One of the primary decisions during breast augmentation is what type of implants to get. Over 95% of the patients in my private practice choose silicone implants. Silicone implants tend to feel and look more natural than saline. Also, silicone implants are less likely to show visible wrinkles or folds. Visible rippling can be an issue in thinner women who have less natural breast tissue.
Women who chose silicone implants now have the option of choosing "gummy bear" or traditional highly cohesive silicone gel implants. Most women in Portland tend to prefer the highly cohesive gel implants over gummy bear implants. The reason is because of the natural look and feel.
You've got a busy life, so if you're considering breast augmentation surgery, make sure that your recovery is as smooth as possible. Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed procedure for Dr. Austin Hayes and he specializes in 24-hour breast augmentation recovery.
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If you're having a breast augmentation, choosing the right implant can be confusing. We discussed how to choose the right size in a separate blog post, but how do you choose the right shape?
Read on to learn more about how Dr. Hayes helps each patient choose the perfect implant shape to meet their goals.
If you've decided to have a breast augmentation, choosing the right implant can be confusing. It can seem like the number of choices is overwhelming. Implants come in different shapes, sizes, and shell textures. They can be filled with silicone or saline. How do you choose the correct implant? What size should you choose? Read on to learn more about how Dr. Hayes helps each patient choose the perfect implant size. We'll cover choosing the right shape in a separate blog.
Here's a recent question from realself that touches on the important differences between saline and silicone implants and how to tell if there's an implant rupture. See my answer below:
It's a very good question and it is an important difference between saline and silicone. If a saline implant ruptures you know it after just a few days as the implant deflates. However there are downsides to saline implants. They tend to show more visible rippling and feel less natural and silicone. Silicone implants feel more natural, have less chance of rippling, and the latest generation cohesive gel implants do a good job of keeping fullness at the top of the breasts where most women want it. It's important to know that the latest generation of silicone implants are actually a silicone solid. They are not a silicone liquid, so when they rupture the inner silicone does not leak out into the body. This is an important safety feature. It is indeed more difficult to diagnose ruptures with silicone and it requires an MRI or high-resolution ultrasound. Taking all of these factors into account, most women are still choosing silicone implants.
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Many women who are considering breast augmentation surgery wonder if they also need a breast lift. They may have had several consults with reputable plastic surgeons who have given them differing recommendations. Many times these recommendations come with little explanation, leaving them more confused.
This post explains more about this sometimes confusing subject. Click "Read More" to check out our VIDEO and to learn more about the process of when to add a lift to an augmentation surgery.
What's the best implant for me? This is a common question that women have, and choosing the right implant depends on the look that you want to achieve, and your natural anatomy.
Portland plastic surgeon, Dr. Austin Hayes discusses breast augmentation surgery. Learn about choosing implants, the surgery, and the recovery.
Click "Read More" to check out our VIDEO on 24 hour breast augmentation recovery.
Breast Augmentation Q&A - Dr. Hayes answers 10 of the most popular realself breast augmentation questions.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Learn more about the surgery, recovery and results, by checking out Dr. Hayes' answers to common questions.
Dr. Austin Hayes is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with offices in Portland, Seattle, and Hood River.