Columbus Breast Implant Options
The sheer number of breast implant surgery options is sometimes overwhelming to patients. From choosing their size and the type of breast implant to the placement of the implant in the body, there are several decisions to make. Below is a rundown of some of what patients need to consider when picking out breast implants.
Saline vs. Silicone vs. Gummy Bear
The first major decision breast augmentation patients make is the type of breast implant. Saline and silicone implants are the basic types of breast implants. Saline breast implants consist of a silicone outer shell that is then filled with sterile saline. Many women who choose breast implants do so because if they rupture there is no major risk to the body from the saline.
The silicone breast implants come pre-filled with a thick silicone gel. This gel is not liquid nor fully solid which helps provide a natural look and feel. Modern silicone breast implants feature cohesive gel which is more form stable than older breast implants from decades ago.
The final type of breast implant that women can choose is a gummy bear breast implant. Gummy bear implants are a type of silicone breast implant that is shaped to mimic the natural curve of the breasts. The gel is also thicker in this type of implant and exceptionally cohesive which makes a silent rupture unlikely and less risky.
Breast Implant Size
Choosing the right size implant is a decision most patients anticipate and may already have some idea about what size they want. The important factors to consider when choosing breast implant size are:
- Natural body size and build
- Width of the chest
- Existing breast tissue
- Incision preferences
- End aesthetic goal
Patients will have the opportunity to try different size implants in-office at their consultation appointment. After an examination, Dr. Goldschmidt can also make recommendations based on the more technical aspects of the patient’s anatomy.
Breast Implant Profile
Breast implant profile refers to how far the breasts/implants project off the chest. This can help achieve more dramatic results. A high profile implant will look bigger than a lower profile implant of the same size. For most manufacturers, profiles range from low to high. A moderate profile is among the most popular choice.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Surgery
Should I Go Above Or Below The Muscle?
Dr. Goldschmidt can place breast implants above or below the pectoral muscle. Most implants are placed under the muscle because it comes with a lower rate of capsular contracture and is unlikely to show rippling. However, this placement is not ideal for every patient. The basic placements include:
- Subglandular: The implant is placed beneath the breast glands, but above the chest muscle. This placement looks best on women with a good amount of existing breast tissue.
- Subfascial: The breast implant is placed underneath the lining of the muscle, but not under the muscle. This can work on several body types and adequately hides wrinkling for petite patients.
- Submuscular: The breast implant is placed underneath the chest muscle. Maintains an extremely natural look and feel and does not disrupt mammograms.
Do Breast Implants Feel Real?
Yes, once the breasts heal and the implants settle, they usually feel exceptionally real. Oftentimes, the patient themselves cannot feel the implant. The breast implants will feel the most natural when placed under the muscle, but a silicone implant in any position can look and feel natural.
What Can Columbus Breast Augmentation Patients Expect For Scarring?
Breast augmentation normally does not require large scars. Even the largest silicone implants can be inserted through an incision that is only a few inches. Dr. Goldschmidt can place most breast implants through a four centimeter incision. Saline implants—since they are placed into the breast empty—only a tiny incision is required.
Otherwise, scarring is well hidden either in the inframammary fold, at the edge of the areola, or in the armpit. Scars also will fade with time.
Does Breast Augmentation Affect Breastfeeding?
Not usually, but if this is a concern for you, Dr. Goldschmidt can place your breast implants through the armpit or other position far from the glands of the breast to ensure breastfeeding capability is maintained. The periareolar technique carries the most risk to future breastfeeding ability. Other incision areas pose very little risk.
How Much Is A Breast Augmentation In Columbus?
Columbus breast augmentation surgery with Dr. Matt Goldschmidt starts at $3,900. The patient’s choice of implant, surgical technicality, and other factors may affect cost. Financing is available through Care Credit and United Medical Credit.
The Best Breast Augmentation Columbus Offers
Dr. Matt Goldschmidt is a double board certified surgeon with two decades of experience in cosmetic surgery, including hundreds of breast surgeries. He wrote and published a book for patients and their loved ones about what to expect before, during, and after a breast augmentation surgery. He provides the best breast augmentation surgery Columbus, Ohio offers.
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