Are breast implants right for me?
The best candidates for breast augmentation should be in good overall physical and mental health. However, beyond these considerations, it’s also essential that you’re choosing breast enlargement for the right reasons. Dr. Savalia will listen carefully to ensure he understands your personal goals for breast augmentation and then help you to decide on the best way to reach those goals. Breast implants can give you a subtle enhancement, improve symmetry, correct problems like tubular breasts, or give your figure a dramatic boost. Regardless of your specific reasons, breast implants should be something you are choosing for you, and you alone.
Will implants fix droopy breasts?
Some women aren’t as concerned with the size of their breasts as they are with placement. Weight fluctuations, pregnancy and nursing, and the normal aging process can all affect where the breasts sit on your chest, sometimes resulting in a droopy, saggy appearance. It’s a common misconception that breast implants alone will give your breasts the high, firm look they once had. In reality, implants only increase your breasts’ volume. To improve placement, Dr. Savalia may recommend a breast lift either with or without implants for a fuller, perkier profile.
How do I decide on implant and incision placement?
In addition to implant size, we will need to discuss placement of your implants (below or above the muscle) and incision location. There are pros and cons to all of the options, and it is necessary to look at the big picture to make the right decision for you. For example, if your heart is set on anatomically shaped silicone implants, you may also need an inframammary incision (hidden in the natural breast crease) because these implants require slightly larger incisions. If you are very slender and have little natural breast tissue, and want saline implants, Dr. Savalia may suggest submuscular placement to achieve extra tissue coverage. Again, these decisions all come down to what will look best on your body while still meeting your hopes for breast enlargement.
How can I pick the perfect implant size?
Many patients voice concerns about becoming too large or too small. Deciding on the perfect breast size for you depends on several factors: your desired results, your existing anatomy—the width of your ribcage, natural breast tissue, the size of your frame—and how physically active you are, to name a few. Additionally, size isn’t the only consideration—we need to select the shape and profile that will work best on your body. Dr. Savalia’s role as your plastic surgeon includes using his expertise to help you understand how all of these elements work together, so you and he can select the size, shape, and projection that will match your personal aesthetic goals.
What procedures can be combined with breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is typically combined with a breast lift to ensure that the bust appears not only fuller but also more lifted and perky. Mastopexy can also help reposition the nipples in a more pleasing, youthful position. Breast augmentation is also often a component of the mommy makeover, a combination procedure designed to help moms reclaim their bodies after childbirth. A mommy makeover will typically entail a breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, labiaplasty, and facial rejuvenation.