When choosing breast implants, some important decisions have to be made between you and your surgeon regarding size, shape, and composition of the prosthetic. Once those decisions are made, the details of the procedure become the primary focus.

When inserting breast implants, your surgeon makes an incision, lifts the breast tissue and skin, creates a pocket in the chest area either above or below the pectoral muscle, and places an implant inside. The implants are then centered beneath your nipples and checked closely for symmetry to ensure an ideal placement.

decisions before implant surgery

The location of the breast implant and the incision placement must also be determined. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Kulick provides insertion points either under the chest muscle or above it. Where the implant sits and its composition will help to determine the incision location.

Dr. Kulick works closely with his patients during their consultation to map out the ideal procedure plan to match their cosmetic goals.

To make an appointment at his San Francisco location, contact us today.

Dr Michael KulickDr. Michael Kulick, MD is a leading board certified plastic surgeon in San Francisco, California. During an initial consultation, he’ll examine your individual anatomy, discuss all your options, and create a unique treatment plan along with any other necessary procedures. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of plastic surgery and are looking for a qualified cosmetic surgeon, use this online form to request a consultation with Dr. Kulick or call 415-956-2550.