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A woman’s body holds much mystery and many secrets. One of the most intriguing questions is: what makes a woman’s breasts so unique? Is it their size, shape, or firmness? Or is it something else entirely?
The answer may surprise you. It turns out that all of these factors are important, but there is one quality that stands out above the rest. This article will reveal some of the best advice on breast implants and which are the ideal ones to get for women who are thinking of getting one.
Breasts Sizing Guide
When it comes to breast implants, size does matter. But it’s not the only factor to consider. The type of implant you choose will also affect the final result.
There are two main types of breast implants: saline and silicone gel. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Silicone gel implants, on the other hand, are made of a silicone elastomer (rubber) shell filled with viscous silicone gel.
Both types of implants have their pros and cons. Saline implants are less expensive and have a lower risk of capsular contracture (hardening of the breast tissue around the implant). However, they can sometimes look and feel less natural than silicone gel implants. Silicone gel implants are more expensive.
Learn More About Breast Implants
Breast implants started becoming popular in the 1960s. Today, they’re one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the United States. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 300,000 breast augmentations were performed in 2016 alone.
Women choose to get breast implants for many different reasons. Some want to increase their breast size, while others want to restore lost fullness after pregnancy or weight loss. Others simply want to improve the symmetry of their breasts.
If you’re thinking about getting breast implants, it’s important to do your research and consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to guide you in your breast implant options.
What Size Do I Want?
While size is an important consideration, it’s not the only factor that you should take into account when choosing breast implants. The type of implant you choose will also affect the final result.
Sizes can come in many different shapes. For example, some women may want a rounder, fuller look while others may prefer a more natural shape.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Breast Augmentation
If you decide to get breast implants, there are a few things you should do to prepare. First, be sure to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing breast augmentations.
Next, you’ll need to decide which type of implant is right for you. Saline implants are less expensive and have a lower risk of capsular contracture, but they can sometimes look and feel less natural than silicone gel implants. Silicone gel implants are more expensive but may provide a more natural look and feel.
Once you’ve decided on an implant type, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks and complications associated with breast augmentation surgery. These include capsular contracture, infection, and implant rupture. Be sure to discuss these risks with your surgeon prior to surgery.
After your surgery, following your surgeon’s instructions for care and activity level is important. You should also expect to have some swelling and bruising in the days following your surgery.
The Breast Implant Procedure
A breast implant procedure can be overwhelming to hear from start to finish. But don’t worry, we’ve broken it down for you.
The first step is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Together, you’ll decide on the size, shape, and type of implant that’s right for you.
Next, your surgeon will make an incision in either the crease under your breast, around your areola, or in your armpit.
Once the incision is made, your surgeon will insert the implant into a pocket either above or below your chest muscle.
After the implant is in place, your surgeon will close the incisions with stitches, skin adhesive, or surgical tape.
You’ll likely experience some swelling and bruising in the days following your surgery. Be sure to follow your surgeon’s instructions for care and activity level during your recovery.
Textured or Smooth Implants
Since we already discussed the types of implants, saline and silicone, we need to touch on the different types of shells these implants can have. Implants can have either a smooth or textured shell.
Smooth implants are the most common type of implant used today. They’re made of silicone gel and have a smooth outer surface. These implants move with your muscles and are less likely to cause rippling.
Textured implants are less common than smooth implants. They’re made of either silicone gel or saline and have a rough outer surface. These implants are less likely to move with your muscles and are more likely to cause rippling.
Anatomical (Tear Drop) Shaped Implants
An anatomical shaped implant is also known as a tear drop implant. These implants are teardrop-shaped and are designed to mimic the look of a natural breast. They’re often used in women who have very little breast tissue.
Understanding Breast Implants
Understanding the full range of implant types can help make the right choice regarding breast implants.
Moreover, it is best to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to understand which type of implant is best for your individual body type and aesthetic goals.
We at Dallas Plastic Surgeon are here to answer any questions about breast implants. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.