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Breast Augmentation Terminology

If you are considering breast augmentation, you may have heard a lot of different terms being used when you discuss it with other people. Here are some of the common terms that may be used by doctors, your friends, or other people with whom you discuss breast augmentation:

Incision location: The area where an incision is made, through which the implant is placed.

Breast implant placement: Where the breast implants are placed. Breast implants can be placed behind the chest muscle (submuscular) or in front of the muscle but behind the breast tissue (subglandular). Dr. Gonyon also offers a third location, under just the strong fascia of your chest muscle (subfascial).

Breast implant type: The type of material from which a breast implant is made. All breast implants have an outer shell made of silicone, but the fill material can be saline fluid or silicone gel.

Inframammary fold: The crease between the bottom of your breast and the chest wall. This crease is one of the options for the location of the incisions.

Periareolar: The area around the areola, which is another option for incision location.

It is important to get accurate and complete information if you are considering breast enlargement. At Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gonyon provides individualized complimentary consultations so you can make informed decisions.

If you live in Fort Collins or the surrounding Northern Colorado area and are interested in finding out if breast augmentation is the right way to have the breast size and shape you’ve always wanted, please contact Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery.

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Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

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