Breast Implant Choices
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Breast Implant Choices
Breast augmentation is highly customizable and involves making many different decisions to produce the desired results. Dr. Grazer uses Allergan, Mentor®, Sientra, and IDEAL IMPLANT® to provide a wide array of options to tailor your procedure to your exact needs. Deciding on the fill material, shape, and the level of projection are essential factors to consider when choosing an implant because they all have significant impacts on the cosmetic outcome of breast augmentation surgery.
The type of implant you choose will have dramatic effects on the result of your procedure. Dr. Grazer will help guide you on the implant material options to help you achieve your desired aesthetic look, depending on your body type.
Many patients who are concerned about achieving a natural final result often turn to this option. The silicone within the implant has a more viscous consistency, which makes it feel more natural and fleshy than what you might experience with a saline implant. These implants have a silicone shell filled with cohesive silicone gel. Only women aged 22 or older can receive silicone implants.
Form-stable implants, often referred to as gummy bear implants, are firmer. This rigidness has both positive and negative aspects. Unlike saline or silicone, if this implant is ruptured, the implant will maintain its shape, but that rigidness means it does not have the same natural feel as the less cohesive silicone options. If someone desires larger implants, this may not be the ideal choice due to the firmness.
Saline implants are extremely common among women who are looking for dramatic augmented results following their procedure. During this surgery, a silicone shell is inserted into the breast pocket and then filled with sterile saltwater to achieve the appropriate size for the patient.
Since saline implants are firmer and water is not compressible, the possibility of rippling is higher with this option. Patients who already have significant breast tissue are more likely to have better results than thinner patients since the extra tissue helps to camouflage the rippling.
These implants also have the unique benefit of being able to adjust the size of the implant during surgery and are available to anyone over the age of 18.
Round implants are the most popular implant shape. Patients can choose from low profile to high profile round implants, depending on their aesthetic goals and preferred projection.
Are Round Implants Right for Me?
Ideal candidates for round implants may desire any of the following qualities:
- Fullness in the upper pole of the breasts
- High profile breasts
- A choice between silicone and saline implants
Anatomical, or teardrop-shaped, implants mimic the shape of natural breasts more accurately than round implants. Because these implants are tapered at the top and fuller at the bottom, they produce a smooth transition from the upper pole to the lower pole of the breasts.
Are Anatomical Implants Right for Me?
Ideal candidates for anatomical implants may desire any of the following qualities:
- Correction of mild breast tissue sagginess
- A more natural-looking breast enhancement, especially when existing breast tissue is thin
- More suited for smaller implant size
Breasts can appear differently depending on the projection you desire. During your consultation, Dr. Grazer will take exact measurements of the width of your breasts, the size of your torso, and the nipple-to-nipple distance to determine which implant profile will be the best for your body type.
- Low profile: less projection and wider breasts, or when a lift is required
- Moderate profile: proportionate, natural-appearing breasts
- High profile: rounder, pointier breasts, or narrower base width of the breasts