Breast augmentation is a safe and viable surgery for patients with a variety of different body types and lifestyles. However, when it comes to the procedure, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. In fact, patients with a more athletic figure and minimal breast tissue will likely want a different plan than those with a rounder figure and naturally more breast tissue. So if you are wondering what type of implant is best for athletic patients with minimal breast tissue, here is what you need to know:
For athletic women, placement of the implant is especially important. Your surgeon will have the option of placing the implant above or underneath the muscle. In most cases, subglandular placement—which is when the implant is placed over the muscle—offers faster recovery and has a lower risk of impacting the ability to activate the chest muscles after recovery. This is especially relevant for athletic patients who may wish to maintain as much chest strength as possible, after their breast augmentation procedure.
For women with minimal breast tissue, silicone implants are often the implant of choice, given their soft feel and more natural-looking appearance. This particular type of implant tends to be less likely to ripple, which is also useful for those with a naturally smaller chest.
Speak With a Qualified Professional
Although many patients have a general idea of what type and size of implant they prefer, the best way to determine what type of implant is best for your specific body type is to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, you can discuss your goals and concerns with Dr. Leverett, who will also provide his professional opinion on the most successful plan moving forward.
Begin Your Breast Implant Process Today
At Body By Leverett, we have helped countless patients in Phoenix, Chandler and the surrounding Arizona communities determine the best implants for their body and lifestyle. Dr. Leverett is experienced in assisting patients to make decisions regarding implants that they will feel confident about for the long-term. So if you have questions and are ready to take the next step, do not hesitate to contact us.