When considering breast augmentation, it’s important to understand the different implant options available.
Breast implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so it’s important to choose the option that best fits your unique body type.
Not sure where to start? Dr. Jones is here to help!
Breast implant shapes and sizes
Dr. Jones wants all of his patients to understand that there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to breast implants.
In fact, there are numerous factors to consider before choosing implants, such as:
With the latest advancements in technology and manufacturing, a variety of shapes and sizes are available — each with its own set of advantages.
Breast implant shape
Breast implants come in two main shapes: round and teardrop (or anatomic).
Round implants provide a full, voluminous look. They are designed to give a more symmetrical appearance that is especially helpful for those with large breasts or drooping nipples.
On the other hand, teardrop-shaped implants are designed to look and feel more natural, while also providing a subtle lift.
Breast implant material
Generally, there are two types of materials used in breast implants: silicone gel and saline.
According to the FDA, both silicone and saline implants are safe when performed by a qualified surgeon.
Silicone gel implants are filled with a cohesive silicone material that holds its shape and provides a more natural look and feel. Saline implants, on the other hand, are filled with sterile salt water that provide a slightly firmer result than silicone.
It’s important to discuss with Dr. Jones to determine which material is best for you.
Textured vs. smooth
Breast implants can also be divided into two types of surface textures: textured and smooth.
Textured implants have a rougher surface that helps them stay in place and prevents them from shifting or rotating. Smooth implants, meanwhile, allow your breast tissue to move more naturally with your body.
The type of implant you choose will depend on various factors, such as your lifestyle and desired results.
Breast implant size
In addition to shape, the size of the implant can also affect the appearance. Implant sizes are measured in cubic centimeters (ccs) — the larger the ccs, the larger the implant will be.
Breast implant sizes range from 60cc to 800cc. It’s important to note that the size you choose may not be permanent, as many patients opt for a “touch-up” surgery down the road.
How big is too big?
Choosing the right implant size for you is important. Too small and you won’t get the desired look; too large and it may appear unnatural.
It’s important to note that both implant size and shape should be customized for each individual. Ultimately, there is no “right” size – it comes down to personal preference and body type.
Which size is best? It mostly depends on personal preference.
Dr. Jones will work with you to identify the size and shape of breast implant that is right for you.
Work with Dr. Jones to pick the perfect implants
Whether you desire a more natural look or prefer something bolder, Dr. Jones will work with you to choose an implant that fulfills your desires and suits your body type.
During your consultation, he will provide expert advice on how he envisions the results looking while ensuring that they remain within the parameters of what’s best for you and your health goals.
Whatever implant size and shape you eventually go with, you can rest assured that Dr. Jones will provide you with top-notch treatment supported by personalized care during the entire process.
Alternatives to breast implants
Two other popular breast procedures are the breast lift and the natural breast enhancement.
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that is designed to give your breasts a more youthful, perky appearance.
This surgery involves the removal of excess skin and repositioning of the remaining tissue, as well as reshaping the nipple and areola if needed.
Natural breast enhancement
Natural breast enhancement is an option if you want to achieve fuller and more symmetrical breasts without implants. This procedure relies on fat transfer, where fatty tissue is removed from another part of your body and injected into the breasts.
The results are natural-looking and long-lasting, with minimal downtime and a fast recovery period.
Ready to achieve your dream body?
If you’re considering a breast augmentation, Dr. Jones is your go-to surgeon in the Utah area. With years of experience, Dr. Jones offers comprehensive consultations to assess your needs and determine if this procedure is right for you.
You’ll get personalized advice on implant types, sizes, and techniques that best meet your aesthetic preferences and lifestyle choices.
Questions & answers
Still not sure which implants are right for you? Start here!
1. What are the different types of breast implants?
The two main types of breast implants are saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution, while silicone implants are filled with a thicker silicone gel.
2. What are the different sizes of breast implants?
Breast implant sizes range from 60cc to 800cc.
3. What are the different shapes of breast implants?
The two main shapes of breast implants are round and teardrop, also known as anatomical. Round implants provide more fullness, while teardrop implants offer a more natural-looking shape.
4. Are breast implants the same as breast augmentation?
No, breast implants are just one part of the breast augmentation process. The procedure also includes repositioning and reshaping the existing breast tissue, as well as the insertion of the implants.
What most people call “getting breast implants” is actually a breast augmentation.
Breast augmentation is the combination of all these factors to achieve the desired breast contour.
5. What are the risks of breast implants?
Breast implant risks include infection, capsular contracture, and changes in nipple sensation. It is important to always consult with your doctor about the risks involved with any procedure.
6. What are the alternatives to breast implants?
Alternatives to breast implants include a breast lift and natural breast enhancement. A breast lift removes excess skin and repositions the remaining tissue, while natural breast enhancement uses fat transfer to increase the size and shape of your breasts. Both provide natural-looking results without implants.
7. What are the differences between saline and silicone breast implants?
Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution, while silicone implants are filled with a thicker gel. Silicone implants feel more like natural breast tissue, but saline implants are slightly easier to insert due to their lower cost and smaller profile.
8. What is the difference between textured and smooth breast implants?
Textured implants have a surface that is rougher than smooth implants. This helps reduce the risk of capsular contracture, which occurs when the body forms a tight capsule around the implant.
Smooth implants have a slippery surface that allows the capsule to move more easily, potentially reducing discomfort and allowing for a more natural look and feel.
9. What is the difference between round and teardrop breast implants?
Round implants provide more fullness, while teardrop implants offer a more natural-looking shape. Teardrop implants can also help create a more feminine silhouette by lifting the breast tissue, while round implants provide a more balanced look.
10. How long do breast implants last?
The average lifespan of a breast implant is 10-15 years. However, implants may need to be replaced sooner depending on various factors such as lifestyle, activity level, and skin elasticity.
Proper aftercare and maintaining a healthy lifestyle help extend your results.
It is important to follow up with your doctor for regular check-ups to ensure that your implants are in good condition.