Three Things You Should Know Before Getting Breast Implants

Are you considering breast augmentation? You’re not alone, because in 2018 just over 300,000 women underwent breast augmentation surgery in the US. However if you want to get the best results possible, there are some important things you should know before getting breast implants.

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure in which breast implants are used to add fullness, and improve the shape of the breasts.

Three things you should know before getting breast implants

  1. Aesthetic Goals: What is your motivation for undergoing breast augmentation and what exactly do you want to achieve? Do you only want to enhance the shape and volume of your breasts, or do you also need a breast lift to correct sagging. These are some of the issues and concerns that your plastic surgeon will discuss during your consultation.
  2. Implant Type: Silicone and saline implants are the main types of implants. Silicone implants are pre-filled, but saline implants are filled at the time of surgery. It is also important to choose a good quality implant. The plastic surgeon will assess your body type and needs, and review the pros and cons of each type of implant, before deciding which option would be most appropriate.
  3. Implant Placement: Breast implants may be placed either above the chest muscle (subglandular) or below it (submuscular). Your plastic surgeon will conduct a comprehensive examination and do an evaluation, to determine the best option for you.

Would you like to schedule a breast augmentation consultation? Search our directory to find a board certified plastic surgeon in your area.

If you are in the greater Orange County, CA area, contact Tenley K. Lawton M.D. in Newport Beach for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Lawton at, or by calling (949) 835-5061.

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