Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that can be undergone by women to make their breasts look bigger or fuller. This procedure involves the use of breast implants to increase breast volume.

Breast implants are silicone shells filled with silicone gel or saline water. Many women prefer the feel of silicone implants to saline implants and state that they tend to feel more real. However, saline implants are often preferred by a number of women as well.

In this article, we will look at the various options available for breast implants. Breast implants come in many shapes, sizes, and textures. The two basic shapes are round and contoured.

Round Implants

Round breast implants tend to be the choice for the majority of procedures. Round breast implants, when placed over the muscle, give a fuller shape to the top of the breasts with a more enhanced cleavage.

When they are placed under the muscle, round implants tend to produce a more natural look. Round implants are also chosen because the breast will not look abnormal even if the implant rotates in the breast pocket.

Round implants are available in a smooth or textured feel. Smooth implants cannot be felt through the skin, whereas textured implants may include a risk of rippling but greatly lower the risk of migration.

Contoured Implants

Also known as “teardrop” or “anatomical” implants, contoured breast implants are a good augmentation option for women with smaller breasts. This is because they increase the size of the breast while maintaining the natural slope of the breast.

Contoured breast implants provide more projection than round implants because of their resemblance to a natural breast. The size range of contoured implants is limited, and they tend to come only in a textured shell. There is also a risk of the breast looking distorted if the implant rotates.

Choosing the Right Shape for You

First and foremost, when picking the right implant shape for your breast augmentation, consider your body type. The ideal breast implants should feel right for your body. It should not be about what is popular. Consider the appearance of both shapes with Dr. Mandell-Brown, who will most likely do this with 3-D imagery or by using sizers.

Implant Size

The size of the breast implants should be decided based on the base width of the implant rather than the volume. Dr. Mandell-Brown will help the patient determine the ideal size for their desired look and cleavage. Consider the ideal look you would like to have in terms of the size of the breasts, clothes you would like to wear, proportion to your body, and degree of projection.

Your Consultation with Dr. Mandell-Brown

If you are interested in breast augmentation, you must meet with Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown, a skilled plastic surgeon, for an in-depth consultation. During this consultation, you will be able to discuss your aesthetic needs and goals, and you’ll be able to ask questions to learn more. Contact our office today to schedule your breast-augmentation consultation with Dr. Mandell-Brown.