How Does a Breast Augmentation Work?
It helps to understand how breast augmentation is performed to gauge the best time to swim after the procedure.
Every breast enhancement is unique to the patient, and the choices for the shape, consistency, and volume of the implants are based on your anatomy and Dr. Stile’s recommendation for what will look best. Implants can be saline or silicone, round or teardrop-shaped, and vary in volume.
You will also consider the placement of the implants in relation to the pectoralis muscles. Subglandular placement is above the muscle and beneath the existing breast tissue. Submuscular is entirely below the pectoralis muscle. Then, there’s Dr. Stile’s specialty, dual-plane, where the upper 2/3 of the implant is placed below the muscle, and the lower 1/3 remains above. The breasts move more naturally during physical activity while maintaining their typical soft feel.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Ideal candidates are unhappy with smaller breasts, have asymmetrical concerns, or are having implants to increase volume after weight loss or a prior procedure, such as a mastectomy. Dr. Stile will consider your skin’s elasticity, existing breast tissue, and other lifestyle factors in making his recommendations for your most optimum implant choices. In some cases, patients may choose fat transfer to augment the breasts rather than implants. A comprehensive consultation with Dr. Stile can help you decide on the best options for you.