4 Considerations to Make Before Your Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Salt Lake City, UTMany patients think that when it comes to getting a breast augmentation that they only have two choices to choose from: saline or silicone. However, although that is still an important decision to make before surgery, you still have a few others to make— all of which we can help you with during your consultation with Dr. York Yates.

  1. Shape

Here at our office, we offer both teardrop shaped implants and our traditional shaped implants. Some of our patients prefer the dear drop shaped implants because they tend to give patients a more natural look whereas other patients prefer the traditional round shape.   Currently round implants outpace tear drop implants by about 10 to 1.

  1. Shell

You may not be aware of it, but different types of implants have different types of shells. Traditionally, breast implants have had a smooth shell but more recently, breast implants like teardrop implants, have a textured shell that helps hold the implant in orientation.   We most commonly use smooth shelled implants.

  1. Incision

During your initial consultation, we will go over all of your incision options and all of Dr. York Yates’ recommendations. Popular implant incision sites include in the armpit, through the areola, or under the breast crease.   Our overwhelming preference is a crease incision which has been shown to carry the lowest complication rate.

  1. Implant Pocket

The implant pocket is when your breast implants are placed either above the breast muscle or below it. This is an essential consideration to make because it will impact both the look and feel of it.   Most, but not all,  of our augmentations are performed below the muscle.

Getting a breast augmentation comes with a lot of decisions to make— including some that you may have never considered. During your initial consultation with Dr. York Yates, we will go over all of these options and help you land on the right choices for you every step of the way.

Ready to schedule your breast augmentation consultation? Contact our Layton office today: (801) 525-8741.