Breast Augmentation: Is It Right For You?
Many women are unhappy with the size or shape of their breasts. Breast augmentation surgery allows a woman to have a more youthful, balanced look. You may be a candidate for breast augmentation surgery if you have one of the following issues:
- You feel that your breasts are too small.
- You want a more attractive proportion.
- You have difficult “filling out” standard clothing sizes.
- Your breasts have become smaller or droopy after significant weight loss.
- You no longer have the firm, full look that you had prior to breastfeeding.
- Your breasts are unequal in size.
- You want to restore a more youthful appearance to your breasts and body.
- One or both breasts have an odd shape.
- Your breasts have sagged over time and now appear droopy or deflated.
- You had earlier breast implants that you are unhappy with in size or shape.
Types of Breast Implants: Silicone or Saline?
Both silicone and saline implants are manufactured with an outer silicone shell. The “feel” of each type is slightly different. The saline version is filled with sterile saltwater. The implant procedure is slightly different, as the implants are filled after placement. Silicone implants are pre-filled with a special silicone gel that was developed to mimic the natural feel of human fat. Generally, silicone implants tend to feel more like natural breast tissue. When you meet with our professional team, we will answer any of your questions and concerns so that you can make an educated decision. We are fully confident in the implant products we use at Athenix.
At Athenix, we use Natrelle® saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants because of the added safety these products bring our patients. Natrelle® silicone gel-filled breast implants are among the most studied, FDA-approved medical devices in existence. There have been hundreds of peer-reviewed studies and published reports involving silicone gel implants, including extensive epidemiological studies supporting their use. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM) concluded in its landmark report in 1999 that “a review of the toxicology studies of silicones and other substances known to be in breast implants does not provide a basis for health concerns.”
Implants, whether silicone gel or saline, come in a range of shapes and sizes. Natrelle® implants are unique in that they come in the highest number of sizes and shapes, so that the perfect shape can be selected for your body type to achieve balance and beauty. The artistry of your plastic surgeon is a critical point in your breast augmentation surgery. Our medical professionals carefully choose the correct size, shape, type, and the best placement of your implants for a youthful, full, and natural-looking result.
Our “Confidence Plus® Warranty” for Breast Augmentation Patients
We want our patients to feel confident and reassured about the safety and durability of their implants. As a recipient of certain Natrelle® style saline and silicone filled breast implants you are automatically enrolled in the ConfidencePlus® warranty program at no cost! The benefits of your automatic enrollment include:
- Lifetime product replacement
- 10 years of guaranteed financial assistance
- Up to $1200 in out-of-pocket expenses for surgical fees, operating room and anesthesia expenses that are not covered by insurance
- Silicone filled and saline filled breast implants covered
For complete details about the benefits and advantages of the free enrollment in the program, please download the warranty brochure. Have more questions?
Read our answers to frequently asked questions about breast augmentation surgery, or schedule a free consultation to discuss your options.
Breast Augmentation: Correct Placement Matters
Implants are placed in a “pocket” that is surgically created. It will be either beneath the muscles located between your natural breast tissue and the chest wall, or underneath the breast tissue, above this muscle structure. Each of our patients is fully evaluated to determine where to place the implant to achieve beautiful, natural-looking breasts. Where the implants are placed will determine where incisions are made. As our surgical team is committed to staying at the forefront in the latest developments and techniques, in many cases breast augmentation surgery can be performed in a manner that leaves the patient with minimal scarring, and a shorter, more comfortable post-operative recovery time.
Customized Breast Augmentation Surgery
To achieve excellent, attractive results with breast augmentation implants, at Athenix, we tailor each breast implant or breast lift procedure to suit a woman’s unique and specific anatomy. To start the process and find out more, schedule a free consultation so we can discuss your specific concerns and goals and evaluate your anatomy. We want you to have the most realistic expectations as to the results your breast augmentation can achieve.
Our plastic surgeons have safely helped thousands of women achieve beautiful, full, natural-looking breasts. Look over our “Before and After Breast Augmentation” photo gallery to see our results for yourself.