How to Choose the Breast Implant That’s Best for You
If you’re considering having breast augmentation surgery, you’ll need to select the breast implant that’s best for you and your needs before the procedure. With continual advancements in plastic surgery, there’s now a broad range of breast implants available. Let’s discuss the main considerations in your decision of implants for a breast augmentation so that you can achieve your desired results.
The two main types of breast implants: saline and silicone. Both are FDA-approved for cosmetic breast enhancement.
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. The empty shells are first placed in the breasts, then filled with the substance. Saline implants are typically less expensive than silicone implants, but more commonly ripple over time.
Silicone breast implants have a natural look and feel, making them a popular choice among women today. The implants are pre-filled before being inserted and, just like saline implants, are available in different volumes, shapes, and diameters.
Modern silicone breast implants are made of medical-grade cohesive gel. This material allows the implants to effectively resist leakage and retain their shape.
Volume, Diameter, and Shape
In addition to the type of implant that you select, it’s important to consider their size and shape as these characteristics will ultimately determine the look of the breasts.
The volume of the breast implants will dictate the fullness of the breasts. This factor will mainly affect your new cup size after breast augmentation surgery.
The diameter of the implants will also affect the new look of your breasts. With implants that have a wider diameter, the volume is spread over a larger surface area. So, the implant sits flatter against the chest. A smaller implant diameter will cause the breast tissue to be pushed outward so that it’s more prominent.
Breast implants are available in round and teardrop shapes. Teardrop-shaped implants have a more natural look, while round implants have a push-up effect on the breasts.
Dr. Polecritti at The Julian Institute of Plastic Surgery will consider your cosmetic goals and natural breast tissue to help find the right implant for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for breast augmentation.