One of the most common concerns among women planning their breast augmentation is scarring, which is why keeping scarring to a minimum is a priority for any cosmetic surgeon who wishes to deliver the most beautiful results. Here are a few ways to get the results you want with the smallest incisions possible.
Saline vs. Silicone
Understanding the difference between saline and silicone implants is important before moving forward with your breast augmentation. Saline implants are inserted into the breast while empty and are filled once they’re put into place. Silicone implants come pre-filled and usually require a slightly larger incision. Be sure to discuss all the differences between the two types of implants with your surgeon to help you decide which implant is right for you.
The Keller Funnel™
The Keller Funnel™ revolutionized the placement method used with silicone implants. As the name implies, this funnel-shaped device is reminiscent of a piping bag used for cake decorating. Internally, the funnel is lined with a slick surface that allows the surgeon to easily squeeze the implant into place through the incision which is smaller than required for traditional placement methods. The implant can be placed directly into the funnel from its sterilized packaging without being touched, which reduces the risk of infection and ultimately capsular contracture.
Exceptional Surgical Skill
The skill and experience of your surgeon will directly affect the size and subtlety of your scars. Do your homework and choose a breast enhancement specialist with vast experience performing surgery with breast implants. An exceptional surgeon will help you get the most beautiful breast augmentation results with minimal scarring.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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