How to Choose the Right Breast Implant for Your Breast Augmentation? With so many options available, it can be challenging to know where to start. Let me help you choose the right breast implant for you. Here are the things you need to consider:
- Implant Type
- Implant Size
- Implant Shape
- Implant Texture
- Implant Profile
Let’s talk about these different types.
The two primary types of breast implants are saline and silicone. Both have unique advantages and disadvantages, and your choice will depend on your individual needs and preferences.
Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution and are typically less expensive than silicone implants. They are also lighter, making them a good option for women who are concerned about the weight of their breasts. However, saline implants can feel less natural than silicone and may ripple or wrinkle over time.
Silicone implants are filled with a soft, gel-like substance that is similar in consistency to natural breast tissue. They are more expensive than saline implants, but are often preferred by women because they feel more natural and are less likely to ripple or wrinkle. They are also available in a range of sizes, shapes, and textures, making it easier to find the perfect match for your needs.
When choosing a breast implant, it is crucial to select the right size. This will depend on a variety of factors, including your body size, your existing breast tissue, and your aesthetic goals. It is recommended that you consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can help you determine the ideal size for your needs.
During your consultation, you may be asked to try on different sized implants to get a sense of what they will look like on your body. You may also be able to use a simulator or computer imaging program to get an idea of what your results will look like.
Anatomic or Tear Dropped Shape Implants should, in theory, look a little more natural than round ones. However, since they require a textured shell, they have become a lot less popular recently.
Textured shell implants may or may not be related to a very rare type of lymphatic cancer, so I typically only use smooth shell implants. Round implants do not have the need to use a textured shell, which is why they are more widely used.
The profile of a breast implant refers to how far it projects from the chest wall. The options include low, moderate, high, and ultra-high profile. The profile you choose will depend on your body type and your aesthetic goals. Women with smaller frames typically opt for low or moderate profile implants, while women with larger frames may prefer high or ultra-high profile implants.
The profile of a breast implant refers to how far it projects from the chest wall. The options include low, moderate, high, and ultra -high profile. The profile you choose will depend on your body type and your aesthetic goals. Women with smaller frames typically opt for low or moderate profile implants, while women with larger frames may prefer high or ultra high profile implants.
The Most Common Breast Implant Choices for Dr. Roy Kim’s Patients
Dr. Roy Kim usually recommends round breast implants, since they have a smooth shell. Teardrop or Anatomic breast implants may rotate in the breast implant pocket after surgery, so their surface is textured, with a very subtle pebbly surface. This allows your body’s tissue to “latch on” or “grab” the outer shell and prevent rotation of teardrop implants.
However, since textured implants may be related to a rare type of lymphatic cancer – ALCL – Dr. Roy Kim does not recommend using textured implants at all, so he usually does not recommend using teardrop shape or anatomic implants.
Implant profile is one of the key and overlooked parts of the entire breast augmentation process. Breast implants come in different widths and thicknesses, so that you have more choices with your final result. Dr. Roy Kim will assess you to figure out the best profile that fits your torso measurements, and also the volume and overall look that you want at the end of your breast journey!
In conclusion, choosing the right breast implant for your breast augmentation can be a daunting task, but with the help of a qualified plastic surgeon, you can make an informed decision. Dr. Roy Kim is a highly experienced plastic surgeon who takes a meticulous approach to each consultation.
He believes that the anatomy may be the same, but each patient is unique and deserves an individualized approach. During the consultation process, Dr. Kim conducts a careful assessment of each patient to ensure the most aesthetic results possible. With his expertise and personalized approach, you can feel confident that you will achieve the desired outcome and love your look!