There are several options to choose from when planning a breast augmentation, from the type of implants you receive to implant placement and more. During a consultation, Dr. Christopher Newman can answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

Should I Have Breast Implants Placed Below the Muscle?

Breast implants tend to look and feel more natural when placed below the muscle. Many find that the implant will remain softer for a longer period of time in this placement. During a consultation, Dr. Newman will advise which placement options will yield the results you are looking for from your breast augmentation.

How Can I Prevent Rippling in Breast Implants?

Placing breast implants below the muscle is one of the best ways to ensure it will not ripple. In addition, it is important to avoid underfilling saline implant to minimize ripples. Generally, saline implants are overfilled to minimize any visible rippling and create a firmer feel. For some patients, opting for silicone implants can be the best option to reduce this effect, especially if they have a smaller amount of natural breast tissue. Dr. Newman can recommend the option that will help you best avoid rippling or other unwanted effects.

Should I Underfill or Overfill Breast Implants?

Underfilling saline breast implants increases risk of rupturing, so this should always be avoided. In addition, an underfilled saline implant will result in some visible rippling. Generally, it’s best to fill an implant maximally to decrease risk of issues including rupture, deflation, or rippling.

If My Silicone Implant Ruptures, Do I Need a Replacement?

If your silicone breast implant ruptures, it is important to have the implant removed as soon as possible. If left in the breast capsule long enough, silicone can cause granulomas or masses that mimic breast tumors. For best results and to maintain your health and safety, it’s best to have the breast implant removed and replaced with a new implant, unless you no longer wish to have implants at all.

When Should I Have a Ruptured Breast Implant Replaced?

Removing a ruptured silicone breast implant is not an emergency. However, you should plan to have the implant replaced within several months to avoid increasing scar tissue or other complications. Recovery after replacing or removing a breast implant is only about 3-5 days, and it is best to have the procedure done as soon as possible.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have more questions about breast augmentation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Newman. Call our St. Petersburg, FL office at (727) 228-0622 or contact us online.