Decisions, Decisions, Decisions About Your Augmentation
For a woman, her breasts can be a key part of self-confidence. Breasts that are too small or uneven provide an unending source of dissatisfaction, when getting dressed every morning and undressed every night. Every woman deserves to love her body, and breast augmentation with Dr. Gaines could provide the boost you need.
It’s a big decision to move forward with augmentation surgery; and it is a decision that Dr. Gaines counsels our patients should be made for the woman alone. It can’t be for a partner or to keep up with friends — this needs to be something you want for yourself.
Once you make the decision to have breast augmentation, you’ll have four other decisions to make before we schedule your surgery.
Of course, if you’re considering breast augmentation, the first step is a consultation with Dr. Gaines. Together, you’ll discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure. Dr. Gaines will see that your expectations are in line with reality and with what can be achieved.
Once you decide to go forward, here are four other decisions you’ll need to make:
- Implant type. You’ll choose between saline implants or silicone implants. Both implant types have pluses and minuses. Most people feel that silicone implants have a more natural feel than saline. There are two subsets here, if you will. Gummy bear implants are more cohesive silicone implants, and Ideal Implants are saline implants that feature a unique manufacturing method that makes them feel more like silicone implants.
- Implant position. You’ll decide if you want the implant placed atop the breast muscle or underneath the breast muscle. Of course, there is some subjectivity here, but many believe implants placed under the muscle have a more natural look.
- Incision location. Implants can be placed through incisions either at the bottom of the breast, near or in the areola, or in the armpit. Obviously, incisions in the armpit leave the least visible scarring.
- Implant style. The last of your decisions will be the size and shape of your implants. You will also decide if you want your implants to have texture, which can help to keep them from shifting.
This may seem like a daunting list of overwhelming decisions but know that Dr. Gaines and our entire staff at our Gainesville offices will help you with each of them. Call us at (352) 333-9600, and let’s discuss the exciting possibilities of breast augmentation.