Breast Augmentation with Natrelle Implants
For your breast augmentation, an incision is made either under where the dark skin of the areola meets the light skin of the breast (periareolar) or under the breast where it meets the chest wall (inframammary). During your initial consultation, your surgeon will thoroughly discuss the placement of your incision, the pros and cons for you personally and consider your preferences.
A salt water (saline) filled implant or a cohesive gel implants (“gummy bear”) is placed either under or above the chest (pectoral) muscle–depending on your breast tissue, body formation, and amount of sagging (ptosis) of the breast. If the implant is placed under the pectoral muscle, simple movement of the arms automatically moves the implant around in its pocket. In some breast augmentation patients, these muscles are extremely active and can distort the implant so it is important to discuss with your surgeon the right implant placement for you. During your consultation, you and your surgeon should also discuss the differences between saline and silicone breast implants.