Over the years, Dr. Eric Pugash has helped numerous women seeking breast augmentation in Vancouver realize their aesthetic goals. He offers both cohesive silicone and saline implants, and he performs a number of placement techniques including the areola. The areolar incision is made below the nipple, and a folded saline implant shell may then be inserted. The shell is then filled with a saline solution to achieve the desired size. Cohesive silicone gel implants may also be placed through an areolar incision, depending on the sizes of the areola and implant.
Patient 15: 21 years old, 5’4″, 114 lbs, 1 child.
Mentor Moderate Plus saline implants filled to 450cc behind the muscle.
A to D cup.
These implants are placed into the breast nearly empty and are filled to their final size once in place. This allows saline implants to be inserted through shorter incisions compared to implants that are already filled (such as the silicone gel devices). Moreover, the final volume of a saline implant can be adjusted within a certain range in the operating room to provide the best size for that patient. This also gives saline implants an advantage in women whose breasts are significantly different in size.
Saline implants have a tendency to ripple. These ripples are generally well hidden when the implant is placed behind the pectoralis muscle, but can become visible when the implant is in front of the muscle. It is generally expected that a saline implant will last 10 to 15 years.
If you would like to learn whether the areolar incision method is appropriate for you, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Eric Pugash. You can book an appointment by calling his Vancouver cosmetic surgery offices at (604) 522-5199. Please contact Dr. Pugash’s offices if you have any question about the other treatments he offers, such as tummy tuck, liposuction and Vancouver breast lift surgery.
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