Gummy Bear, Silicone & Saline Breast Implants
Breast Implants Incision Location
TransAx, Periareolar, or Inframmary
One of several different incisions for can be chosen for breast augmentation. Dr. Schneider has become renown in the region for his breast augmentation technique of hiding the incision in the armpit. This is called the TransAx breast augmentation or No Breast Scar augmentation and can be utilized for any type of breast implants. Dr. Schneider has presented this breast augmentation technique at the National Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. This technique offers several advantages including a return to exercise as soon as patients feel comfortable.
Our patients seeking breast augmentation are given the option of either an armpit incision, an incision under the breast, or an incision around the areola.
The breast augmentation procedure is performed in our AAAHC office surgery center
Breast Implants & Breast Shape
Natural, Round, or In-between
The breast naturally has a slope that extends from the upper chest down to the fullness of the breast. In a naturally appearing breast, that slope line is either straight or slightly concave when viewed from the side. In a breast augmentation where a “natural appearance” is created, this slope angle is increased but it is still either straight or slightly concave. In the “round look”, a convex or round slope is created. Of course there are many patients that want something in-between. How we vary the natural vs round look is determined by several factors including implant size, implant projection, the patients underlying breast shape, and by breast implant type.
Our goal is to actually give you YOUR preference.
Breast Implants & Breast Size
Breast Fullness and Cup Size
Breast size is often measured in “cup size”, or what size bra is required to fit the breast. Cup size in breasts is not an exact measure as cup size is in cooking. In cooking, one cup is exactly 250cc’s. Adding exactly 250cc’s to the size of one’s breast does not necessarily increase the breast one cup…. from a B-cup to a C-cup. And, as we all know, there is a range of sizes within a cup size… Big C, Small C, etc.
Therefore, when we discuss breast augmentation and the size of the breast implants, we are discussing a range and the look the patient desires. We find that the best way to achieve the desired size, is not for the patient to actually pick a “cup” size, or a breast implant size, but rather for the patient to show us photo’s of breasts they like and those they do not like. Dr. Schneider then uses the photo’s that you have chosen in the operating room as a guide for his breast augmentation surgical plan.
Types of Breast Implants
Gummy Bear, Silicone, or Saline Breast Implants
All implants; Gummy Bear generation 5 breast implants, Silicone generation 4 breast implants, and Saline breast implants, are FDA approved and have not been demonstrated to cause a health risk. The newest breast implants, the shaped Gummy Bear breast implants offer patients a variety of breast shapes, projection, and size and offer a very natural feel. They also have a very low complication rate and can be placed through either an incision under the breast or through the TransAx Approach.
Saline breast implants have a solid silicone shell and then the surgeon, during the procedure, fills the implant with a salt water solution called saline. This is the same type of fluid that we put in an IV that we give you during surgery. Silicone breast implants have a similar shell but are pre-filled at the factory with a cohesive silicone gel.
Breast Implants Before & After Photos
Select A Breast Implant Style
Please click on a style below to view before & after photos of breast augmentation.
Results are not guaranteed. Individual results may vary.*
C Cup Natural
C Cup Round
D Cup Natural
D Cup Round
Augmentation with Ptosis
Augmentation in Tubular Breast