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Breast augmentation is currently the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the U.S. to date, which means more woman than ever are going under the knife. However, there are many options to choose from when it comes to breast augmentation. We have listed these many options so that you will have the information you need before you even set foot into the consultation room.


When it comes to breast augmentation, there are two main types of implants to choose from: saline and silicone. Saline implants are made up of a silicone shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution called saline. These implants are said to feel firmer and have a rounder shape to them.

Silicone implants are made up of a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel. These feel more like natural breast tissue. However, because they are pre-filled, they often require a longer incision.

Both implant filler options have their own pros and cons. The best way to determine which type is right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Gawley.


Breast implants are also available in many shapes and sizes. Because breast enlargement is usually done to balance the chest with the rest of the body, most women do not need to go up more than two bra cup sizes. However, this will differ for each woman. Be sure to discuss your aesthetic goals with Dr. Gawley during your consultation to decide on the right implant size for you.

As for implant shapes, implants can come in round or teardrop shapes. Round implants tend to create a more dramatic augmentation, while teardrop shaped implants often look more natural.


There are three different incisions that can be used to place an implant into the breast pocket. These include the periareolar (around the nipple), the inframammary (in the breast crease), and transaxillary (in the armpit). The right incision for you will depend on your individual anatomy, aesthetic goals, and how you feel about scarring on the breasts.

As you can see, there are many different things to consider before undergoing a breast augmentation. If you are located in the Scottsdale, AZ area and are interested in learning more about breast augmentation surgery, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons at Gawley Plastic Surgery.