Women considering breast augmentation have a number of options when it comes to choosing the size, shape, and type of breast implants that will help them achieve their goals. At Fremont Plastic Surgery, Dr. Eric Okamoto offers a comprehensive array of breast implants that you will be able to see and feel during your initial consultation. Our experienced plastic surgeon will talk with you about all of your options, and help you decide which type of implant can provide you with the best possible results.
Breast Implant Types
One of the most important decisions you’ll make while you are considering breast augmentation is the type of breast implant that will be best for your needs. The two major types of breast implants available are:
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are composed of silicone outer shells that are filled with sterile saline at the time of surgery. Because they are inserted in a deflated state and filled afterward, short scars on the breast skin are used. Saline implants have been effectively utilized for decades to augment breasts.
Silicone Breast Implants
Like saline implants, silicone implants also have silicone outer shells. The main difference is that silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel. Silicone gel implants often have a more natural feel when an augmented breast is palpated – this can be particularly advantageous for women with very little breast tissue.
Dr. Okamoto will explain the types of breast implants that may be best for your unique needs during your initial consultation, and he will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Breast Implant Sizes, Shapes, and Textures
Breast implants of all types typically come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures. There are those that are round or tear-drop shaped, as well smooth-walled and textured. When it comes to size, the potential for the best results are often based on your individual body type and the size that can achieve your goals with the most natural-looking results. Breast augmentation is as much about renewing the proportions of your breasts as it is about giving them a fuller appearance, and Dr. Okamoto will talk with you in detail about the size that is most appropriate for your needs.
Breast implants are also available in an array of profile ranges. These measure from low to moderate to high profile implants, and your decision in this area will be based on how much forward projection you would ultimately like to attain.
For more details on breast implant sizes, please visit our breast augmentation page.
Contact Dr. Eric Okamoto
If you would like more information on the many available types of breast implants, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eric Okamoto to talk more about breast augmentation procedures, please contact Fremont Plastic Surgery today.