Did you know that about 400,000 women undergo a breast augmentation procedure each year?
If you’re considering getting breast implants, you must consider all of the factors before undergoing the procedure. Lucky for you, we’re here to help make the decision easier.
Read on to learn more about all the breast augmentation options.
The Size of the Implant
The first thing to consider before getting breast implants is the size. In medical terms, breast implants come in sizes ranging from 200cc to 600cc.
While some women have a general idea of how big or small they want their implant to be, the surgeon will guide them to choose the implant size that best fits their body and desired result.
The size depends on the look they want to achieve. Some women only want to enhance their current size, while others want to go up several sizes.
Do You Want Silicone Vs. Saline?
Once you get a better idea of the implant’s size, the next thing you need to consider is silicone vs. saline.
Choosing between these two materials is one of the most important decisions you will make.
As the name suggests, saline implants have a sterile saline filling. Once the surgeon has put the implant in place, they will fill it with saline.
One of the perks of this procedure is that the surgeon can adjust the implant size to achieve the desired look.
On the other hand, Silicone is made of silicone gel, which has a similar feel to human fat. Some women prefer silicone because it has a more natural appearance.
Also, silicone implants are pre-filled, unlike saline, and silicone can set patients back $1,000 more.
A more recent type of implant is the gummy bear, which has a thicker silicone filling. Thie gummy bear implant mimic’s the breast natural slope and shape of the breast.
No matter what type of material you choose, a breast augmentation by Dr. Engineer will always look natural.
Type of Surgical Incision, Surface, and Shape of the Implant
Before the breast augmentation procedure, the surgeon will discuss the four common types of incisions areolar, inframammary, transaxillary, and trans-umbilical breast augmentation.
Aside from the type of incision, surgeons will also discuss with you the surface of the implant. Some women prefer a smooth surface, while others choose a textured surface.
Smooth implants last longer, are least likely to rupture, but they have a higher chance of moving. Textured implants have a firmer feel because they have a thicker shell and prevent capsular contracture.
The shape of the implant is another factor before choosing breast implants. Some women want a round shape, while others prefer a contoured or anatomical breast implant.
Consider All of Your Breast Augmentation Options
Now that you know about all these breast augmentation options, you can decide if this procedure is right for you.
Before you commit to a breast augmentation procedure, you need to consider the size, material, incision, surface, and shape.
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