Breast implants in Michigan
Breast implant incision choice:
There are four typical incisions for breast implant placement. The inframammary fold, or breast fold incision, is the most
commonly used incision. Many patients are concerned about scar visibility. This scar is typically only visible on the
underside of the breast. It can usually only be seen when looking up from the feet.
The incision is a little above the breast fold so all swim wear can be worn. The second most common incision is the nipple, or areola
incision, which heals very well. However, you must cut through existing breast tissue to place the implant. The armpit, or
transaxillary incision, is often selected by our patients in their twenties. In our practice, we place both saline and silicone
implants via the armpit approach; however the implants have to be placed underneath the muscle.
For patients seeking breast enlargement surgery, Michigan plastic
surgeon Dr. Malhotra will discuss with you the positives and negatives of each approach for your body, but he allows his patients to pick their incision.
Breast implant choice:
For patients choosing to have breast implants in Michigan, choosing between saline
and silicone can be difficult. The advantages of saline implants are reduced cost (typically approx. $1200) and a slight reduction in
capsular contracture/scar tissue formation. Silicone breast implants approximate the feel of breast tissue more closely, have less chance
of breast implant rippling, have a lower rupture rate per year, and look just a bit softer or some say natural.
A number of patients are concerned about the safety issues surrounding silicone implants. Silicone are the most common implants used in
the world. The FDA has done a thorough review of silicone implants and feel that the newer third generation implants are safe for use. However,
having any type of implant is an important decision. Dr. Malhotra will review with you all questions regarding breast cancer screening, effectiveness
of mammograms, and the life of silicone and saline implants.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Michigan breast enlargement surgeon Dr. Pramit Malhotra.