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.
Learn about breast lift with implants surgery. Dr. Hayes explains how this procedure can restore fullness and shape to your breasts.
Dr. Austin Hayes is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with offices in Portland, Seattle, and Hood River.