Which Implants Are Right for You?
Posted May 28, 2018 in Breast Implants
Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery performed in the United States. Millions of women every year choose to enhance their figure by increasing their cup size and refining their breast shape. Deciding to surgically alter your breasts is a major decision, but even after you’ve decided that breast augmentation is right for you, there are still more decisions to be made. One of the most important is determining what type of implant you desire.
How to Choose Your Implants
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Thompson will meet with you for a consultation. Here, he will discuss your treatment goals and perform an examination. He uses the High Five® Measurement System to evaluate your breasts. This will help determine the best implant for your body and aesthetic goals by noting the width of your breasts, pinch thickness, the length between your nipple and the inframammary fold, and the stretch of your skin. Dr. Thompson also utilizes VECTRA® 3D imaging to capture the finest details of your upper body to ensure patient satisfaction. These high resolution 3D images give you a glimpse into the future to see what your body will look like before surgery is actually performed.
Saline implants are FDA approved for women 18 years and older. They are made of a flexible outer shell and filled with a saltwater solution. A benefit to saline implants is that they are filled after they are inserted into the breast. This allows for adjustments to be made, if necessary, during the procedure.
This type of implant is a structured implant that combines the peace of mind of saline with the look and feel of silicone. The IDEAL IMPLANT® contains shells that give the breasts a more natural look (similar to silicone implants) with a saltwater solution inside.
Silicone implants are FDA approved for women 22 years of age and older. Many women choose silicone due to their more natural-looking appearance. They are made of a silicone casing that is filled with a silicone gel. Implants must be inserted while filled.
Gummy bear implants are a type of silicone implant that is made to be more stable than traditional silicone implants. The gel inside a gummy bear implant holds its shape, even when the outer casing is removed. Like traditional silicone implants, they have a natural look and feel.
Each type of implant has its own benefits. The best implant for you will depend on a variety of factors, including your specific desires and the anatomy of your body.
To find out which implant type may be most appropriate for you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Thompson by calling our office today at 732-410-4789.