Options in Breast Augmentation
- 26 July 2013
- Dr. Nidal (Nick) Masri
Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States and around the world. When planning the procedure there a couple of decisions that you and your plastic surgeon must make. These decisions will be based on your goals for breast enhancement, your body frame
and size, your existing breast tissue, and your preferences.
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What type of implants will be used for your breast augmentation?
All breast implants are made with a solid silicone outer shell called a lumen. The material inside the implant can either be saline or silicone.
- Saline breast implants: These implants are filled with sterile salt water. Saline implants may be pre-filled to a predetermined volume. Saline may also be filled at the time of surgery to allow for minor changes in implant size.
- Silicone filled breast implants: These implants are filled with soft, elastic silicone gel. All silicone breast implants are pre-filled. They may require a longer incision for implant placement.
Where will the implant be placed?
Where will the incisions be made for the placement of the implant?