If your breasts are disproportionately small compared to the rest of your body, implants can create the shapely figure you’ve always wanted.
What breast implants can do for you
- Sculpt breasts that fit your body better
- Correct breast asymmetry
- Restore volume that you’ve lost due to weight loss
- Restore your full and perky pre-baby breasts
- Improve your body confidence
- Create a more feminine figure
Is breast surgery right for you?
- Do you want to enhance the size, shape and overall appearance of your breasts?
- Are you a non-smoker and in good general health?
- Are you not currently pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you may be a candidate for a breast augmentation.
The ultimate guide to planning your breast surgery
Breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure. You have the power to personalize virtually every aspect of your surgery – from the implant itself to the incision location and more. Dr. Berkowitz will walk you through making every decision that relates to your surgery to ensure that you’re able to achieve the precise cosmetic outcome you want.
Step 1 Choosing your implants
The type of implant you choose will have a huge impact on your results. When having this procedure with Dr. Berkowitz, you have three options: silicone, saline and gummy bear.
Silicone implants are known for looking and feeling very much like natural breast tissue. They are soft and less prone to rippling than other options, especially among thin women.
Saline implants are slightly firmer than silicone implants. They are inserted into the breast empty and then filled to your desired size once they are positioned in your chest.
Gummy bear implants are composed of a soft silicone gel. They feature a teardrop shape, which slopes like a natural breast. This option is a little firmer than traditional silicone, but it still feels very organic.
Step 2 deciding between smooth and textured implant
Once you’ve settled on silicone, saline or gummy bear, you will need to choose between smooth and textured implants. Textured implants have a rough surface, which can prevent them from moving around within the breast pocket. Smooth implants are entirely sleek and uniform all the way around.
In general, most of our Detroit patients choose smooth implants because they ripple less and are softer and more natural-looking. However, if you are undergoing breast reconstruction, or if you are considering a shaped implant, Dr. Berkowitz may recommend a textured surface.
Step 3 Weighing your incision options
An inframammary incision is located along the crease beneath your breast. It’s a highly versatile option that can be used to place silicone, saline or gummy bear implants.
The periareolar incision involves a precise cut around the edge of the nipple. It’s a popular choice because the resulting scar blends into the surrounding skin and is virtually imperceptible.
If you choose a transaxillary incision, Dr. Berkowitz will make a cut completely hidden in the armpit. This is ideal for saline implants because the empty shell can be inserted through a small opening and filled once in place.
Schedule a Consultation
A full and beautiful chest can be yours. Contact our Michigan office today to schedule an appointment and discover what breast implants with Dr. Berkowitz can do for you. Learn more
Immediately after your breast surgery, Dr. Berkowitz will place gauze over your breasts to protect the area. He will also provide you with a surgical bra to help throughout the healing process. You will be free to return home immediately after the procedure, though you will need someone to stay with you for at least 24 hours.
Dr. Berkowitz will provide you with personalized guidance to help you through the recovery period. However, in general you will want to:
- Stay home from work for several days
- Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for up to six weeks
- Take your pain medication as directed by Dr. Berkowitz to relieve any discomfort
FAQ: How long will my implants last?
Your breast implants will remain beautiful for a very long time – but they aren’t designed to last forever. It’s common for women to require replacement implants over time, either due to complications or natural changes to the breasts.