There are so many different kinds and names of silicone breast implants out there. But when we zoom out, there’s really only 2 different types. Silicone breast implants have been through 5 generations of evolution to get us to the breast implants plastic surgeons use in their practice today.
Whether you’re just embarking on the beginning of a breast augmentation journey there’ll be a whole host of new things you’ll learn. Like…. there are MANY different implant choices! Focusing specifically on one type of salinebreast implant, let me introduce you to the Ideal Implant.
There’s no getting away from it… a breast augmentation is a BIG financial investment. So you should definitely be focused on spending your money to get a surgical outcome you’re happy with. This is where knowing your augmentation goals is super important!
Focusing on silicone, there are also two different versions of silicone breast implants: There are Silicone gels (usually just referred to as silicone implants), and highly-cohesive silicone gels (called Gummy Bear)! Here’s the difference between the two.
Fat Grafting is a relatively new option in cosmetic breast surgery. You’ll have likely heard about liposuction (removing excess fat from the body), but only recently have surgeons been then using a patient’s removed fat to enhance other areas of the body.
I get asked a LOT which breast implants feel most like breast tissue. Straight up, there is no exact answer to this question! The reason I can’t give you an exact answer is that it depends on a few things. Here are a few things you need to consider before selecting your breast implant!
It’s fair to say that most women don’t walk in to a plastic surgeon’s office and specifically asks for additional scars on their breasts! A lift may not even have crossed your mind but it could be a really useful surgical procedure to give you the look you’re wanting.
Our bodies go through some amazing changes and transformations for our little ones while pregnant. But once we’re done having kids, you may not be super pumped about how things have… changed. You may have heard the term “mommy makeover” but are wondering “what the heck IS a mommy makeover?!”
When you choose to consult with a Board Certified plastic surgeon about a breast augmentation you can expect them to run through2 key areas that will steer them (and you - in collaboration with your surgeon) to the right size breast implant for you.
You might have noticed that there's a bias towards breast implants placed under the muscle being the "better option". Don't get hung up on this! There is no superior breast implant placement. There's a place for both options, equally!