When it comes to breast surgery, Dr. Ethan Larson is in a league of his own. Highly relatable – and with exceptional technical and artistic prowess – he is one of the finest breast surgeons in all of Tucson.
Dr. Larson believes in a truly customized approach to breast surgery. Despite having helped countless Tucson women sculpt their ideal bodies, he views every single client with fresh eyes. He will tailor a solution that you’re comfortable with – and that can deliver the precise transformation you desire.
Throughout your experience with our office, Dr. Larson will personally guide you through customizing your breast augmentation procedure. In preparation for your appointment, here is some pertinent information about your options:
Currently, women can choose between three different types of breast implants: silicone, saline and gummy bear.
Silicone breast implants were reintroduced to the U.S. market in 2006 after extensive testing proved their safety profile.
Today, they are approved by the FDA as a very safe option for breast augmentation patients. Implants that are composed of silicone tend to look and feel like natural breast tissue and are associated with a very organic outcome. However, they also require a larger incision because they are placed pre-filled.
Saline breast implants are composed of a saltwater solution. They are placed in the chest empty and then filled to the desired size.
There are two main benefits of saline implants. The first is that they are capable of producing a very round and voluptuous chest. The second is that they are more affordable than the other options. However, they do ripple more often than silicone and gummy bear implants, which can be problematic for thin women.
Gummy bear breast implants are composed of highly cohesive silicone gel. They are available in round and teardrop shapes – which mimics the gentle slope of a natural breast.
They are extremely popular among our Tucson clients because they aren’t very likely to wrinkle, rupture or leak. Although there is a risk that they will become displaced in the chest, this can be avoided by selecting an implant that is appropriately sized for your frame.
In addition to the implant material, you will also need to choose the size, shape, texture and profile of your new breasts. These selections are incredibly important because they determine how your breasts look and feel on your body after surgery.
For example, a “full C cup” on a slight frame will look vastly different than the same size on a taller, broader woman. Additionally, your implants must be sized so that they fit your lifestyle and the types of clothes and swimwear you want to wear.
All of these factors must be carefully considered when choosing your breast implants. Dr. Larson will walk you through the entire process to ensure that you make selections that will make you happy long-term.
Once you’ve selected the implants for your breast augmentation procedure, you will need to decide whether to place them above or beneath the pectoral muscle.
Breast implants that are located above the muscle are associated with a shorter and more comfortable recovery period. In addition, this option produces substantial cleavage and tends to be ideal for athletic women because it leaves the muscles unaffected.
Women with naturally small chests tend to achieve the best breast augmentation outcomes when the implant is placed under the muscle. With this approach, any ripples or edges are well-hidden, and the aesthetic is quite natural. This placement is also associated with a diminished risk of capsular contracture.
There are several breast surgery incision options to choose from – including inframammary, periareolar and transaxillary. The right one for you will depend on future breastfeeding concerns, scar placement and the type of implant you have chosen.
The inframammary incision is located along the base of the breast. It is the most common technique chosen by our Tucson clients.
The periareolar technique involves a cut around the areola, resulting in a scar that blends in beautifully.
The transaxillary approach is hidden within the armpit. This option is only available for silicone implants.
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