How do I determine the right size?
At Cosmetic Surgery Institute, our philosophy is to ensure that the body is well balanced. When helping you choose the right implant size, we take the time to educate you about your anatomy and physique and make suggestions regarding how to aesthetically balance your body and accentuate your shape. We offer bras with special sizing cups for a more accurate representation of your results.
During your consultation, implant sizers are placed inside the bra to show the different levels of enhancement that can be achieved. We encourage you to bring several outfits to try on during the sizing process. Additionally, friends or loved ones are also welcome during this time to provide multiple perspectives.
What implant options are available?
Cosmetic Surgery Institute offers the latest generation of leak-resistant silicone implants. Also known as "gummy bear" implants for their cohesive texture, these breast implants provide a soft feel and natural look and have a strong history of safety. Saline implants are not usually recommended because they are more prone to complications such as "rippling" later on.
How will my implants be placed?
Typically, for the most natural result, our surgeons suggest placing the implant beneath the pectoralis muscle. This way, the muscle acts as a protective cover over the implant while also massaging the implant to keep it soft – potentially preventing capsular contracture (hardening of the scar tissue). Mammography screenings in women with implants placed beneath the muscle are easier to review as well.
Where will my scars be located?
Our surgeons prefer to place the implant through the shortest, most direct route to optimize outcomes. Typically, this is through the breast crease or inframammary fold. Unlike incisions made through the nipple or areola, an incision made in the inframammary fold avoids damage to major blood vessels and nerves, preserves sensation and functionality of the nipple, and uses a natural body crease to hide the incision.