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Four Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation

Female considering breast augmentation surgeryAs the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States, breast augmentation is performed on thousands of women every year. Whether you desire a breast augmentation to increase the size of your breasts or to restore volume lost during pregnancy, there are four main things to consider before undergoing this breast enhancement procedure.

Saline or Silicone

You likely already know about the types of implant options that are available for breast augmentation but may not know which is best suited for you. Although the majority of women choose silicone implants because of their natural feel and low rupture rate, saline implants look very natural and are easier to detect if a leak or rupture occurs.

Incision Placement

A variety of incision methods can be made when inserting the implants, including:

  • Periareolar: Incisions are made around the areolas (dark circles) of the breasts
  • Inframammary: Incisions are made underneath the folds of the breasts
  • Transaxillary: Incisions are made in the armpit

A consultation with Dr. Mesbahi will determine which incision technique is most suitable for you.

Implant Size

It is common for women to desire very large implants, but bigger is not always better. Since every woman’s body is different, implants of one size that look great on one woman may not look as good on another. During your personalized consultation, Dr. Mesbahi will evaluate your body and the current size of your breasts to determine the implant size that will look best on you.

Selecting a Surgeon

Choosing the right plastic surgeon is perhaps the most important aspect to decide on before undergoing breast augmentation. A surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) will ensure he is extensively knowledgeable and experienced in performing breast augmentation.

To schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Alex Mesbahi, we welcome you to call (703) 287-8277 or fill out our online contact form today. Along with his caring staff, Dr. Mesbahi looks forward to fulfilling your expectations.