Dr. Amy Bandy is a breast implant plastic surgeon, serving locations Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. Dr Amy Bandy explains that “patients have two choices between saline implants and silicone implants. For all patients under 22 years old, their only option at this point is saline augmentation because the FDA has a requirement that you be 22 years old or older before getting silicone gel.” Dr. Amy Bandy says that “for breast augmentation, I like to meet with the patient and get their history as far as what bra size they wear or their chest diameter as well as their cup size and what size they are looking to become.” Dr. Amy Bandy then goes on to discuss more of the patients’ options.
Dr. Amy Bandy adds that “and then options are discussed with them regarding the two types of implants. I like the patients to be able to have as much input as they feel comfortable making decisions on where they want their incision. Incision sites can be either axillary (under the arm), nipple areola (on the margin between the two different pigmented colors of the breast from the lighter breast to the more pigmented areola), inframammary (the natural breast crease at the bottom of your breast).” Dr. Bandy states that “if you are going with saline you can choose any one of those incisions. Silicone gel is typically nipple areola or inframammary.”
“Patient also has the option between going in the front or behind the muscle,” says Dr. Amy Bandy. “The pros and cons of those are discussed in detail with the patient.” Dr. Amy Bandy says “the benefits of going behind the muscle is that there is more soft tissue coverage over the implant which tend to give it a more natural look as well as more support and the muscle tends to act like an internal bra supporting the weight of the implant so that it doesn’t get too low.” Dr. Amy Bandy explains “it’s more easy for mammograms to be obtained when it’s behind the muscle. However, if the patient has a more saggy breast and is not ready to make a decision on doing a breast lift because of the scarring then typically in front of the muscle or partially subpectoral is usually decided by the patient.”
Lastly, Dr. Amy T. Bandy says that the “patient also has a choice on volume or how many ccs the implant will be, and that’s gone over with the patient in the office.” “Also, they are able to try on implants of various sizes and shapes prior to making their decision,” says Dr. Amy Bandy.
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