If you’re dissatisfied with the size or shape of your breasts, then you might be considering breast augmentation. A breast augmentation describes the process of having implants placed into your breasts. These implants improve the appearance of both the size and shape of the breasts. When scheduling a breast augmentation there are a few items to consider before Dr. Christopher Newman can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

1. Size

One important factor that many women focus on is size. Breast size is measured in ccs. The typical range is 200cc to 600cc. For women who desire a natural look to their breasts, the size of their implants is largely dependent upon the size of their body. A method to help choose the right implant size is to use before and after rendered photos created by Dr. Christopher Newman. You might also try out implant sizers to see which creates the best and most natural look for you. You should also inquire about before and after photos so you can look at women who are a similar size to you to see their augmentation results.

2. Silicone vs Saline

Another aspect to consider is whether the implant should be filled with silicone or saline. Saline implants are devices that are filled with saline water that has been sterilized. Those implants are later filled with saline water once the implants have been put into place. By doing it afterward, the surgeon can determine exactly when the breasts look the most natural.

Silicone implants, on the other hand, are made from silicone gel that is shaped to the desired size. It mimics human fat. As a result, many believe that silicone offers a more natural appearance.

3. Surgical Incision

There are many ways for a surgeon to make an incision for breast augmentation. Transaxillary, inframammary, areolar, and trans-umbilical breast augmentation are a few examples. Some surgeons are better suited for certain kinds of incisions over others. Some also have less scarring than others or less noticeable scarring. You can speak with Dr. Christopher Newman to determine which incision is best suited for you. It’s important that he understands your overall aesthetic goals. It is also important to note that silicone implants require a longer incision than saline implants since the silicone comes pre-filled.

4. Surface

There are two surface options to choose from when selecting your implant: smooth or textured surface. Smoother implants have a greater chance of moving around than those that are textured. However, smoother implants also have a reduced chance of rupturing. They also typically last longer. Textured implants can feel firmer than smooth implants. Deciding on which you desire for yourself, you should speak to Dr. Christopher Newman. He can also offer additional advice on which to select.

5. Shape

One last aspect to consider for breast augmentation is the shape of the implant. There are two different shapes to choose from. The first is round. These are completely symmetrical. Because of this, it provides little chance for a malformation to appear in the breast should the implant move. They’re also typically more affordable.

The second shape that you’ll need to consider is the contoured breast shape. Some describe them as oval-shaped or tear-drop shaped. They can cause asymmetry to occur if they move in the pocket. However, many believe that this shape is more natural than the round shape.

Talk With Dr. Newman

If you are considering breast augmentation and feel unsure of what all of the best options for you are, then talk with Dr. Newman. He can help you consider all of these aspects. During a consultation appointment he will examine your breasts, go over your goals, lifestyle, and concerns in order to pick the best implant type and incision for you. Call us today to make an appointment.