Once you decide to move forward with a breast augmentation, you will have a variety of breast it options to choose from. Choosing the right breast implants for you will involve a few different factors, including:
- Type of breast implant – Saline breast implants are FDA-approved for use in women age 18 and older, and silicone breast implants are FDA-approved for women age 22 and older. Each breast implant type comes with unique advantages and drawbacks. Dr. Lefkovits will discuss these in detail with you during a personal consultation.
- Size of breast implant – Selecting your breast implant size is not just a matter of choosing the bra size you want to be. Breast implant size is measured incubic centimeters (cc). Different factors can influence your ideal size – including your existing breast volume, breast skin thickness, chest shape, and ribcage size
- Placement of the incision- The incision can be placed underneath the breast( inframammary) which is the most site across the country. Dr. Lefkovits also uses the periareolar approach which is at the lower pole of the areola.
- The breast implant pocket- Dr. Lefkovits most commonly uses the subpectoral approach ( underneath the muscle) but at times suggests the above the muscle approach.
Each of these factors and more will be evaluated during your consultation with Dr. Lefkovits. He will recommend the type, size, and shape of implant that he believes would provide you with the best results, but in the end, the final decision will be up to you.
If you have further questions about breast implants, please contact New York breast surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today to schedule your consultation at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.