There are many options available. Which one is best for you?
When it comes to enhancing your breasts, your choice of implants is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. They’ll have a dramatic impact on the appearance of your new breasts, so you’ll want to make sure you thoroughly evaluate the various shapes, sizes and types that are available, before making your final selection.
Helping you choose your breast implants
As one of the top providers of breast augmentations and breast implants Houston has to offer, Dr. Sam Sukkar possesses unrivaled breast augmentation expertise and knowledge. As such, he’ll work closely with you throughout the planning stages of your surgery. He’ll carefully evaluate your stature, overall look, cosmetic desires and current chest size and shape as a whole, to help you determine exactly which implants will deliver the full and natural-looking breasts you’ve always wanted.
At The Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, Dr. Sukkar offers two distinct types of breast implants: silicone and saline. Each option comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and he will thoroughly review them with you to determine which selection is in your best interest.
Saline breast implants
A very popular choice, saline breast implants are FDA-approved for women who are at least 18 years of age. Filled with sterile salt water, they are an extremely safe option. If the implant happens to leak in the future, your body can easily absorb the salt water without any adverse effects. Additionally, saline breast implants are able to produce a very natural look and feel.
With that said, saline breast implants do come with some drawbacks. For example, they may reveal ripples more easily than silicone implants, so they aren’t ideal if you don’t possess much breast tissue to hide the implants. This is often the case with thin women, or women who are undergoing a reconstructive procedure.
Silicone breast implants
Another extremely popular selection among our Houston patients, silicone breast implants are FDA-approved for women who are 22 years of age or older. They are filled with silicone gel, and they look and feel very much like natural breast tissue. They’re also less likely to ripple when compared to their saline counterpart, ensuring a completely discreet look.
One drawback of silicone implants is that their ruptures often go undetected because the silicone gel can escape while the implant maintains its shape. In addition, silicone implants have a heightened risk of capsular contracture, which is a serious breast augmentation complication that requires a corrective surgery.
Breast implant shapes
The shape of your breast implants is just as important as the type of implant you select, as it will determine how full and natural your chest appears after surgery. For example, teardrop breast implants look most like natural breasts, because they feature a gentle sloping contour. In this way, they produce an extremely discreet final result that never looks artificial.
There are also round implants, which offer the most projection, cleavage and fullness – making them ideal for women who want a prominent new chest. Not only can they create soft, round and beautifully proportioned breasts, but they also come in a wide range of sizes and projection options – offering an ideal implant for every woman.
To learn more about breast augmentation options, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our Houston TX office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.