Anatomical Shaped Breast Implants
Breast augmentation or enlargement is one of the most common cosmetic procedures for women. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® more than 300,000 breast augmentations were performed in the United States in 2011. Until 2012, plastic surgeons in the United States were limited by the unavailability of shaped implants. Anatomical implants have been available for many years in Europe and other parts of the world. The FDA has approved three manufacturers for the anatomical or “gummy bear” shaped implant for the U.S. market (Allergan 410, Mentor CPG and Sientra). Anatomical implants can provide women with a more natural appearing breast by concentrating the volume at the lower portion of the breast. Dr. Aquadro in Auburn, AL has experience with these shaped devices. Call now to schedule an appointment to see if you are a candidate for a natural breast augmentation.
What are the advantages of shaped breast implants?
- More natural appearing breast shape after augmentation
- Low complication rate
Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation with anatomical implants or shaped implants?
- Women with underdeveloped breasts seeking to improve body proportions
- Women with decreased breast volume following weight loss or pregnancy
- Women with breast asymmetries seeking better balance
- Women who are looking for a more natural appearing breast after augmentation
- Women with long or tall chests
- Women with wide chests
- Healthy individual
- Realistic goals and expectations
Who is not a good candidate for anatomical shaped implants?
- Women who desire a full upper pole of the breast or “implant” look
What can I expect from a consultation with Dr. Aquadro?
At East Alabama Plastic Surgery we believe you should be well informed about any procedure you are considering. Dr. Aquadro provides complimentary breast augmentation consultations to discuss your concerns and provide you with up to date information about the procedure. Feel free to bring photos to discuss what you like and do not like. Dr. Aquadro will present the different options for breast augmentation and discuss the pros and cons of each decision. He will discuss implant placement (over the muscle vs. under the muscle), implant style (silicone gel filled vs. saline filled), texturing and incision placement with you at the time of your consultation. There are many decisions to be made and we want to involve you in every step of the process. When you to leave East Alabama Plastic Surgery, you should feel at ease about the decision you and Dr. Aquadro reached about breast augmentation.
What to expect the day of surgery?
Dr. Aquadro performs his surgeries that require general anesthesia at East Alabama Medical Center outpatient facility. On the day of surgery, Dr. Aquadro will make some marks on you in the preoperative holding area and confirm the surgery details with you. The surgery usually takes one hour and you will go home the same day. Absorbable sutures are used, so there is no need to remove any sutures. Most women return to work within a couple of days. Full strenuous activity can be resumed at 4-6 weeks.