”Should I get breast implants”? By now, this is a question already answered in your head. If you are still digging into the topic, your answer is probably, “Yes.” From confirming that you want breast implants to finding the perfect pair for you, without a doubt, it can be challenging. You don’t have to walk through this decision-making process on your own, as this piece aims to educate you on finding the perfect breast implants for you.
What is Breast Augmentation?
According to statistics, breast augmentation is one of the leading cosmetic procedures in the United States as of 2016. The surgical procedure aims at increasing the volume, shape, and size, or breast tissues often by inserting breast implants. You will have to choose from two options: Saline and silicone gel breast implants. These implants come in various shapes and sizes to suit patient needs and desires.
Unfortunately, it’s never a straightforward answer. With a vast myriad of questions such as, “Which is the best size of breast implants for you? Is bigger always better? What size yields to that perfect cleavage?” There’s a lot to consider before making the ultimate decision.
Know your Options
As highlighted above, generally, there are two types of breast implants; silicone gel and saline. Both implants have their own set of pros and cons. They are also readily available at most clinics. But what’s the difference?
- Saline breast implants- These implants are filled with sterile salt water. The FDA approves saline implants and passes them as safe for breast augmentation procedures. They provide a firm and uniform shape and feel that resembles that of real breast tissues. On the downside, saline implants are prone to rupture. However, with proper care and routine check-ups, they can serve you well for at least ten years.
- Silicone gel breast implants- Silicone options are filled with silicone gel that makes it feel more natural. The FDA recently approved them for use among women aged 22 and older. They are also less prone to leaks, which with routine check-ups, gives them a lifespan of about ten years. On the downside, silicone gel breast implants come prepackaged, forcing surgeons to make wider insertion incisions. You are likely to have larger scars with silicone gel implants.
Your cosmetic surgeon will take you through both options and advice best on the perfect choice for your taste and body.
Explore your Anatomy
Unknown to the average individual, not all implants’ sizes will augur well with your body size and shape. Your cosmetic surgeon will examine the size of your body, waist to hip ratio, the broadness of your chest, the distance between your two breasts, and base width of your breasts. Skin laxity may also play a role in determining the right size and type of breast implants for you. The current density of your breast tissues is also an important factor.
Note Down your Goals
While factoring in the science part of breast augmentation, your surgeon must consider your goals and desires. Explore different before and after pictures to determine what you want from the procedure. Open up to your cosmetic surgeon and let him or her know what you like in the breasts. Try and be as specific as you can get. These consultations and discussions will help your cosmetic surgeon get a clearer idea of what you want from the breast augmentation procedure. Remember, estimating your desired cup size as the ideal parameter in gauging your breast enhancement goals will be a bad idea. Bra cup sizes are inconsistent since bodies come in different shapes and sizes. Using cup size to describe your goals will probably not yield the right measures for this.
What shapes should you go for?
Normally, breast implants are available in shaped and round options. Round implants assume a circular and symmetric shape while shaped implants have a projection on the lower half with more volume assuming a teardrop shape. Your tastes and preferences will play a major role in choosing between these two options. An expert might help you choose one depending on the fullness of your current breast tissues and their current shape.
Smooth or textured? What to pick
Smooth shelled breast implants were the first generation of implants to be released into the market. They are less preferred for their susceptibility to hardening, often known as Capsular Contracture. Over the years, the textured shelled breast implants got into the market to compensate for the vulnerability shown by their smooth counterparts. The downside to textured implants is that they are prone to showing the wrinkling and rippling effects of the implant on the skin. While both smooth and textured breast implants are equally good options, your needs and preferences will determine the best pick.
Additional Tips for Choosing the Perfect Implants
- Contrary to common belief, larger implants don’t necessarily mean drastic changes in size. They also don’t automatically yield desirable results. Depending on your current breast size, body frame, and size of the chest, you might be surprised by how small breast implants could mean the difference for you.
- According to the experts, exaggerated large implants that are anything over 400cc are believed to carry a higher risk of displacement of the implants.
- Take your time and involve your cosmetic surgeon for the best results.
Contact Experts for the Ideal Implant Size
Finding the perfect pair of implants for your breast augmentation shouldn’t be hard. Precautions like following the above-discussed tips will increase your chances of positive results, but you will get a lot more when consulting with an expert plastic surgeon.
William A. Ross, M.D., of the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Naples, FL, specializes in body contouring surgeries such as breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and more. Dr. Ross is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was featured in Naples Illustrated magazine as one of the Top Doctors in 2019. Dr. Ross’s extensive photo gallery holds remarkable breast enhancement patient results.
Visit the following page for more information: https://www.aestheticsurgerycenter.com/surgical/breast-augmentation