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Breast Augmentation - Important Things to know about Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Although breast augmentation surgery is one of the commonest cosmetic surgery procedures in today’s times, very few women know about the kind & variety of options available to them in terms of implant types, sizes & incisions for the procedure.

According to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation has been the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure for 3 years in a row & more than 318,000 breast augmentation procedures were done in USA alone, in2011. Even though these numbers give us an idea about the awareness regarding the procedure, the fact is that most women are quite ignorant about the finer details that are very important for the success of your surgery.

Breast Implant Types & Sizes:

While it is universally known that Breast implants are of two types, silicone gel implants & saline implants, there are several other very important factors & details that any female considering breast augmentation needs to know. Some of them are-
  • Implant placement: Beneath the breast tissue, ‘unders’ or ‘partial unders’ or beneath the pectoral muscle- The ideal breast implant placement depends on the size of the breast implants, the patient’s individual anatomy, the quality of breast skin and the patient’s cosmetic goals.

Placement of Breast Implant
  • Implant surface: The surface of implant is chosen as per individual requirements. Implants with textured surfaces are mainly used to reduce the chance of capsular contraction. 

Breast implant surface types
Implant type - Textured or smooth

  • Implant profile: how far the implant protrudes 
  • Implant size or volume: size typically ranges from 120 to 850 cc
  • Implant type: saline or silicone

Incisions for Breast Augmentation surgery:

The breast implant surgery is done by inserting implants either behind or in front of the pectoral muscle. There are various techniques of inserting the implant which is chosen by the surgeon depending on the patient's preference, type and size of the implant, shape of the body and the surgeon's expertise with the technique.

The several choices regarding the location of these incisions are:
Types of Breast Implant Incisions
  • Inframammary Incision – The incision is placed near the crease under the breasts, slightly above where the breast and rib cage meet.
  • Periareolar Incision- This incision is placed between the areola, which is the circular area on the breast such as the colored skin surrounding the nipple and the breast skin.
  • TUBA Incision – Also known as scar-less incision, this technique involves placing the implant through the belly button and taking it up to the breast thereby resulting in no incision and scar on the breast. The implants used in this technique can only be saline implants which are inflated after they reach the breast. Silicone implants which are much superior cannot be used with this technique.
It is important to discuss the options that suit you best with your treating surgeon. Please note that it is the treating surgeon who can advise you the implant and surgical placement that suits you best after a physical examination.

For more information about breast augmentation and further consultation, we can be contacted at For further assistance, call us at +91 93200 36777 (also available on WhatsApp) or + 1 (877) 270 2448 (US toll-free) or talk to us on Skype @ Indicure.

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