A woman’s breasts are one of the most feminine aspects of her body. But for some women, small breasts that don’t accentuate their figures make them feel embarrassed or insecure. Other women may have had more breast volume, but lost it as the result of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Many of these women turn to board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frank for a breast enlargement surgery.
What is Breast Enlargement Surgery?
Breast enlargement surgery is the use of silicone or saline implants to add breast volume and augment the look of natural breasts. Breast enlargement surgery is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in Munster & Hobart. The surgery can be performed using one of the following three incision types, which affects the location of scarring and the ease of providing symmetrical results:
- The Periareolar Incision
This incision type is made along the bottom of a woman’s areola. Dr. Frank uses this incision to slip in the breast implant into the breast pocket. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Frank like this incision type because it is on the breast and it is easier to provide Munster & Hobart patients with symmetrical results. Additionally, the natural color change between the breast and the areola, the pigmented area around the nipple, typically disguise scars very well.
- The Inframammary Incision
An inframammary incision is another breast enlargement incision that is made on the breast, this time below the breast in the breast fold, where the breast meets the rib cage. Like the periareolar incision, the inframammary incision makes it easier for Dr. Frank to ensure his Munster & Hobart patients achieve symmetrical results. The scar is also hidden below the breast, as well as beneath a bra or bikini line.
- The Transaxillary Incision
A transaxillary incision is made underneath the arm. Once the incision is made, Dr. Frank creates a channel in which to place the breast implant into the breast pocket. While this incision type leaves no scarring on the breasts, it does make it harder to provide symmetrical results.
What Other Factors Do I Need to Consider for My Breast Enlargement Surgery?
In addition to choosing which incision type you will go with, there are a number of additional breast enlargement surgery choices that Munster & Hobart women must make in conjunction with Dr. Frank. These include:
- Breast Implant Size
While some Munster & Hobart women will come into a breast enlargement consultation saying they want to be a C or a D cup, Dr. Frank actually prefers when his patients bring photos of what they want their final results to look like. These photos make it easier for Dr. Frank to understand what his patients’ are hoping to achieve.
- Breast Implant Placement
When you decide to have a breast enlargement, your implant can be placed either behind the breast muscle, or in front of the breast muscle. An under the muscle breast implant placement provides a more natural look and feel, while an over the muscle placement makes it easier for Dr. Frank to create more cleavage. How you will have your breast implants placed all depends on the unique look you are going for with you breast enlargement surgery.
- Breast Implant Profile
Your breast implant profile, which will be low, medium or high, allows Dr. Frank to tailor your preferred size implant to your unique anatomy.
- Silicone or Saline Breast Implants
While the vast majority of Dr. Frank’s breast enlargement patients choose silicone breast implants for their natural look and feel, some breast enlargement patients desire saline breast implants either for fear of silicone implants, significant asymmetry, or lower cost.
Making The Right Decisions for Your Breast Enlargement Surgery
As you can see, when it comes to deciding to get bigger breasts, there are a lot of decisions you need to make about your surgery. These choices are best made after having a consultation with Dr. Frank, who relies on his years of experience in performing breast enlargement surgery to help you achieve the look you want.
To schedule consultation with Dr. Frank at his office in the Munster & Hobart area, call (219) 513-2015.