How Is Asian Breast Augmentation Different?
These implants consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile saline solution. Saline implants can be filled after they are placed in the body to allow for minor modifications in size after placement and smaller surgical incisions.
There are advantages and disadvantages to placing the breast implants above or below the chest muscle. Most Asian patients do not have enough breast tissue. Due to this difference in anatomy from non-Asian patients, the implant is placed under the muscle to achieve a natural upper pole shape and contour. Dr. Kahng uses a dual plane technique when placing the implant under the muscle.
Asian women tend to be shorter and more petite than Western women. Most Asian women have a narrow rib cage and a narrow chest. This limits the size of implant you can choose and still have a natural look, and achieve balanced proportions.
A drastic increase in cup size could make the breast disproportionally large in comparison to the rest of the body. Dr. Kahng will measure your chest width carefully to determine which breast implants will best fit your body, and bring about the most attractive result.
Most Asian women have petite frames and small native breast tissue. Saline implants can be used but are not ideal. Cohesive/gummy bear silicone gel breast implants are the recommended by Dr. Kahng to achieve a natural shape and feel. Asian patients can choose either moderate profile or high profile implants based on individual anatomy but Dr. Kahng will customize the breast surgery accordingly to each individual patient during the consultation.
Many Asian women have fine, delicate skin and a tendency to develop scars that are raised or pigmented. This can affect the choice of where an incision is made for implant placement.
Options for incision placement are: in the crease of the armpit; around the areola (where the darker pigment helps hide the scar); and in the breast fold crease (where the incision is hidden underneath the breast). In Asian breast augmentation procedures, Dr. Kahng closes incisions with the greatest care to minimize the risk of visible scarring.
Though these differences may seem minor, subtle ethnic differences can have significant implications in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Kahng’s specialized approach to Asian breast augmentation in Los Angeles and Orange County produces beautiful, shapely breasts in proportion and harmony with a petite Asian body.