Breast augmentation is one of the most-popular and most-frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States. Though women undergo this procedure for many different reasons – aesthetic, asymmetry correction, pregnancy or post-surgical correction, Dr. Z’s results are undeniably positive! Breast augmentation gives women a fuller, firmer, beautifully proportioned look that enhances your figure to achieve new levels of self-confidence. At bodybyZ, we offer beautiful, natural breast augmentations through safe and effective surgical techniques that are minimally invasive, and most often, 100% scarless.
Types of Breast Implants
While there are several breast implant manufacturers, there are essentially two types of implants: silicone gel and saline. Both are FDA approved.
- Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel to set volume and circumference. Silicone implants are designed to have a uniform shape and the feel of natural breast tissue with various projection options to suit your body type.
- Saline implants are filled with saltwater solution to achieve just the right size. Saline is similar to natural body fluids and offers a firmer feel than silicone. They also have projection options to suit your body type.
During your consultation, Dr. Z will use 3-D imaging technology to help you select the best implant options for your specific anatomy.
Surgeons in the US generally employ two techniques for implant placement with through the Aereola or via an incision under the lower fold of the breast. While these are certainly acceptable methods, Dr. Zienowicz believes women deserve better, meaning minimal or zero scarring options.
- Transaxillary Breast Implant is a tiny (only a few centimeters) incision under your armpit in which the implant is placed using a Keller Funnel. Dr. Z will set the implant in the newly created larger breast pocket and ensure proper, meaning perfect placement. This no-touch, no-breast incision approach is the preferred method in over 90% of all breast augmentations in Asia and more than 50% of breast augmentations in South America and Europe. Fewer than 5% of surgeons in the United States will take the time to learn this technological superior skill.
- Transabdominal Breast Augmentation is the ultimate mommy makeover breast augmentation procedure. During the abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) procedure, your breast implants will be placed up into the breast pocket through your abdominal incision. Again, no incision on the breast and perfect placement. Dr. Z’s was honored in having this surgical innovation and results published in the September 2017 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, the industry’s most prestigious education publication for board certified Plastic & Reconstructive surgeons worldwide.
- AMBRA Dr. Zienowicz has also developed the innovative new procedure called Augmentation Mammoplasty by Reverse Abdominoplasty (AMBRA). This procedure provides breast augmentation using the patient’s own fat. It is recruited from the upper abdomen while removing excess skin and fat from the upper abdomen simultaneously.
For outstanding breast augmentation results from a renowned plastic surgeon, look to bodybyZ. For more information or a consultation, call 401.453.0120. Or use our convenient online Request a Consultation form.