A breast augmentation is a common surgical procedure used to address cosmetic concerns regarding the shape, size and proportion of the breasts.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Lincenberg will review your medical history and answer any questions you may have. You will need to make decisions on breast size (cup size), on the type and shape of implants you will receive, and on the location of your incisions. Dr. Lincenberg will ask you for your personal preferences so he can recommend the right implant size and shape for you. You will also be able to try on breast implant sizers to help you with your decision.
Types of Breast Implants
You may choose either silicone or saline implants. Silicone implants are made from a gel that holds together uniformly while retaining the natural give that resembles breast tissue. Saline implants are filled with a saltwater solution similar to the fluid that makes up most of the human body and have a slightly firmer feel.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Small breasts are made fuller either by inserting saline or silicone implants or by addition of multiple fat grafts of your own tissue. You will need to make decisions on breast size (cup size), on the type and shape of implants you will receive, and on the location of your incisions. Implants can be inserted through a small incision along the edge of the areola or a small incision along the bottom edge of the breast. The fat graft procedure leaves no scars on the breasts. Dr. Lincenberg will discuss your options with you at your consultation, as well as whether or not fat grafting is an option for you.
The method of inserting and positioning your breast implants will depend on your anatomy and Dr. Lincenberg's recommendation. The incision can be made either in the crease under the breast, in the edge of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), or in the armpit. Every effort is made by Dr. Lincenberg during his Atlanta breast augmentation procedures to assure that the incision is placed so resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible.
Want to Learn More?
For more information, view Dr. Lincenberg's video series on breast augmentations.