Dr. Chiodo performs a highly personalized breast augmentation after thoroughly discussing your goals and concerns. Breast augmentation is one of the most personalized surgical procedures because there are several variables, including the implant material, implant size, implant texture, implant shape, incision style, and the location of implant placement. Dr. Chiodo will carefully examine your anatomy, discuss your goals, and review your medical history, following which he will highlight your breast augmentation options.
Implant Selection: Size, Shape, Texture, Material
When undergoing breast augmentation, you must make several decisions about the shape, size, texture, and material of the implant. Dr. Chiodo will help you select the ideal breast implant size, which will be based on your anatomy and the naturalness of the desired results. He will also explain the unique advantages and drawbacks of the different implant textures (smooth or textured), implant shapes (circular or teardrop-shaped), and implant materials (saline or silicone.) Based on your goals, he will curate a personalized surgical plan.
Incision Styles: Transaxillary, Inframammary, Periareolar, Trans-umbilical
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia in our cutting-edge operating room. Dr. Chiodo can select one of four possible incision styles: transaxillary (small incision in the armpit), inframammary (incision in the crease under the breast), periareolar (incision on the lower half of the areola), or trans-umbilical (incision in the navel). Inframammary and periareolar incisions are the most common incision styles because they’re hidden by the natural contours of your body.
Implant Placement: Subglandular, Submuscular
After making an incision on the chosen location, Dr. Chiodo will place the silicone/ saline implant above the chest muscle (subglandular placement) or under the chest muscle (submuscular placement). The specific location of implant placement will depend on the type of implant, the volume of the implant, and the volume of breast tissues on your body. If you don’t have sufficient breast tissues, the surgeon will have to place the implant under the chest muscle.
After placing the implant, Dr. Chiodo will close the incision with dissolvable sutures. The entire procedure usually concludes within 1 to 2 hours.