Women who wish to enhance the shape and size of their breasts may wish to consider a breast augmentation, which is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure used to lift, shape, and increase the size of a woman’s bust in order to enhance her appearance. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. William Boss, who has been nominated as a Top Doc in Bergen County, NJ by 201 Magazine, is certified in Cohesive Silicone Gel Implants. Breast augmentation is one of the top five most popular surgical cosmetic procedures sought out by women in the United States.
The following are some of the benefits of post operative adjustable implants:
- Less pressure to determine size of implant prior to the breast augmentation procedure
- Greater control over size of implants and results of surgery
- Easier to achieve symmetry
- Less risk of implant wrinkling
The Breast Implant Procedure
The surgical techniques used for post operative adjustable implants are similar to those of non adjustable augmentation techniques. The surgery is performed on an outpatient setting under a general anesthetic. Post operative adjustable implants may be placed under the breast tissue or muscle and inserted through an incision in the:
- Breast fold
What makes this procedure different from other breast augmentation techniques is that the surgeon will also implant a tube and an injection dome under the skin. This will allow the doctor to add or remove saline through a syringe after surgery to increase or decrease breast volume. Adjusting is done at a routine office visit and involves a tiny needle that’s smaller then what you use for a blood test. In many cases a surgeon will recommend that post operative adjustable implants be filled incrementally with small amounts of saline at a time to allow the tissues to expand and decrease the risk of complications. When the post operative adjustable implants have been filled to their desirable size, the tube and injection dome can be easily removed through a very small incision.
Adjustable implants have a very simple design that allows for elevation and reshaping the breast to provide a very youthful, natural appearance and provides the patient with the option to continue to make adjustments for up to 6 months after your surgery.