Aristocrat Plastic Surgery created this infographic to help patients better understand their options for breast augmentation. This infographic includes everything you need to consider when discussing breast augmentation with your plastic surgeon. If you are interested in breast augmentation or would like to discuss your options in more detail, please contact Aristocrat Plastic Surgery.

Types of Breast Implants

  • Saline: Saline implants contain a salt-water solution, and if one leaks, it can be naturally absorbed by the body and you will be able to tell.
  • Silicone: Silicone implants are filled with a safe, cohesive gel that feels more like natural breast tissue but require a periodic MRI for rupture detection.

Brands of Breast Implants

  • Allergan: Allergan implants are cohesive silicone gel that come in a choice of size and shape. These implants have an exceptionally durable shell to decrease risk of leakage.
  • Ideal: Ideal implants are filled with saline but designed to have a more natural feel like silicone, contour the chest well, and reduce movement of the filling.
  • Sientra: Sientra implants are made with a high-strength cohesive silicone gel and has the only FDA-approved 5th generation round implant.
  • Mentor: Mentor implants vary to fit different needs, including saline and silicone implants for augmentation and reconstruction surgeries.

Placements of Incisions

  • Inframammary: In the natural crease of the breast.
  • Periareolar: Below areolas that surround the nipples.
  • Transumbilical: In the navel, also called the TUBA procedure.
  • Transaxillary: In the armpit.
Breast Augmentation Types
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