Category: Breast Augmentation

Which Implant Type is Right for You?

After making the decision to undergo breast augmentation, patients must face another important decision before surgery. Patients must decide which breast implant type is right for them with the help of their plastic surgeon. Read our infographic below to learn the difference between saline implants and silicone implants.

If you’re interested in breast augmentation, contact us today.

Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation: Do You Need One or Both?

Today, plastic surgery is trending with its demand soaring to 17.5 million cosmetic procedure patients in the United States last year. The most popular area of concern is women’s breasts. Because of genetics, pregnancy, weight fluctuations or the natural aging process, many women are not happy with the changes in their breasts appearance. They look to turn back the clock on their breast presence and enhance their shape, size, and elevation. However, many women are not aware of which type of surgery they need, a breast lift, breast augmentation or both.

Below is important information on each procedure including who is a suitable candidate and the benefits they receive.

Breast Lift

A breast lift can defy gravity. When breasts don’t have that perky elevation, and they droop with the nipples pointing south, a breast lift can raise a woman’s bustline and self-confidence as well. The procedure is designed to eliminate excess skin and reposition breast tissue, leaving the patient with a youthful, firm breast appearance.

Also known as Mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical procedure which reshapes and lifts the breasts using multiple techniques to revive empty-looking, pendulous, or low-hanging breasts. It will make you feel more sensual because of your voluminous-looking breasts.

Breast Lift Benefits

-Improves projection.

-Improves shape.

-Adds fullness to the upper portion of the breasts.

-Reduces lax skin.

Breast Augmentation

On the other hand, a  breast augmentation will make the breasts look fuller, rounder, and larger. Also known as mammoplasty, it’s ideal for women who are self-conscious about small breasts. The procedure will generally involve implants which have options available for your preferences and aesthetic goals.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Landis will explain your options and give you a good vision of how your breasts will look after surgery. With several implants to choose from, your procedure will be a customized procedure designed to give you the breasts you desire.

Breast Augmentation Benefits

-Improves shape.

-Increases size.

-Improves projection.

Combining the Two

More women today are realizing they don’t have to settle for breasts they don’t enjoy. Combining a breast lift with breast augmentation is the best way to get the most out of your breast surgery when both procedures are necessary. A breast lift will decrease the need to add volume with implants and correctly position your breast and improve their projection as well. When combining the procedures, your breasts will increase in volume, lift, and firmness with better results than when either surgery is done as a standalone procedure.

Benefits of Combining Surgeries

-Combination of augmentation and lift is as safe as either done as a standalone procedure.

-Less removal of skin and scarring.

-Breast implants fill out the breast and enhance their overall appearance, so less lifting is required.

-Surgeries are less expensive when combined than when done separately.

-Combining procedures can reduce overall hassle, downtime and recovery time.

-Most patients find having the procedures combined is more convenient than two standalone surgeries.

What’s Right for You?

To learn which option if appropriate to improve your breast appearance, call Dr. Landis at 952-562-5940 or schedule a consultation today.


What Are Your Breast Augmentation Options?

Today, a growing number of women choose to improve their body contour with breast augmentation surgery. Because there is so much interest, patients should be informed about the different options which are available.

During a discreet consultation, board-certified Dr. George H. Landis will devise a surgical plan designed to make your breasts look natural and aesthetically pleasing. Together, you will choose the size, shape, and type of the breast implants to be used in your breast augmentation procedure. Placement is also a topic which is discussed during your initial meeting.

Here is some basic information you may find helpful before your consultation:

Implant Type

Breast implants are manufactured using two essential materials; silicone and saline. The major difference between silicone and saline implants is found in their core. Saline implants are silicone shells filled with a saltwater solution (saline). Silicone implants are silicone shells filled with a viscous silicone gel. Some silicone implants known as gummy bear implants are filled with a firm silicone which holds its shape more intact.

Incision size and placement is dependent on which type of implant is chosen. Because saline implants are filled after they are positioned in the body, they require a smaller incision. Silicone implants are placed pre-filled, so the incision will need to be larger than with the silicone. Because of their shape and size, gummy bear implants require the largest incision.

Another factor in choosing implants is how the implant will feel after surgery. Saline implants feel harder and less natural than the silicone implants and their edges may ripple which can be visible with women who have little breast tissue. Gummy bears have the most natural, anatomic look and feel to them.

Implant Size

Probably the most important option for many patients of breast augmentation is the size of their breast implants. This often proves to be one of the tougher choices as well. Gone are the days of asking for a cup size like shopping for a bra. Sizers or digital imaging are now utilized to find the optimal size for your body type.

Comfort is an important factor when choosing a size. Choosing a size too large may produce back discomfort and posture issues.

Implant Placement

Lastly, when weighing your breast augmentation options, the position of the implant in relation to the muscle should be considered. Dr. Landis will choose implant placement and clearly explain his choice.

He will either place a breast implant above or beneath the chest muscle. He will likely choose sub-muscular placement for patients with a small amount of breast tissue, as the muscle will help conceal the implant with natural tissue for a natural-looking outcome.

For women with more natural breast tissue, placing the implant over the muscle will create an optimal result. This over-the-muscle placement will provide the most natural result.

Since there really is no one-size-fits-all option for breast augmentation, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Landis and learn more about all the options. He is a highly skilled plastic surgeon and experienced in providing women the breast contour they need and desire.

To schedule your consultation, call (952) 562-5940 or contact us today.



Mommy Makeover Minneapolis

Mommy Makeover is a cosmetic surgery term for a group of procedure commonly performed in combination with each other to help a woman rejuvenate her body after pregnancy, birth and nursing. Many women find the joys of the miracle of birth and having children one of the highlights of their lives, but at the same time, many also wish that they could undue some of the effects those major life events have had on their body.

Take a look at our online gallery of real patient before and after photos to get an idea of the kind of results possible through Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Liposuction, and Tummy Tuck procedures. The Mommy Makeover Minneapolis isn’t one specific procedure, but rather customized to each patient’s individual needs. Often the Mommy Makeover will include some combination of breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. If you are interested in learning more about the Mommy Makeover procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your Mommy Makeover Minneapolis consultation with Dr. Landis today.

Mommy Makeover Minneapolis

The Mommy Makeover is a not a singular procedure but a combination of procedures that is customized to each patient and performed to rejuvenate the key areas of the body most affected by pregnancy. For many women the miracle of bringing a child into the world is life changing in the best ways possible, but for some women the toll it takes on their bodies is something they would rather change if they could–and through the Mommy Makeover, they can.

Each Mommy Makeover is customized to meet each patient’s needs but may include some combination of tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, and liposuction. If you are interested in learning more about the Mommy Makeover procedure and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Landis today.

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