The Decisions You’ll Need to Make with Augmentation

There are many reasons San Antonio women come to Dr. Coleman for breast augmentation. Some women have never been satisfied with the size, shape, or symmetry of their breasts. Others simply want to have larger breasts and a curvier figure.

Regardless of your reasons, the decision to have breast augmentation isn’t one to take lightly. After all, it will change your appearance forever more, and it’s not a temporary change like having a dermal filler session. But studies show that satisfaction rates with breast augmentation are above 95 percent.

Of course, the first step in the augmentation procedure is your consultation with Dr. Coleman. You’ll discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure. The goal, as with any cosmetic surgery, is to have realistic expectations.

Once you make the big decision and decide to proceed with augmentation, there will be four additional decisions you’ll need to make. Sometimes, the choices can seem overwhelming, but Dr. Coleman will provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions about each one.

  • Implant type. You’ll choose between silicone implants and saline implants — both types have pluses and minuses. Most people feel that silicone implants have a more natural feel than saline. However, if a saline implant ruptures, your body simply absorbs the salt water. If a silicone implant ruptures, you’ll need to have any silicone that has leaked removed. This is somewhat of a moot point really, however, because if any type of implant ruptures, you’ll need to have it removed. This applies to saline as well as silicone.

When it comes to implant types, you should also research gummy bear silicone implants and Ideal saline implants. These choices are both different than the others in their respective categories.

  • Implant position. You’ll decide on the position of the implant, whether it will be placed atop or underneath the breast muscle. Many believe that implants placed under the muscle have a more natural look, but this is all personal preference.
  • Incision location. Where you want the incision will affect your scarring. Implants can be placed through incisions either at the bottom of the breast, at the base of the areola, or in the armpit. If you’re concerned about scarring, the transaxillary method with the incision in the armpit leaves no visible scarring on the breasts.
  • Implant style. The last of your decisions will be the size and shape of your implants. Some implant styles feature more projection than others. Others, such as gummy bear implants, are teardrop shaped.

All of these decisions and choices can seem daunting, but Dr. Coleman walks his augmentation patients through each one, ensuring they are comfortable with their choices.

Are you interested in breast augmentation? Call Dr. Coleman at (210) 251-4362 to schedule your consultation.

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