BREAST IMPLANTS TYPES
Breast implants available in Sydney for breast enlargement surgery include saline filled or cohesive silicone-gel filled and are produced in round and teardrop (anatomical) shapes.
Saline implants have a silicone outer shell that is filled with a medical-grade saltwater solution. During the enlargement we fill the breast implant through a valve.
COHESIVE SILICONE GEL-FILLED
The preferred breast implants used in breast enhancement across Sydney and Australia are cohesive silicone-gel filled. Due to the silicone’s consistency, it minimises the risk of leakage problems after enlargement surgery. They generally feel softer to the touch and more like natural breasts than saline implants.
SIZE, SHAPES AND FORMS
Your body shape and personal preferences are the key deciding factors in selecting the best breast implant size for your enhancement surgery. In your consultation with us, your desired breast enhancement size is discussed. Before and after photographs from our completed breast augmentation procedures can also help you to select what enlargement shape is right for you.
Breast implants generally take two forms: round or teardrop (anatomical) shaped.
Round, depending on their fill, offer a defined round shape or assume more of a teardrop form when the patient is upright. They tend to provide more upper half breast fullness than anatomical implants.
Anatomical implants demand a greater degree of accuracy in positioning during the enlargement procedure. If they shift after enhancement surgery, the shape may be distorted.
Anatomical breast implants can provide greater projection in proportion to the size of the base, making them particularly suitable for women with little natural tissue or those who desire a lift – particularly in reconstructive circumstances.
Our preferred incision methods for breast enlargement are inframammary and transaxillary. They offer more predictable results with better exposure and placement of the implant when compared to other incision types.
Inframammary incision type allows the breast implant to be placed in a precise pocket formation and bleeding can be controlled more easily. The scar is generally well hidden.
The transaxillary incision is made in the natural crease of the armpit and a channel is fashioned down to the breast. The scar is virtually invisible in the armpit fold and lack of tension generally makes for more straightforward healing.
BREAST IMPLANT PLACEMENT
Placement of the implant can help determine the end result of breast augmentation, so it’s important we discuss the options available as well as the suitability of each option for your individual body type.
A pocket is created between the tissue and the pectoral muscle, the breast implant is positioned in front of the muscle. This enlargement procedure is faster and may be more comfortable for the patient than submuscular placement.
The breast implant is placed under the pectoralis major muscle with most of the implant residing under the muscle. This position creates the most natural-looking contour. There is also decreased chance of visible and palpable implant edges or rippling.
The breast implant is placed partially beneath the pectoral muscle in the upper pole, while the lower half of the implant is in the subglandular plane. This position involves more complex enhancement surgery but minimises the rippling and edge effect in thin patients while avoiding abnormal contours in the lower half.
Call 1300 322 337 to book your personal consultation to discuss your breast enlargement surgery in Sydney with Dr. Laniewski. It is your right to find the best surgeon in Sydney for you, as well as the best implants and enhancement style, so take the time to discuss your concerns. If augmentation and enhancement is the opposite of what you are looking for, we also offer breast reduction surgery.