Breast augmentation with Dr. Mirmanesh can give you fuller, shapelier breasts for a more balanced figure along with the confidence you deserve. Many women feel self-conscious about having small breasts, or feel that their figure looks underdeveloped or less feminine than curvier women. With the use of breast implants, women are able to enhance their natural breast size or simply restore volume that was lost after pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss.
After proper and thorough evaluation, Dr. Mirmanesh will make an incision and lift the tissue to create a pocket for the implant. The pocket will either be made underneath the breast tissue or the pectoral (chest) muscle depending on your anatomy, the type of implant you desire and your occupation and fitness level. Considerations that will need to be addressed include the type of implant that is chosen, the location of the scar, and the position of the implant in relation to the breast tissue and chest muscle.
There are two basic types of implants in terms of the material with which the implant is filled. The implant can be filled with either saline(salt water) or silicone gel. Incision choice includes around the nipple, the inframammary fold incision (placed in the fold under the breast), in the armpit, and an incision in the belly button. Dr. Mirmanesh prefers an incision around the nipple or at the inframammary fold as this allows for greater control of implant position and leads to a lower incidence of complications.
Breast implants are usually placed either over the pectoral muscle in a sub-mammary (under the breast) position or under the pectoral muscle. The downsides of placing the implant under the muscle are weakening of the pectoral muscle, increased postoperative pain compared to a sub-mammary position, and visible deformity when contracting the muscle. The downsides of placing the implant over the muscle are less support for the implant, greater risk of implant visibility or palpability (being able to feel the implant), and increased risk of capsular contracture.