Category Archives: Breast Augmentation

The Benefits of Placing the Implant Under the Chest Muscle

Dr-Craig-ImageIf you’re considering undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, you already know you have several important questions to answer. From the type of the implant to the size you’d like your new breasts to be, you may think that you’ve researched ever possible question that could be asked.

However, if you haven’t looked into where the breast implant will be placed – in other words, above the chest muscle or underneath it – then you might not know how implant placement could influence the final results of your breast augmentation.

At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, Mississippi, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig specializes in placing breast implants underneath the chest muscle, for very specific reasons.

Why Implants Should Be Placed Under the Muscle

When it comes to getting the most natural results from your breast augmentation, the placement of the implant can make all the difference.  When the implant is placed above the chest muscle, it looks as though the implant is “sitting” on the muscle – and that can create the ball shape that’s a dead giveaway for a breast augmentation.

When the breast implant is placed underneath the chest muscle – also known as the pectoralis – it provides additional soft tissue coverage for the implant. This can be especially important to women that have very little of their own breast tissue. In this regard, Dr. Craig can help make women’s breasts look more like breasts, and not simply an implant sitting on top of the chest.

Additionally, placing the implant underneath the muscle aids in shaping the upper portion of the breast. Through specific implant placement, the soft tissue of the breast can redrape in a more natural position. This gives the upper part of the breast a gentle slope, and not a hard shelf appearance.

Discover Your Choices at Accent Plastic Surgery

During your consultation at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS, Dr. Craig can help you understand how the placement of the breast implants can influence your overall results. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call contact Dr. Craig at Accent Plastic Surgery today.

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Saline vs. Silicone: What Should You Pick?

breastCongratulations – you’ve made the decision to have a breast augmentation! This procedure is one of the most popular plastic surgery treatments in the country, and for good reason: a breast augmentation can help the majority of patients feel more confident with their newfound curves.

However, choosing to get your breasts done isn’t the only decision you’ll have to make. When it comes to undergoing breast augmentation, you’ll have to answer a pretty tough question:

Will you pick saline implants, or silicone implants?

Silicone vs. Saline: What You Need to Know

At Accent Plastic Surgery in Tupelo, Mississippi, founder and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig can share valuable information that could make a big difference in your ultimate decision.

Here’s what he has to say about the saline vs. silicone debate:

  • Consider the warranty on your implants. The warranty on saline implants only covers the implant; however, the warranty on silicone implants covers the implant, as well as the cost of additional surgeries you might need to correct any implant issues.
  • If you’re looking for the most natural-feeling implants, you’ll want to choose silicone, as it has a more natural feel than saline.
  • Most patients choose silicone implants.

If you haven’t made your decision yet, Dr. Craig recommends choosing silicone implants as a safe and natural-looking option.

Breast Augmentation at Accent Plastic Surgery

 At Accent Plastic Surgery in Tupelo, Mississippi, Dr. Mark Craig can perform breast augmentation procedures for both silicone and saline implants.  Patients who want to choose silicone implants are in luck – for a limited time, patients who opt for silicone implants will receive a Botox treatment for themselves and a friend (a $1000 value!). 

If you’ve made the decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic Surgery in Tupelo, MS, today.  Dr. Craig can help you select the best implant size for you, as well as answer any questions you might have about the procedure. Call (662) 377 – 6290 for more information.

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