As a breast augmentation candidate, you probably have an idea of what you want your breasts to look like after surgery. One of Dr. Ereso’s skills as a breast augmentation surgeon is helping his patients select the implants that will deliver the desired aesthetic outcomes. He respects your unique vision for your results and wants to help you make that dream a reality. Together, you and Dr. Ereso will review your implant options and pick the implants that are right for your case.
Implants are filled with a saline solution or silicone gel material. Most women prefer the look and feel of silicone implants to saline, but it is a very personal choice.
Something to be aware of when picking your implant type is how each type behaves in the very rare event of a leak or rupture. If a saline implant were to leak, the body would naturally absorb the saline solution and the breast would appear flatter or “deflated.” Leaked silicone gel remains in or around the breast pocket, making it more difficult to detect a problem.
Dr. Ereso can review each type of implant with you in more detail and help you decide what makes more sense for your needs.
You can choose from round or teardrop-shaped implants. A round implant provides equal projection and fullness to the top and bottom of the breasts. A teardrop implant has a slightly sloping contour with greater projection and fullness at the bottom. Dr. Ereso can recommend the implant shape that will work for you, depending on how much cleavage and breast fullness you want.
Incision Options For Breast Implant Surgery
Breast implants are placed through incisions encircling the areola or within the breast crease. Less commonly, a transaxillary incision (i.e., within the folds of the armpit) pattern is used.
The incision pattern Dr. Ereso uses during your surgery depends on several factors, including your chosen implant type. Saline implants can be filled after the shell is inserted into the breast pocket, thereby requiring smaller incisions. Silicone implants are pre-filled from the implant manufacturer and generally require slightly larger incisions. With the proper care and precautions, scarring along the incision lines should fade considerably over time.
Breast Implant Placement Options
Dr. Ereso positions breast implants in front of or behind the chest muscle. Your implant placement location depends on factors such as the amount of existing natural breast tissue and the type of implant you select.