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    Shaped “Gummy Bear” Breast Implants

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    Introducing…Breast Implants Surgery Atlanta GA | Plastic Surgeon | Augmentation

    The Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta is happy to announce that we now offer shaped implants to our patients! Mentor Memory Shape Implants are teardrop shaped silicone implants that more closely mimic the shape of a natural breast, creating a more natural silhouette after surgery.

    Which Patients Are Suited to Shaped Implants?

    Commonly called “gummy bear” implants, shaped implants are perfect for people looking for breast augmentation with the most natural-looking results possible. They are also suitable for patients who are beginning their augmentation with very low amounts of breast tissue. However, all patients are different and are looking to achieve different results. While many women want a breast augmentation that looks as natural as possible, many women seek the full upper breast projection or augmented look that traditional implants can provide.

    How Do You Know Which Implant Is Right For You?

    The best way to decide which type of implant will give you the results you desire is to discuss your options and goals with a Plastic Surgeon. At the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta we offer free consultations that allow rexusa-1414627athe patient the time to discuss their goals and use Dr McCluskey’s professional opinion and expertise to select the right implants. We also offer the Mentor BodyLogic System which allows patients to try wearing prosthetic implants over their breast to create a better understanding of how their breasts will look after augmentation.

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    Breast implant placement has a huge effect on the final results of a breast augmentation surgery. Patients have a choice between submuscular (below the pectoral muscle) and subglandular (above the pectoral muscle) placement depending on what suits their needs and the look they wish to achieve. Here, Dr McCluskey explains the importance of breast implant placement:

    Implant Placement

    “Breast implants can either be placed beneath the pectoralis muscle or above the pectoralis muscle.  The benefits and risks of implant placement above or below the muscle have been studied extensively by comparing hundreds of thousands of breast augmentation cases and the findings overwhelmingly support submuscular placement of breast implants.  Placing implants beneath the muscle, in a pocket created between the chest wall and the pectoralis muscle carries many advantages and reduces risks of complications.  It’s difficult to rank these advantages in order of importance but submusclar placement has the following pro’s:  1. reduces the risk of capsular contracture, 2. allows for mammograms to be performed and read (ie doesn’t interfere with early detection of breast cancer or other problems), 3. theoretically patients can still breast feed if they choose to do so, and 4. submuscular implant placement has a more natural appearance and contour in the upper chest.”

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