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Breast Augmentation Specialist

Lancaster Plastic Surgery

Richard Levin, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Lancaster, PA

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the nation and brings many women to the care of premier cosmetic surgeon Richard Levin, MD, at Lancaster Plastic Surgery. Dr. Levin is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast augmentation and reconstruction. He has helped hundreds of women in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, feel great about their appearance. If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Levin’s approach to breast augmentation, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that alters the size and shape of your breasts. Those results are achieved by surgically positioning breast implants within your breast tissue. Among all types of plastic surgery, breast augmentation is one of the most popular options and enjoys one of the highest rates of patient satisfaction. 

Women choose breast augmentation for a number of reasons. For some, dissatisfaction with the size of their breasts is the primary motivation. Others seek augmentation to correct asymmetry in size or shape. 

Breast augmentation can also restore the fullness and breast positioning a woman had before pregnancy and breastfeeding. Another common reason to pursue augmentation is to restore breasts after mastectomy or another type of breast surgery. 

What types of breast implants are available?

You have choices when it comes to the type of breast implants used in your procedure. Dr. Levin discusses your options in detail to help you choose the right fit. 

Silicone implants are made of a silicone shell filled with a soft silicone gel. They deliver a very lifelike, soft feel, but there is a small risk that the implants could leak. Women who choose silicone must have their implants checked periodically and replaced if there are signs of a leak. 

Saline implants are made of a silicone shell filled with a sterile saline solution. The size is adjusted by adding or removing saline. If a saline implant leaks, your body easily processes the solution without risk of harm. 

Gummy bear implants are another option. They’re also made of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel, but are firmer than saline or silicone and maintain their existing shape once inserted. 

Where will my breast augmentation incision lines be located? 

There are a number of different options for placing your implants that determine where your incision lines are located. Dr. Levin is one of only a few surgeons in the region offering transaxillary breast augmentation. 

This approach uses small incisions in the armpit to place the implant under your muscle tissue. Scarring is minimal, and there are no scars on your breasts. 

Periareolar breast augmentation places the implants through small incisions around your nipples. This is another option that yields minimal scarring. Inframammary breast augmentation places implants through incisions in the natural crease beneath your breasts. 

To find out more about breast augmentation, schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Levin online or by phone today. He’ll go over your options and help you make an informed decision about your breast augmentation procedure.