Breast augmentations come with a lot of choices. One of the most important decisions you can make is the type of implant you’d like to have. With the wide range of available options these days, the choice may be harder than it seems. Each has pro’s and con’s that will take careful consideration before your breast enhancement.
*Individual results may vary
Saline implants are filled to desired fullness at the time of your surgery with a sterile saltwater solution. The procedure involves a slightly smaller incision, and potentially more options for incision location, such as the armpit. To create a more natural result, Dr. Correa often places these implants below the breast muscle, or above the muscle if you prefer a more ‘augmented’ look.
Silicone implants are a popular choice among many women due to the natural look and feel. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to meet your aesthetic goals. Most women choose silicone due to their superior feel and naturalness.
‘Gummy Bear’ Implants
Gummy bear implants are what many people call ‘Form-stable’ implants. These implants have a thicker and stronger silicone gel so if there is a rupture it maintains a shape. Because of the thickness of the gel they tend to feel slightly firmer. A slightly larger incision is needed for placement and implants can be too firm for some.
Anatomic implants are also often called ‘Teardrop Implants’ as they attempt to mimic the appearance of a tear-drop shaped natural breast. Because of this, they are textured to prevent rotation or movement allowing them to retain the desired appearance long-term. All anatomic styles are textured and have a velcro-like surface that attaches to scar tissue over time. You’ll have a multitude of shapes and sizes to choose from if you decide on anatomic implants.
Round implants are the most commonly used implant for breast augmentation and have been around the longest. There are many advantages to using a round implant but they are not for everyone. Dr. Correa will discuss which implants you are a good candidate for in order to best achieve your goals.
What’s Right for You?
The best way to determine the correct implant for you is through an in-person consultation with a board-certified surgeon. Dr. Correa is a highly skilled, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who has helped countless women achieve their desired outcome with breast implants.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about Breast Augmentation? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Correa by filling out the form on this page or by calling Correa Plastic Surgery at (281) 918-8803. Proudly serving patients in The Woodlands & Houston, TX.