Breast Augmentation is commonly referred to as a breast enlargement or even a “boob job.” The purpose is to make the breasts bigger, fuller, perkier and more rejuvenated.
A breast enlargement is a procedure designed to make your breasts larger, and to correct small size. Breast enlargement makes your breasts a larger version of your original breasts. The breast implant acts as a form of tissue expansion and enlarges all the tissue on top of the expander or implant. The tissue expansion increases breast size, making it larger, and more attractive.
The best candidate for breast enlargement surgery is one who is not happy with their breast size or shape and a desire to change their appearance. Patients must be physically healthy and have realistic expectations.
Dr. Saunders uses both silicone and saline filled implants. Dr. Saunders believes you get excellent results with both. Dr. Saunders was the principal investigator of the National Silicone Research Study at Christiana Health Care System. Silicone implants are now FDA approved. Dr. Saunders also uses saline implants and helps his patients decide which is best for them. He assures his patients that both implants are extremely safe.
Breast Implants: Choosing Size
Dr. Saunders spends significant time with each patient choosing the breast size that best suits them. After consulting with his patients, Dr. Saunders sends them home to do “breast homework.” Dr. Saunders has his patients bring in photos of women to illustrate what they want to look like. The second assignment is the Rice Test. Dr. Saunders has his patients measure rice from 200mL to 500mL, placed in a stocking, then placed in a sports bra. This gives the patient an idea of how the implant will look. Once this is complete, Dr. Saunders compares the results of the rice test to the photographs selected and precise measurements of the implant size are exacted. Dr. Saunders believes these tests maximize the success of an already highly successful operation.
Dr. Saunders also uses a “pain buster” to decrease pain after surgery. He believes this latest technique is the best possible way to make the patient most comfortable. This device trickles in a local anesthetic for pain relief following surgery.
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