Choices about breast implants

Size, shape, and texture

Choosing the right breast implants, is one of the most important decisions prior to having breast augmentation surgery. The implant is what will provide you with a new body contour and can give you a great boost in confidence by providing you with wonderful new look. There are many different types of implants, and the best way to determine what is best for you is to talk to an experienced surgeon, according to the doctors at The Plastic Surgery group in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is important to learn about the different implants that are available to you prior to your initial consultation.  The three attributes that you need to worry about our size, shape, and texture.  You may also need to think about saline or silicone implants.

In a separate article we have already dealt with how to choose the right size implants. The second issue to look at is the shape - anatomical or round. Both round and anatomical implant have their advantages. Anatomical implants were developed for women undergoing reconstruction surgery, however, some women prefer the shape of anatomical implants than round ones.

Anatomical implants are shaped like a teardrop, while round implants are shaped like sphere. Round implants allow the implant to rotate and move within the breast pocket after the surgery. Anatomical implants require a more precise pocket to be formed so that there is no rotation.  (Related: Best implant brand)

The texture of the implant can also be chosen. Textured implants were developed to decrease the chance of capsular contracture in patients. Unlike smooth implants, textured implants have an intentionally marred surface. This also causes the shell of the implant to be thicker than the shell of smooth implants. Textured implants are designed so that they do not move as much in the pocket. Smooth implants are designed so that they can move and rotate freely within the pocket and not cause any change in the shape or appearance of the breast itself.

Lastly, breast implants can be either silicone or saline filled. The difference between saline and silicone implants is the material used to fill them. Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saline water solution, while silicone implants are filled with a light silicone gel. It is expected that silicone implants will return to the United States soon.

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