Female If you’re in the Thousand Oaks area and have been considering breast augmentation, the first thing you should do is meet with top plastic surgeon, Dr. Costanzo for a one-on-one consultation. During your visit with him, he will fully evaluate your breasts, take time to get to know you, and find out your reasons for choosing breast augmentation.
One of the most important topics of conversation he has with breast augmentation patients is regarding their plans for future children. Women who plan to have children after their breast augmentation should be sure they clearly communicate that desire with Dr. Costanzo during their consultation. This important information will dictate how he performs your breasts augmentation.
If you plan to have children after your breast augmentation, Dr. Costanzo will need to create a certain type of incision during your procedure.
While some Thousand Oaks women are aware that a breast augmentation can be performed using several different types of incisions, there are only a few types that top plastic surgeon, Dr. Costanzo will use to protect your milk ducts so you can breastfeed your children in the future, if you so choose. The following incision types can be used to protect milk ducts during breast augmentation:
- Inframammary Incision – to perform this technique, top plastic surgeon, Dr. Costanzo will make a small incision within the crease under the breasts. This crease is also known as the inframammary fold. Through this incision, Dr. Costanzo is able to insert either silicone or saline breast implants and avoid cutting through milk ducts.
- Transaxillary Incision – to perform this technique, Dr. Costanzo will make an incision in the armpit area. After making the incision, Dr. Costanzo will create a channel through which he will place the implant. This incision avoids milk ducts and protects your ability to breastfeed in the future.
- Transumbilical Incision – this incision is made at the belly button, and Dr. Costanzo does not recommend this incision
In order to allow you to breastfeed future children, top plastic surgeon, Dr. Costanzo, will need to position your breast implants appropriately.
The placement of your breast implants is another factor to consider when planning your breast augmentation. Typically, Thousand Oaks women have the choice between two types of placement:
- Submuscularly Placement – This breast implant placement is recommended by top plastic surgeon, Dr. Costanzo for women who know they will want to breastfeed future children. With this approach, Dr. Costanzo will place your breast implants behind the pectoral muscle. This protects the milk ducts from damage.
- Subglandular Placement – This implant placement provides a perkier look for women but will decrease chances for Thousand Oaks women to breastfeeding future children. For women who have no desire to breastfeed in the future, this placement option will work well.
Reach Out to Thousand Oaks’ Top Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Costanzo to Learn More About Undergoing Breast Augmentation Before Having Children
With more than 30 years of experience providing all types of plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Costanzo has earned a reputation as a top plastic surgeon in California.
Learn more about Dr. Costanzo’s work by viewing our before and after breast augmentation photos here.