The 4 S’s When Considering Breast Augmentation
Choosing to undergo breast lift and augmentation surgery can be an exciting process. However, it also requires careful planning. To help you achieve successful, beautiful results, breast lift surgeon Dr. Ary Krau would like to share the following factors you should keep in mind when planning your procedure. Think of these as the “four S’s” of breast augmentation:
Silicone vs. Saline Implants
There are two types of implants, each with pros and cons. Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel that closely resembles the look and feel of natural breast tissue. However, ruptures and leaks are harder to detect in silicone implants. Saline implants are filled with sterile saline solution once they are put in place. Because saline implants are not pre-filled, Dr. Krau can typically place them using a slightly smaller incision. In case of a rupture or leak, the body will safely absorb the saline solution. The affected breast will look noticeably deflated, allowing Dr. Krau to replace it immediately. Choosing the implant type is a personal choice; however, many of Dr. Krau’s patients prefer silicone implants because they typically create a result that looks and feels more natural.
An advanced incision technique can help minimize scarring and lead to more beautiful results. Dr. Krau is known for his superior incision technique that produces a better shape and results in less scarring. Dr. Krau typically makes the incision around the nipple and areola and then extends it vertically from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary fold. He then removes excess skin, reshapes the breast and raises it to a more youthful position on the chest wall. The technique Dr. Krau uses does not involve making a long horizontal incision that is required in the traditional breast lift. Because of this, patients have one less scar to conceal.
Every woman has a unique and specific idea of what the perfect breast size is. When choosing an implant size, it is important to take your body frame and type into consideration. Your breast implants should be proportional to your overall frame and complement your overall figure.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Krau will examine your body type and frame and then make his recommendations. He also has implant sizers available in his office that you can try on to get a better idea of which size looks best on you.
Breast lift with implant surgery has the potential to achieve beautiful results. However, a major factor in the final results is the experience and skill of your surgeon. Your plastic surgeon should be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have years of experience performing breast lift and breast augmentation. When choosing a certified surgeon, it is okay to be picky. Read testimonials from past patients and ask to see examples of the surgeon’s past work. Visit the plastic surgeon’s practice to make sure their facility and medical staff are up to your standards.
About Dr. Krau
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Krau has helped thousands of women reach their breast enhancement goals. Whether they desire perkier breasts, fuller breasts, or both, Dr. Krau is the go-to breast surgeon in Miami. Schedule your personal consultation today by calling (800) 664-9714.