Know Your Options When It Comes to Breast Implants


Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that enhances the size and shape of breasts using either implants or fat transfer. You have several options when it comes to breast implants and procedures.

Your first step to learning about your breast implant options is to schedule an appointment with board-certified general surgeon Dr. Dax Demaree who specializes in breast augmentation at Premier Surgical Arts in Altoona, WI. He will meet with you to listen to your goals and examine your breasts. Dr. Demaree will then discuss your options to help you achieve the breasts you desire to complement your figure. You can have fuller, larger breasts using either implants or a fat transfer. Dr. Demaree will customize a treatment plan to help meet your particular needs.

Breast implant options

Dr. Demaree at Premier Surgical Arts in Altoona, WI performs two types of breast augmentation surgery: breast implants and fat transfer augmentation. There are many options with the two procedures.

Breast implants are common and include:

  • Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saline solution, which is easily absorbable by the body and poses no danger if a leak should occur. The saline creates a wonderfully firm, natural-appearing breast. The size is also easy to adjust because the implant is filled with saline after placement.
  • Structured saline breast implants are filled with a sterile solution that features an inner structure to make breasts feel more natural. The breast appears smooth and naturally youthful.
  • Silicone breast implants contain silicone gel to feel similar to breast tissue and make it virtually impossible to tell that an implant has been placed.
  • Form-stable breast implants are frequently referred to as gummy bear breast implants. If the shell should break, the implant will retain its shape because they are made from a thick silicone gel which provides firm and youthful appearing breasts, unlike traditional implants.
  • Round breast implants make your breasts look fuller. The rounded implant does not make the breasts look larger, only fuller.
  • Smooth breast implants are softer than other types of implants so that the breasts move naturally.
  • Textured breast implants cause scar tissue to form, so they do not move but maintain a pleasing form and firmness. Patients don't have to worry about sagging.

Fat transfer breast augmentation

A fat transfer breast augmentation uses your own fat to enhance your breasts instead of implants. Dr. Demaree will extract fat from problem areas using liposuction. He will then inject the fat into your breasts. This form of breast augmentation is ideal for individuals who want only a small size increase.

Fat for reinjection into the breasts is typically obtained from the following areas:

  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Belly
  • Flanks

Breast augmentation incisions

One of the number one things women worry about when undergoing breast augmentation surgery is where the surgeon will place the incision. Most women do not want their scars to show, so people won't know they have undergone breast augmentations. Typically, the incision is placed in the crease under the breast, which is an area referred to as the inframammary fold. On occasion, the incision might be placed along the edge of the areola, known as a periareolar incision. Surgeons can also make an incision in the armpit, referred to as the transaxillary approach.

Schedule a breast augmentation consultation in Altoona, WI

We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dax Demaree at Premier Surgical Arts in Altoona, WI to discuss your breast implant options. He will sit down with you to learn your goals and determine which type of augmentation surgery and implants will best fit your needs. Contact us for more information.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.