BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
There are many factors to consider during breast augmentation plastic surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Judge will help make the process easy to understand.
Type of breast Implant, shape and size:
Dr. Judge offers both silicone and saline implants and a full breadth of sizes are available for women with small and sagging breasts.
Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, which allows for a natural look and feel with relatively low maintenance. Saline implants are F.D.A.-approved for women over the age of 18.
Silicone implants are filled with a smooth cohesive silicone gel, which feel and move similarly to natural breast tissue. Silicone gel-filled implants are F.D.A.-approved for women 22 years and older.
The shape of natural looking breasts tends to be sloped and in proportion with the rest of the body. When undergoing breast enlargement surgery, there are two different shapes to choose from when deciding on implants that will best compliment your breasts. Round or teardrop shape is dependent on your personal aesthetic goals and the approach that Dr. Judge recommends during your consultation.
The cc size (measured in cubic centimeters) refers to the volume of the implant. The decision to increase or decrease implant size is determined during your consultation with our specialist breast implant doctor, and can even be altered the day of if the patient has a change of heart. Depending on the look you want to achieve, Dr. Judge will help assess what size is best for breast augmentation for patients in San Francisco.
Incision and implant location:
There are three locations where the incision can be made: inframammary (under the breast), periareolar (around the areola/nipple) or transaxillary (within the armpit). The incision placement is determined by the size and style of implant, as well as patient preference. Dr. Judge will work with you to determine the best incision location for your aesthetic goals.
The implant itself can be administered either under the pectoral muscle (subpectoral), or over the pectoral muscle, but underneath the existing breast tissue (subglandular). Upon consultation for breast revision surgery, Dr. Judge will discuss the pros and cons of each approach, and together you will determine the best location for your specific wants.