How to Choose the Right Size and Shape Breast Implants

breast_implantsOften one of the most exciting—and most difficult—aspects of the breast augmentation process is selecting the size and shape breast implants that you’ll use. With the latest advances in materials, there are a multitude of options that can help to create the most flattering, natural-looking results possible while providing enhanced volume and form. Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. James Matas, offers numerous implant styles, and he will make a recommendation based on your anatomic needs and aesthetic goals. Ultimately, however, the decision is yours. The following are some of the available kinds of implants for you to consider.

Size
While there is no direct conversion between cup size and cubic centimeters (ccs), you can usually assume that each additional 150 to 200 ccs is an increase of one-cup size, though this will vary greatly depending on the individual. Dr. Matas can help you explore what size implants will offer the volume and fullness you desire.

Implant Type
Breast implants come in two materials: saline and silicone. Both styles may be available in a wide range of round and shaped models (such as teardrop), as well as smooth and textured kinds. Each implant has benefits and drawbacks, and what works for your body type and lifestyle may not suit someone else, and vice versa. Silicone typically offers a more natural look and feel; however, saline is a substance naturally produced by the body, which some patients particularly desire. Dr. Matas will discuss all the options, including the advantages, risks, and considerations involved in each type, to help you form an educated opinion before you make a decision.

If you have additional questions about which breast implant type may best suit your cosmetic goals, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matas, please contact us today.

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