Saline and Silicone Implants for Breast Augmentation
A saline or silicone implant is first put into place, then inflated to the appropriate size, which the patient has pre-selected as her best choice. Sealed silicone implants require a longer incision so they are usually placed through the nipple or the inframammary approach. For all implants a no-touch technique is used with antibiotic rinses throughout.
The Nipple Approach
The nipple approach may be recommended if the patient chooses or if more sagging or ptosis is present. Very few patients today choose the inframammary approach because of the scarring on the breast surface. The inframammary approach was once very common, and can be used if there is already a scar present on the breast or if the patient so desires. We have found no approach is associated with any different postoperative claims of nipple numbness. Dr. Apesos has the training and experience to advise you on your best approach, and to design a breast profile that is well-balanced to your stature and frame. Silicone is available and FDA approved for patients 21 years old or older.
We perform breast augmentation surgery as an outpatient procedure in an approved surgical center or hospital. Most women are able to return to work in four to six days following surgery. To discuss whether breast augmentation is right for you, and to understand the options and risks, please call our office for a consultation appointment.