Types of Breast Implants

Breast Implants

Breast implant cosmetic surgery is a highly customizable procedure with options for implant type, size, profile, and shape. Choosing an appropriate type of breast implant is a crucial decision to the success of the procedure. The decision will impact the final results of this plastic surgery procedure.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Baumholtz provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in Shavano Park, San Antonio, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Categories of Breast Implant

Breast implants are primarily classified into two main categories – saline and silicone gel implants. There is an outer shell made from robust silicone material in both the implant types. The material used in the inner core is different in both types of implants.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline implants have gained FDA approval for placement in women over the age of 18. Initially, these were the only implants with FDA approval making them very popular in the past. Saline implants contain sterile saline fluid in the inner core. They are designed to provide a patient with better tautness and shape to the breasts.

Saline implants have a major benefit that they can be surgically placed while deflated. The saline solution is filled as per desired need after placement. This means that the procedure can be completed using a smaller incision. Moreover, saline solution is natural which means there are no complications if the implant tears or ruptures following the procedure.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants were FDA approved after years of exhaustive evaluation. These are among the most sought-after breast implants now. Women enjoy a natural feel and touch with silicone implants. In addition, they also benefit from superior aesthetic appeal as a result of the soft-core gel. This implant can be placed in women above the age of 21.

The silicone gel core is similar to a breast’s natural tissue. This is why this implant has soaring success and popularity in breast enlargement plastic surgery.

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy bear implants are the latest to receive FDA approval. These form stable ultra-cohesive silicone gel implants contain viscous silicone gel core that enables them to retain form and stay in shape even when under pressure. The thick silicone gel prevents leakage in case of implant damage. This makes the implants cosmetically superior and safer.

Breast Implant Shape, Size and Profile

Silicone and saline implants are available in a wide array of sizes. You can choose from natural anatomical or round shapes.

Breast Implant Sizing

Breast implants are not measured by cup size, instead by volume. You can choose among implants ranging from 100 cubic centimeters to 800cc and more. Your particular lifestyle, breast tissue, and body type should be considered while choosing the right size.

Breast Implant Shapes

You can choose between teardrop shaped and round implants. Each implant can provide natural looking and beautiful results.

Breast Implant Profile

Breast profile will dictate the way the implant juts out from the chest. Your aesthetic preferences and chest measurements will be considered by the cosmetic surgeon for recommending the best option.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Baumholtz receives patients from Shavano Park, San Antonio, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.

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Dr. Baumholtz receives patients from San Antonio, Shavano Park, Texas and surrounding areas.