If you're thinking about getting breast augmentation surgery, you probably have a lot of questions about the procedure. You may wonder what type of implants are best and how you should choose the right size. Your cosmetic surgeon has experience and skill to guide you through selecting the right implants for the most natural look. You have a few choices when it comes to picking out the implants. Here are some of them.
Saline Or Silicone
You can get breast implants filled with saline or silicone. Both are approved by the FDA and considered safe for implanting in your body. Saline implants are silicone sacks filled with a sterile saltwater solution. These are the less expensive option and they could be the best choice if you worry about silicone implants. If a saline implant ruptures, it goes flat and the saline leaks into your body where it is absorbed and does no harm.
Silicone implants are popular choices because they have a more natural feel to them. One potential drawback is that when an implant ruptures, you can't always tell right away. This is especially true of thick silicone implants, which are referred to as gummy bear implants. Choosing between saline and silicone could be a matter of your budget, the shape you desire, your preference, and the feel of the implant.
Saline implants are usually round. Silicone implants can be round and tapered. The tapered implants can give your breasts a more natural appearance, and they will feel firmer too since tapered implants are made with the thick silicone. A potential problem with shaped implants is if they shift, they may create an unnatural profile. If a gummy bear implant shifts, you'll need to have a procedure to reposition it. However, they have a textured surface that reduces the risk of the implant shifting so the chance of it happening could be slim.
Round implants avoid that problem since they have a uniform appearance. If the implant shifts, it isn't noticeable. These are made with smooth surfaces so they can move more easily, and that gives them the ability to move more like natural breasts. Round implants tend to fill out the top portion of your breasts better. So if you want your breasts to look fuller and have deeper cleavage, then round implants could be best. Plus, they are less expensive. However, the natural shape of breasts is more like a teardrop. If you want larger breasts that are more natural looking, then the sloped gummy bear implants could be best since those fill out the bottom portion of your breasts more.
One of the biggest decisions you have to make is size of the implants. They range from small to large so you can find the perfect size for your body shape. If you're looking to increase your breast size, then your cosmetic surgeon can offer advice based on your skin type and body shape. He or she may also provide you with sample implants to place inside your bra that allow you to see how you would look with a variety of implant sizes.