Below are before and after pictures of our breast implant augmentations in Fort Wayne, Indiana. These are placed under the pectoralis muscle through a 1 1/2 inch incision in the overhang crease (inframammary fold). Here are some important issues to consider:
Patients will often bring in photos of breasts and say “I like these breasts, can you make mine look like these?”. Our plastic surgeons explain that half of the result is what they do in placing the implants in the best possible position and half of the result is what the patient has to cover the implants with, ie thier own breast tissue and skin. Notice that the patients who have the best looking results are those that have the best looking breasts before surgery. This has to do with the patient’s own tissue covering which is not directly altered but just expanded under the forces of the implant.
The most common issues in regards to a patients breast tissue coverage is with nipple position and the gaping between the breasts. Low set nipples can be most often improved with an implant augmentation alone. Really low or asymmetric nipple positions can be corrected with breast lift procedures. With gaping, however, the breast implant augmentation can only make the breasts as close as a given patient’s anatomy allows. If these tissues are released between the breasts, synmastia can occur where the breasts are connected down center, a very difficult problem to repair.
In any case, our Fort Wayne IN breast implant plastic surgeons will guide you through these issues and expectations leading to the best possible result…