Breast augmentation is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. When considering breast augmentation in Las Vegas, it’s important to remember that each woman is an individual with a different body shape, lifestyle, and personal preference for her appearance. This is why it is critical that you work with a breast augmentation surgeon who understands the importance of personalized care, who pays special attention to detail, and who has the experience to meet the goals of the patient. At Smith Surgery, you have options when it comes to breast augmentation. We want you to play a vital role in the development of your surgical plan, and we want you to know the choices that you will have to make while planning for your surgery. Our guide to the breast augmentation can be used as a resource while you make this important decision for your appearance and your self-confidence.
Choosing Your Implant Size
Implant size is a personal decision. You will want to choose a size that complements your body type and also a size that makes you feel better about the way that you look. It is important to have a general understanding of sizing before you make your final decision. Implants are measured in cubic centimeters, or cc. The more cubic centimeters there are in an implant, the larger it will be. In general, one breast cup size would equal between 150-200 ccs. It’s especially important that patients pick a practice that can help them choose the right size for them.
Identifying the Shape of Your New Breasts
There are two different implant shapes available for breast augmentation patients. The round-shaped implant is the most popular choice amongst women, as it helps to make your breasts protrude farther from the body while also looking fuller at the same time. While standing, the round-shaped implant has a very natural appearance. The teardrop-shaped implant is sometimes referred to as the anatomical implant, and is designed to look like the natural breast. This is a good shape for women who had very small breasts prior to the procedure.
Selecting the Position of Your Implant
The implant can be positioned in a high, medium or low position, depending on the patient's age, body style and personal preferences. You will want to work with your surgeon in order to determine the best position. A high implant provides a more youthful appearance, and the majority of the implant is above the nipple. A medium implant is the most popular choice, and is placed in a central location behind the nipple. The low implant is the most natural position, and approximately 60% of the implant lies below the nipple. However, this is not ideal for many patients as at times the breast can appear droopy with this position.
Picking an Implant Type
Both silicone and saline implants are safe to use for cosmetic surgery and have been approved by the FDA. Saline implants require smaller incisions, which you may find beneficial, and they are usually ideal if you have uneven breasts. Silicone implants have a more natural feel to them, and they also are less likely to ripple. In addition, they are the most popular type of breast implant.
When you work with our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Lane Smith at Smith Surgery, you will be guided throughout every step of the process. We provide our patients with the latest resources about breast augmentation surgery, so that they can make the decisions that are best for themselves.
For more information on the breast augmentation procedure and to find out if you are a qualified candidate, call Smith Surgery today in order to schedule your initial consultation.