If you have committed to breast augmentation surgery, choosing breast implants is one of the most important decisions you will have to make about the procedure. Take the time to research all the facts, so that you can make an informed decision about what breast implants are right for you.
What breast implants are right for me?
Multiple factors will determine the breast implants that are right for you, including the following:
- Implant type: Saline and silicone implants are the two major types of implants. Saline implants have sterile salt water and are filled at the time of surgery, whereas silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel.
- Implant shape: Shape is an important factor when considering breast augmentation, because round and shaped implants give the breasts a different look. Shaped implants are narrow at the top and fuller at the bottom, while round implants add fullness to the upper pole of the breast. The choice will depend on your personal preference.
- Implant size: Breast implants are available in a range of cup sizes, but it’s always best to choose the size that is appropriate for your body type. During your consultation the plastic surgeon will take measurements, and then recommend the size implants that will give you the proportionate improvement you desire.
When choosing breast implants, it is always helpful to review the before and after photos of patients with a similar body type. This will give you some idea of the results you can reasonably expect with implants of different shapes and sizes.
Would you like to learn more about breast implants?
If you are in the San Francisco and Walnut Creek, CA areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Andrew Barnett, MD for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Barnett at www.drbarnett.com, or by calling (415) 943-0749.