Breast Augmentation Options By on August 22, 2011

There’s a common misconception when it comes to breast augmentation surgery. Many patients think that you only need to determine the size and the composition of the breast implants and that’s it. In fact, there are many more things that surgeons need to consider when it comes to breast augmentation surgery, and these decisions can make a major impact on the overall size and shape of your breasts after surgery.

When you visit our Edina plastic surgery practice, Dr. Gregory Mesna will perform a comprehensive consultation and examination to determine the best possible options for meeting your unique aesthetic needs. Right now we’d like to cover some of the basic concerns that surround breast augmentation surgery so you know what decisions need to be made. This is just a brief rundown, of course, but it should give you a good understanding of what to expect.

First of all, yes, it’s important to consider the size and composition of the breast implants for your breast augmentation surgery. When considering the size, we always keep in mind that bigger is not always better. With the composition of the breast implant, we’ll be sure to keep in mind what is in your best interests and how this can be helped by using either silicone breast implants or saline breast implants.

Another important factor for breast implants is the shape of the breast implants. The implants can come in round shapes or teardrop shapes, and each of these has their unique advantages and disadvantages.

Of course, there’s also the profile of the breast implants to consider. This basically means how much forward projection there will be to the breast implants. Lower or higher profile breast implants may be better for some body types than others.

Texture with breast implants can also be important to consider in some cases. Breast implants come in both smooth or textured forms, and we will be sure to make the best decision for your Edina breast augmentation during the consultation process.

When performing the actual surgery, there are options about how to best place the breast implants in the breast area. One option involves placing the breast implants above the chest muscle and beneath the mammary gland, while the other involves placing the breast implants beneath the chest muscle.

Taking all of the above into account, the actual surgical procedure can differ from patient to patient. There’s the matter of incisions, for example. Incisions for breast augmentation surgery are generally places in the areola area or the crease beneath the breast, but in some cases, incisions can be made in the armpit or even the navel. While the incisions around the breast are generally small and fade over time, the latter two incisions are better hidden. The incisions can also vary if the breast augmentation is performed in combination with another breast enhancement surgery such as a breast lift.

As you have seen, there is a lot to consider when it comes to breast implants and breast enlargement. That’s why consulting an experienced surgeon like Dr. Mesna is so important. To learn more about your many options for breast enhancement surgery, contact our Edina plastic surgery center today.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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