Breast Augmentation Results
A woman’s breast anatomy is unique, and it will have a vital role in determining the aesthetic outcome of breast augmentation plastic surgery. The aim of the breast surgeon should be to tailor the procedure in accordance with the unique anatomical and aesthetic requirements of the patient.
Board certified and highly experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides breast implant surgery and various other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Seify believes that optimal outcomes in breast augmentation can be achieved when the surgeon customizes the surgery and combines the best principles of art and science. He provides breast implants to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.
Anatomical Features of the Breast
It is important to carefully evaluate the breast anatomical features prior to deciding the surgical plan for breast augmentation cosmetic surgery. Skin layers cover the breast area, which include superficial blood vessels and nerves. The deepest and the most important skin layer is the dermis, which provides strength to the skin. Dermis thickness will vary from one woman to another.
Patients with a fairly thick dermis will generally have suitable skin for breast augmentation. Elastin fibers in the skin will allow it to remain elastic and supple. Sometimes during pregnancy, the breast skin goes through a long phase of stretching, which can make the skin less elastic and thin. This will result in sagging of the breasts, which may require breast lift in conjunction with implants. Some women may develop stretch marks if the breast expands too fast.
The plastic surgeon can combine procedures to reduce stretch marks along with implant surgery. In case of excessive skin laxity, heavier breast implants may not be recommend to avoid lower pole fall-out. All these considerations are important in order to achieve optimal results with breast augmentation. Dr. Seify makes a comprehensive assessment of all anatomical elements before going ahead with the breast implant procedure. He receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas.
Nipple-areola complex is a part of the top layer of the breast skin. The areola tissue is of a different color from other areas due to its gland structures. Areolar skin is thinner and stretches more than the skin in other parts. Areola size as well as the position of nipples will differ from one woman to another. In case the nipples are positioned very low or point downwards, the surgeon may recommend a breast lift along with breast implant surgery.
The inframammary fold (IMF) or the breast fold is a significant part of breast anatomy from the perspective of breast implant surgery. This fold is usually present where the underwire of the bra is placed.
Even if the breasts are very small, the anatomical structure of the fold will still exist. The fold is important because the implant will mostly rest on this fold. Adequate attention should be given to the breast fold during the surgery to ensure proper shape and position of the breast implants.