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Breast augmentation surgery
is often either the result of either wanting to increase bust size
or fullness, or it can also be the result of having had a mastectomy
or other breast disease that has altered the breast. Patients who
undergo breast augmentation surgery will decide prior to the
surgery, what cup size they will want to achieve. Because bras are
not all made the same, it is helpful to show your breast surgeon
photos of the look you would like to achieve, coupling this with
simulating the implant by filling plastic bags with the desired
ounces of fluid, then placing them in a bra. Your breast surgeon may
have other aids that can help you to determine the size and the look
that you want to achieve. Breast cancer patients who have undergone
a mastectomy, may opt to have
breast reconstructive surgery
directly after their mastectomy but if an implant or prosthesis is
used, the patient is subject to the same risks and complications as
those who use them for breast augmentation. There is also a higher
rate of tightening or hardening of the scar tissue around the
implants. Breast surgery, augmentation or reconstructive surgery
patients who have undergone a mastectomy require more care and
procedures than one who is seeking to simply increase the size of
their breasts through augmentation.
If you have decided to go forth with breast augmentation, before you visit a breast augmentation surgeon in Tampa, remember that you should not be influenced by anyone as to what cup size is best, or even if you should have the surgery. Breast augmentation surgery is a very personal choice, and you should make your own decisions with the help of your cosmetic or reconstructive surgeon.
Smooth implants are breast implants that
requires your breast surgeon to create a large pocket for the
prosthesis to fit in to. Smooth implants are more likely to cause
incidence of capsule contracture or tightening around the
causing the appearance of firmness or hardness and rarely causes
wrinkling or rippling on the exterior of the breast.
Rough implants are just as they sound and have a rough or textured surface and although they are associated with a lesser incidence of tightening, there is an increased risk of tearing and rippling.
slightly more difficult surgical placement is under the chest muscle
but this position is associated with a lower incidence of capsule
contracture and slightly less occurrence of rippling. There is more
pain postoperatively than with a submammary placement.
- Sub-mammary or sub-glandular breast augmentation requires that the breast implant is placed above the muscle of the breast.
- Sub-pectoral or sub muscular is when the implant is placed under the muscle. Both sub-pectoral and sub-mammary end up in the sub-mammary positon because it the implant is only partially covered by muscle.If placed under the pectoral major, the are only truly a subpectoral in the upper and medial area of the augmented breast. The lower and lateral placement of the implant is actually in a sub mammary position.
Sub-pectoral breast augmentation surgery is often referred to as a "dual plane" breast augmentation. Subpectoral breast implants are easier to see under mammography scans and provides a bit more tissue to conceal the implant and to allow for a more natural look.
- Total submuscular breast augmentation requires the breast implant to be positioned behind the pectoral major and the serratus anterior muscle. In this type of breast surgery, the implant surface is covered completely by muscle and tissue. This type of breast augmentation procedure is not normally done for cosmetic breast surgery, but is sometimes used for breast reconstructive surgery when implants are utilized, such as the case in some mastectomy patients.
For more information on breast augmentation surgery, breast reconstructive surgery please contact Dr. Rieger's office or explore Dr. Rieger's website to obtain more information before you choose a breast augmentation surgeon in Tampa, Florida.
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