Breast Augmentation Before and After

Women who are unhappy with the shape or size of their breasts can choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery. With so many technological advancements and breast surgery options, a woman can have a breast augmentation procedure that is uniquely designed to meet her individual body type and goals. It is important that every breast surgery patient is knowledgeable about her options before undergoing a breast enhancement procedure.  

During a consultation with Dr. Rey, he will evaluate your body type and recommend the best approach for your personalized breast augmentation surgery. He will go over all the different breast augmentation options available and provide you with the pros and cons of each. After carefully examining your body structure and breasts, he will recommend the best approach to utilize during your procedure.

Types of Breast Implants

  • Saline breast implants: A silicone shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution
    • Allows for minor modifications in implant size after insertion
    • Provides a uniform breast shape and feel
    • Implant ruptures are readily detectable
  • Silicone breast implants: Silicone gel-filled breast implants
    • Feels like natural breast tissue
    • Less chance of implant rippling
    • Available in a variety of shapes

Implant Shapes

  • Round:
    • Makes the breasts appear fuller than form-stable implants
    • When combined with a higher profile, it creates an even projection
  • Anatomical/teardrop:
    • Less likely to move around in the breast pocket
    • Lower chance of malpositioning of the implant

Implant Placement

  • Submuscular: Under the breast tissue and the pectoralis muscle
    • Reduced risk of rippling
    • Lower rate of capsular contracture
    • Less visibility and palpability of the implant
  • Subglandular: Placed directly behind the breast gland and above the pectoralis muscle
    • Provides a little “lift” to the breasts
    • Easier recovery compared to submuscular placement
    • Provides more defined cleavage

Incision Location

  • Periareolar: Around the outer edge of the areola
    • Best for patients with dark areolas (provides a lower chance of scarring)
  • Inframammary: Under the breasts along the breast crease
    • Ideal for both submuscular and subglandular placement
    • Can be used for saline and silicone gel implants
  • Transaxillary: Through the armpit
    • Offers no visible scarring on the breasts
    • Limited to augmentation with saline breast implants
  • Transumbilical (TUBA): Through the belly button
    • Less risk of scarring
    • Limited to augmentation with saline breast implants

To learn more about your breast augmentation options, Dr. Rey can educate you during an initial consultation. To contact us, call (310) 205-3107 or fill out our online contact form.


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