The breast augmentation is one of the most customizable procedures, allowing you to choose the size, shape, and material of your implants. With results that can last up to a decade or longer, you’ll want to make sure you choose the implants that you can be happy with for the long run. Here are some things you can do to make sure you’re choosing the best implants for your procedure:
Know your body
Your height, weight, shoulder width, and natural breast size all play a role in choosing the best implant size for you. The goal of any surgical procedure is natural-looking results and improved body balance. If you have a naturally small figure, you might only need a modest enhancement so that your breasts fit the rest of your body. On the other hand, those with a larger frame might require larger implants to achieve body balance. The elasticity of your breast skin will also play a role in the size you choose. Your surgeon will only recommend what your skin can handle. Going too big could overly stretch and damage the skin on your breasts.
Consider your goals and values
Your goals and values are important, especially when choosing the material of your implants. Your two main options when it comes to material are saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution that can be safely absorbed in the event of a rupture, but are less natural looking than silicone. Silicone implants are composed of silicone gel that give the breast a natural look and feel. However, with silicone, you will be required to have regular MRIs to check for signs of a rupture. Now, there’s a third option as well! The IDEAL implant combines the feel of silicone with the structure and safety of saline.
Dr. Hall will be there for you every step of the way to help you choose the best implant size and material that’s right for you. To schedule your consultation and start customizing your breast augmentation procedure, contact our office today.