A guide to breast implants – size, shape and filling

A guide to breast implants

If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery then one of the biggest decisions you have to make is the type of implants you’re going to get. You might already be aware of saline and silicone implants and the differences between the two but that’s not the only consideration. You also have to think about size and shape.

To help you make a decision, below is a guide to the different options available for breast implants.

Filling

The two types of filling for breast implants are saline and silicone. Which is best for you will really depend on what your priorities are since each has its own advantages and disadvantages. For example saline implants can be used in women 18 years old and over and they can be filled after insertion, making them perfect for no scar breast augmentation. Silicone on the other hand, has a more natural feel and is less prone to rippling.

Size

The size of the implants you want is something you’ve likely given some thought to already. Some women prefer a very subtle increase in size while others go for a more drastic change. It is worth pointing out that there is a limit to how large you can go in one surgery since your skin only has so much elasticity.

Shape

When it comes to the shape of implants, you can choose from round or teardrop. Round implants provide a more youthful and perky look whereas teardrop implants tend to look and feel more like natural breasts. Which you choose will depend on the look you desire. Your surgeon should be able to show you before and after pictures of both types so you can make a decision more easily.

Still undecided?

If you’re still undecided about which implants are right for you then that’s perfectly normal. In order to make a decision you’ll want to see and feel the different types of implants in person. This is what a consultation is for amongst other things.

If you’d like to book a consultation for breast augmentation surgery then get in touch now and we can schedule one for you.

 

Dr. Fadi Constantine
Published by Dr. Fadi Constantine on December 22, 2016

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