We hold an annual breast enhancement seminar. Last year, over fifty people attended. Here are some of the most common questions regarding breast surgery:
Q. Many people asked about the implant choices: do you recommend the saline or the silicone implants?
A. Dr. Togba: Both saline and silicone implants are good choices for breast augmentation. Choosing between saline and silicone filled implants is a personal choice that depends on many factors. Your plastic surgeon should be able to help you make an informed decision.
Q. Are breast implants placed below (behind) or above the muscle?
A. Dr. Togba: Usually breast implants are placed behind the muscle to give a more natural look and feel. This also allows for mammograms and self breast exams. Occasionally, they are placed above the muscle to fill out an empty breast pocket common with sagging breasts.
Q. I don’t want more volume added to my breasts. Can I get a slight breast lift without the anchor shaped scar?
A. Dr. Togba: Yes, some women with a smaller degree of ptosis, or sagging, are candidates for a donut mastopexy. The incision is made around the nipple complex and fades nicely, masked by the dark pigment of the nipple region.