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Customizing Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

With arguably the best breast augmentation NJ has to offer, we continually strive for perfection and boast an impressive safety record. This fact isn’t changed by any of the decisions you’ll be able to make. We don’t move forward with any procedure unless we know it can be performed safely and effectively.

Customizing your breast augmentation procedure includes choosing the right type of breast implant for you, selecting the ideal placement of your breast implant, and deciding how to best hide your breast augmentation incisions. Below, we further outline each of these important decisions.

Breast Implants Sizes

When considering a breast augmentation with breast implants, size matters. Many women want their breasts to appear larger without looking disproportionate. Others feel that they want to go as large as they can. The most popular sizes of breast implants range between 350cc to 400cc which adds up to an extra two cup sizes.

Common Sizes of Breast Implants

Common sizes range between 300cc to 500cc, although you can go as small as 100cc for a slight increase in volume, or as high as 800cc. Most women are looking to achieve a boost in volume of about two cup sizes and so range in the 300cc to 400cc area. Common sizes in this range include 330cc, 360cc, and on up to 400cc. You may also want to consider two different sizes of implants if you have one breast that is larger than the other, which is common for many women.

How many CC's in a cup size?

Cup sizes ranging from an A cup on up are measured in cubic centimeters, or cc’s. Every cup size goes up by roughly 130cc to 150cc depending on the band size of the bra. So, if you are currently wearing a B bra cup, then getting an implant of roughly 150cc will likely achieve a C cup size. When attempting to determine the size of your breasts, however, do not use the size of your bra as an accurate representation of your breast size as bra sizes vary between manufacturers.

Determining my Implant size

This will take detailed discussion during the consultation phase, so that both you and the surgeon have a clear idea of your exact cosmetic goals. Key factors to consider will be:

  • Your height
  • You width
  • Rib cage circumference

These will help to establish which implant sizes would best match your figure, look natural, and achieve the increase in breast size that enhances your quality of life.

Dual Plane Breast Augmentation

The dual plane technique was developed for women with minimal breast droop, or ptosis - as well as those desiring a more natural, lower fullness in their final result. The dual plane approach produces more of a teardrop effect, as opposed to upper pole fullness that looks more like a dome.

During a dual plane augmentation, the breast implant is placed under the pectoral muscle at the upper part, and over the pectoral muscle at the lower part. There are varying degrees of muscle coverage based on the patient’s current breast shape and desired result. For this reason, it’s important to choose a surgeon who can aptly determine the correct degree of coverage.

Breast augmentation incision options

Once you’ve chosen that you would like to undergo our breast implants in NJ surgery, where you would like the implants placed, and the type of breast implant, it is important to discuss breast augmentation incision options with our plastic surgeons.

Here are your choices:

Inframammary incision

This is placed in the natural crease under the breast and is about one to one and a half inches long. This approach is easy and the incision usually heals to the point where it is almost invisible.

TUBA (trans umbilical breast augmentation)

A hidden incision in the belly button is used to place the implants so no scar is seen around the breast itself. This is a wonderful way to enhance the breasts with minimal evidence that a surgery was even performed.

Axillary incision

A small incision is made under the muscle in each armpit. The breast implant is placed into the pocket created and the incision heals extremely well. This is another great way to perform breast augmentation with no incision on the breast at all.

Areolar incision

An incision is made around part of the areola and nipple. After healing occurs the incision blends in well and is very difficult to see.

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Breast implant placement options

The sub-muscular implant position is almost always used for breast augmentation. The muscle coverage offers more support and camouflage of the implant. The placement of the implant in the sub-glandular plane is only done occasionally in the situations of strange anatomy or in people who will be using their pectoral muscles a lot, such as women body builders.

In some circumstances, a dual-plane placement, in which the implant is placed partially beneath the muscle wall and partially beneath the breast tissue, is used in patients who need a little more fullness in the upper part of the breast. This can help avoid the need for a breast lift in some patients.

Infographic explaining breast implant location options

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