enhancement.
A number of options are available regarding the selection of implants which allow you to customize the shape of your breasts. Customization is achieved with options pertaining to implant shape, size, material, texture, and placement. Several options are available regarding the incision site for your implants, as well. They include:
- Through the armpit incision
- Underneath the breast incision
- Through the belly button (endoscopic procedure)
- The lower half of the areola
It is important to discuss the best approach to the surgery with your breast surgeon.