Choosing Breast Implants for Your Augmentation Surgery
Undergoing a breast augmentation surgery may often fulfill the aesthetic desires women have about the contours of their body. Breast implants may help women gain self esteem, particularly if they want to have more proportionate contours. Some of the most crucial factors to decide on when choosing breast implants would be the shape, size, texture, and type of implants.
It is important to have realistic expectations about the results you obtain from the surgery. Everyone is different and there is no one size fits all approach in plastic surgery. The results you see on one person may not be the results you see in yourself.
Most cosmetic surgeons will recommend breast implants that offer the most natural-looking results. It is important to schedule a consultation where you can talk to your surgeon about the options available to you. Keeping these factors in mind, here are some of the things to think about when choosing breast implants.
Choosing the Type of Implant
The most common types of breast implants are silicone and saline. Both implants have a silicone outer shell. The difference lies in the material that fills the implant. Silicone implants carry silicone gel while saline implants carry saline water. The saline implant is considered safer as there are few side effects should the outer shell rupture.
In many states in the USA, women between the ages 18 and 22 can use only the saline implant. Women older than 22 years of age may use any type of implant. While the saline implant is considered safer, modern technology has made the silicone implant safer than previous versions.
Silicone implants, due to more options in texture, may also offer more natural looking results, in terms of appearance and feel. They do, however, pose a greater risk of complications should the shells rupture.
Decide on Your Ideal Shape and Size
Your next major decisions revolve around the shape and size you desire. It is important to choose a size that will offer a more proportionate shape to the contours of the body. The shape is selected based on your aesthetic goals, your doctor’s assessments, and factors such as skin thickness, the amount of breast tissue, and overall body shape.
Your surgeon will assess your body as a whole to determine the best size for you. He may fit you with different sized cups to check which one fits best, and some surgeons may use 3D imaging technology to get a better idea of the possible outcomes.
While most women tend to go for round implants, a surgeon may recommend oval implants considering some factors. Round implants maintain their shape in any position, while oval implants may change shapes when the body is horizontal or upright.
Many women are particular about the feel of the implant. Some implants have smooth shells while others have textured shells. Smooth implants are recommended by most cosmetic surgeons, while textured implants may be preferred by some women.
Modern breast implants are highly durable and safe to use. Most modern implants are not prone to tearing and many of the women who undergo the treatment, experience long-term benefits. They provide long-lasting results that will improve the shape and size of the breasts.
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