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Breast Implant Sizers and Volume Sizer Systems

One of the most important parts of the preoperative routine for breast augmentation involves determining the right size breast implant to address your aesthetic goals. During your initial consultation at our Philadelphia plastic surgery office, Dr. Bottger will discuss your desired breast size and provide you with several tools to help you understand how various sized implants will impact your breast appearance.

One of the breast implant sizers tools is the volume sizing system (VSS). The VSS kit contains over a dozen different silicone cups of varying size and shape. You can try these different cups on with a special bra in order to get a clearer understanding of how your new breast implants will look and feel.

Breast implant sizers are another tool used to help determine the ideal size breast implant to achieve your goals. Sizers are actual breast implants that can be used during the procedure to help Dr. Bottger determine the right size implant to insert. During your consultation, you can view and feel these devices in order to learn about the different sizes and styles available to you.

These visualization techniques will help ensure you and Dr. Bottger are on the same page when choosing the ultimate size and style of breast implant. This step is crucial to achieving beautiful, natural looking breast augmentation results that help you look and feel your very best.

Please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your initial breast augmentation consultation. Dr. Bottger serves patients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

Mammograms after Breast Augmentation

Mammograms are an important part of a woman’s ongoing preventative health regimen and one of the most effective ways to detect breast cancer in its early stages. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that women over the age of 40 undergo a mammogram every two years.

A common question asked by women during their breast augmentation consultation with Philadelphia breast augmentation surgeon Dr. David Bottger involves how their procedure will impact their ability to undergo a mammogram after breast augmenation. Mammograms are just as important for women with breast implants as they are for women who have never undergone breast augmentation.

In general, the frequency of your mammograms should not change after breast augmentation, although the process might need to be tweaked slightly to reduce the risk of breast implant rupture and ensure you receive clear images. In many instances, your radiologist may simply need to take a few more x-rays of your breast tissue. Always makes sure you inform your radiologist that you have breast implants to ensure the proper adjustments are made to your mammogram.

One way to improve the accuracy of your mammogram results after breast augmentation is to choose the submuscular breast implant placement option (under the muscle). Dr. Bottger will discuss this option with you in greater detail during your consultation at our Philadelphia plastic surgery office.

Please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your initial breast augmentation consultation. Dr. Bottger serves patients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.