Once you have decided to have breast augmentation, there are many other choices that have to made: implant type, shape, surface, size, as well as placement the implant and incisions. These decisions are best made with a board certified cosmetic surgeon who has the experience and knowledge to help you make the best choices for optimal results. Understanding your different choices can help you know what questions to ask your doctor.
Shape: Shape can be round or tear drop shaped.
Placement: Implants can be place above or below the muscle. <
The most common placement is under the muscle. It has less chance of capsular contracture. Implants that are placed above the muscle and below the breast tissue has the advantage of faster reocery and less swelling and discomfort.
Incisions: The most common incisions is made in the crease where the breast meets the chest. This allows the surgeon the most visibility and the scar is hidden. An incision can also be made in a tiny semi-circle hidden within the nipple or it can made in the armpit. Last, the incision can be made in the belly button.
According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for Statistical Data, the average for surgeon's fees for silicone breast augmentation was $3,964 and saline breast implants were $3,497 in 2015. This does not include additional fees for the surgery center, anesthesia, etc.