Decision Checklist for Getting Breast Implants

Breast Implants: Decision Checklist – 

The surgical procedure for breast implants consists of choices you and your plastic surgeon need to make to ensure the best possible outcome and the highest degree of satisfaction with your new breasts.

In this article, Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Doctor Ali has put together a “checklist” of the decisions you will need to make when deciding upon breast implantsurgery.

☐ Plastic Surgeon

Your surgical team – including your plastic surgeon, nurses, and anesthetist – is the most important decision you need to make.

Make sure to inquire about the number of breast implant surgeries your plastic surgeon has performed, as well as whether he or she is board certified.

Detroit area plastic surgeon Doctor Ali is double board certified, and has performed thousands of breast implants. In addition to being voted one of Hour Detroit’s “Top Docs” – many doctors seek out Doctor Ali when they need plastic surgery for themselves and their families.

☐ Type of Breast Implant

Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel, which feels remarkably like natural breast tissue. Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. While they do provide a uniform shape, firmness and feel, they are less popular than silicone implants because they do not feel as “natural”.

Read More About Types of Breast Implants HERE (

☐ Size and Shape of Implant

In addition to the size that will look best on your body and achieve your appearance goals, the profile, or projection (height of the top of the breast implant from your chest) must be chosen.

Learn more about choosing your breast implant size HERE.

Learn more about choosing your breast implant shape HERE.

☐ The location of the incisions

The location of the incisions made to insert the breast implants result in different recovery times, as well as varying amounts of scarring.  There are 3 standard types of breast implant incisions:

1: Transaxillary Breast Implant Incision, in which an incision is made through a canal placed in the natural fold of the armpit tissue;

2: Periareolar Breast Implant Incision, which involves making the incision around the circumference of the areola (the pink or brown skin around the nipple);

3: Inframammary Breast Implant Incision, made underneath the breast, in the fold where the breast and skin attach. – is not recommended for silicone gel implants such as MemoryShape.

Read More About Breast Implant Incisions HERE 

☐ Where the implants will be placed in your breasts

Breast implants may be placed either:

1:  Subglandular – putting the breast implant directly behind the mammary gland, but in front of the muscle; or

2: Submuscular – breast implant is positioned completely behind the chest muscle wall.

Top Detroit Breast Implant Doctor

As you can see there are many decisions to be made when selecting the best breast implant that is right for you. The only way to truly understand your options is to schedule a consultation with a top Detroit area breast surgeon like Doctor Ali. If you are considering breast implant surgery, he will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you decide the right size, shape, incision, placement and type of implant for you.

Feel beautiful inside and out, with breast implant surgery. And remember, financing options are also available.

Breast Implant Consultation: 248-335-7200