While the decision to have breast augmentation surgery is an exciting one, there are some things to be aware of before scheduling your procedure. We have answered some of the most commonly asked breast augmentation questions so you can feel confident in your surgical decision.

Why do you have to replace a ruptured silicone gel implant?

Silicone gel implants are made up of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel. Unlike saline implants, the silicone gel in silicone implants cannot be absorbed by the body. Patients should have their implants replaced within a few months of the rupture. If the implants are not replaced the silicone gel will leak, causing more scar tissue to form around the implant and often resulting in complications.

Will I lose nipple sensation after implants?

There is a chance of loss of nipple sensation following breast augmentation surgery. However, in most cases, the sensation does return, specifically if the implant was placed below the muscle. Women who feel that nipple sensation is important to them should speak to their doctor about the inframammary fold or transaxillary incisions, as these have the lowest rate of nipple sensation loss.

Can high-profile implants be used in place of a breast lift?

While high-profile implants do create a more dramatic profile, they should not be used alone in place of a breast lift. Sagging breasts should be corrected with a breast lift, as simply adding implants cannot remedy the drooping breast contour.

Why are some breast implants placed below the chest muscles?

Placing breast implants below the muscle has many benefits. Not only do implants feel more comfortable and look more natural, but they will also have a decreased chance of capsular contracture compared to subglandular placement.

When it comes to plastic surgery, do not be afraid to ask questions! Being informed and educated is your best tool for making a decision you will be happy with for years to come. If you are interested in asking more breast augmentation questions in the Metro Detroit area, contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Trupiano.


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