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Your Breast Implant Dictionary

breast implantsOf course, no matter what kind of plastic surgery you may be considering, Dr. Bruck will help guide you through the process. In the case of breast augmentation, he will talk to you about the different types of implants and surgical options. He will answer all your questions and provide any advice you need. In the mean time, here are some of the terms we use when discussing breast augmentation – keywords you may want to know before you go.


These are the “shells” that are inserted into the breasts to enhance their size and shape.

  • Saline

These are filled with the sterile saltwater solution after they’re placed in the breasts, allowing the surgeon a use a slightly smaller incision.

  • Silicone

These are pre-filled with silicone gel and inserted into the breasts at their full size. Silicone mimics the look and feel of real breast tissue, and is known for offering natural-looking results.


  • Inframammary

The incision is made in the fold underneath your breast. The inframammary is one of the most popular breast implant incisions.

  • Periareolar

Incision is made in the lower part of the areola

  • Transaxillary

Incision is made in the underarm area

Implant placement

  • Subglandular

The implant is positioned beneath the breast tissue but above the muscle. This placement can be optimal for women who are very active in sports or other activities that consistently use the chest muscles.

  • Submuscular (or subpectoral)

The implant is placed beneath the pectoral muscle, often considered an optimal method for quite slender women who don’t have a lot of natural breast tissue. By placing the implant below the muscle, it can provide a more natural-looking result.

The type of implant, incision, and placement that works best for you depends on some factors, including:

  • The size implant you choose
  • The type of implant you choose
  • Your anatomy
  • Your goals

Dr. Bruck can help advise you on what can work best for you, and together you can work toward achieving your appearance goals. So call for a consultation appointment today: 212.308.4600 or 516.587.0456.




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