Full, shapely breasts are a signal of feminine beauty. Women who have naturally smaller breasts or whose breasts have deflated with age or pregnancy may feel less confident or unhappy with their figure. Breast augmentation can improve breast size, shape, symmetry, and general appeal. Your breast augmentation in the Charlottesville area at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery helps you achieve the beautiful, larger breasts you desire.
What to expect during breast augmentation
During your consultation, you will choose an implant type and size. Your surgeon will talk with you about which type of implant placement and incisions will be best for your physique and aesthetic goals.
You will be able to hold the different types and sizes of implants in your hands and try them on under your shirt.
Gummy Bear implants are one of the most popular types of silicone implants. Gummy Bear implants are formed into a teardrop shape and can provide a larger, more natural appearance. Gummy Bear implants also have a lower risk of folding or rupture.
Silicone implants are made of a viscous silicone gel with a more natural feel and look. Silicone implants mimic the shape, movement and bounce of natural breasts. You can choose the level of viscosity and texture, shape, and projection.
Saline implants are silicone gel pouches that are filled with sterile salt water. Before they are filled with saline, they are inserted into a small incision in the armpit or belly button. Once the implants are in place, they are carefully filled with the right amount of liquid to achieve beautiful symmetry, roundness and size.
Saline implants may feel or look slightly less natural than silicone implants. However, saline-filled implants are a safer choice in the rare case of rupture and are the only implants approved for patients who are 18 years old.
Will I have scarring?
During the procedure, the incisions are made carefully to minimize scarring. Incisions will be made under the natural crease of the breasts, around the areola, or in the natural folds of the armpits or belly button. Once the incisions are made, your surgeon will place your implants into a pocket created in the chest. The implants are placed either above or below the chest muscle based on your preferences, proportions, and body structure.