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Breast Augmentation

How to Keep Breast Augmentation Incisions as Small as Possible

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.

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