The “411” on Breast Implants
It is common for women who are considering breast implants to have lots of questions about what type or size of implant is right for them. Below is some basic information that will prepare you should you be interested in this type of procedure.
Silicone Implants are available in 2 distinct shapes: teardrop and round. Teardrop shaped implants are thinner at the top and gently slope to a fuller projection point near the implant’s bottom, mimicking the silhouette of a natural breast. Round breast implants are circular and able to shift slightly once positioned without distorting the shape of the breast. Our experienced surgeons will consult with you on the different shape options and make a recommendation based on your body frame and desired results.
The profile of a breast implant refers to the level of forward projection from the chest wall in relation to the base width of the implant. In other words, the profile indicates the distance the implant will project from your body. A higher profile breast implant will create a more prominent silhouette than a lower profile breast implant.
Breast implant size is measured in cubic centimeters (often referred to as cc’s). The larger the implant, the higher the volume of cc’s will be. Breast implant sizes do not correspond to traditional bra cup sizes. Choosing the right size implant is generally the most important decision you will make when considering breast augmentation. During a consult, one of our surgeons will also evaluate your existing breast tissue to determine if you have enough tissue to accommodate the desired size of breast implant.
Breast implant shells have either a smooth or textured surface. Textured breast implants were designed to reduce the chance of capsular contracture and prevent shaped implants from shifting in position.
Now that you know more about the different features of breast implants, you will be able to knowledgeably discuss your options with one of our Board-Certified plastic surgeons. Call us today at (972) 543-2477 to schedule your complimentary consultation.