The right size and shape of breasts can flatter your figure and add the curves that are desirable. Breast augmentation can help women feel confident in their appearance and balance their shape. Dr. John Anastasatos is a breast augmentation specialist and plastic surgeon. He offers the most advanced options for enhancing the appearance of the breasts at his medical clinics in Athens, Greece, and Beverly Hills, CA.
Breast augmentation is a very personal decision, and one that should be carefully considered. Many women feel more confident and happier with their body shape after a breast augmentation, but it is important to have the right plastic surgeon perform the procedure. Dr. John Anastasatos has over two decades of experience as an international plastic surgeon, using the best techniques for his patients in the U.S. and in Europe.
Choosing the Right Size and Shape
Dr. Anastasatos spends a significant amount of time pre-operatively having his patients try on different implant sizes, so they can participate in the decision of implant size. He believes it is important that the patient select the breast implant size, not the surgeon.
It is also vital to know what type of profile you desire for the breast shape. The term “profile” in breast implant surgery refers to the projection of the implant, or the perkiness. For most women, this is a matter of personal preference. Dr. Anastasatos shows patients both moderate profile and high profile to help them decide. Moderate profile implants will offer a more natural look compared to high profile implants. Implants also come in different shapes, including rounded or anatomic (teardrop).
Dr. Anastasatos offers saline and silicone gel implants. Plus, in Europe, there is another type of breast implant that has some merit: the polyurethane covered breast implant. The polyurethane implant is still a cohesive silicone implant, but it is covered by a shell of silicone and polyurethane. The polyurethane implant was available in the U.S., but was discontinued due to a fear of causing cancer. That was never proven in humans, but it was in mice.
Types of Augmentation Procedures
Breast augmentation can be performed using different methods that can impact the scars and appearance of the new breasts. Dr. Anastasatos uses several different methods based on the best option for the patient and her preferences. These methods include:
- The trans umbilical breast augmentation is also called TUBA, and it is performed through the belly button. The TUBA is a great choice because the operation is done with no visible scars on the breasts – it is also the quickest procedure. Only saline breast implants can be done through the belly button.
- The endoscopic breast augmentation is done through the armpit. This procedure also has the benefit of no visible scars on the breasts since the incision is in the armpit.
- The breast implant positions can be over the muscle or under the muscle. There is another placement called “half-over, half-under.” That means the breast implant is partially under the muscle and partially under the breast tissue. In reality, this half-over, half-under procedure is essentially a breast augmentation where the implant is under the muscle. The muscle is called the pectoralis major muscle.
- The breast implant location makes a difference in the shape. If a woman has a partially saggy breast and needs some lifting as well as a breast implant, then placing the breast implant over the muscle and under the breast may be better to provide extra lift and better shape.
Having a highly qualified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation can make a significant difference in the results. If you are considering breast implants, a breast lift or even a reduction, contact the clinic of Dr. John Anastasatos in Athens, Greece, or Beverly Hills, CA, to schedule a consultation.