If you are considering breast augmentation, you may be wondering which breast implants are right for you. There are many different types of breast implants available, each with its own set of pros and cons. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of breast implants and help you know how to choose the best implants for you.
Breast Implant Fillers
There are two types of breast implant fillers: silicone and saline. Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel, which feels similar to human fat. Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water, which gives them a firmer feel. Silicone implants are often considered to look and feel more realistic, but saline implants can also yield excellent results.
Choosing between silicone and saline is about more than just the feel of the implants. Other related factors include cost, mammography after breast augmentation, implant rippling and rupture, adjustments during the procedure, implant placement, and more. These factors are highly personalized, and we will discuss them with you in greater detail during your consultation.
Breast Implant Profiles
“Profile” refers to how much forward projection a breast implant has. Breast implants may be high, medium, or low profile (higher profile implants protrude further out from the chest wall). The base width of the implant is also a factor. For instance, with two implants that are the same size but different profiles, the higher profile implant will have a narrower base width. Both your personal preferences (how far do you want them to stick out?) and your anatomical features (how wide is your chest wall?) should be considered when choosing your implant profile.
Breast Implant Textures
Breast implants may either be smooth or textured. An extensive analysis by the FDA led to concerns over the risk of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma with textured implants. For this reason, my practice only offers smooth implants.
Breast Implant Sizes
Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc’s). This is the volume of saline or silicone gel that they can hold. There is a wide range of breast implant sizes; to choose the ideal size for you, we will consider your implant profile, filler material, anatomical features, and your desired appearance.
No “Universal Best Choice” for Every Patient
There are many breast implant characteristics to choose between. Because every woman is unique, there is no universal best choice for everyone. The best breast implants for you will be the ones that fit your individual goals and preferences as well as your biological features. During your consultation, I will perform a detailed evaluation of your anatomy and your aesthetic goals to help determine which breast implants will be best for you.
If you have any questions or concerns about breast implants, please don’t hesitate to contact my office. We would be happy to help you choose the best breast implants for you!
To schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Stephenie Poris, call (407) 558-1616 or contact us online today.