Breast augmentation is one of the most popular and desired plastic surgery procedures available. Given its reliability and relative ease, it is no wonder why so many women choose to enhance their appearance with the help of breast implants. If you are considering a breast augmentation, then you should know that there are a variety of different implants available. Here is some information you may want to keep in mind:
Gummy Bear Implants
As the nickname implies, gummy bear implants are made of a highly cohesive silicone gel that feels much like a gummy bear. The implants can be shaped like a teardrop and are excellent at retaining their shape. Many patients find that these implants feel the most like natural breast tissue. You can check out in the office what the material inside the implant looks and feels like. The outside shell around the implant is strong to maintain shape, but it is also soft so that it still feels natural.
Saline vs. Silicone
Round implants can be filled with saline or traditional silicone. These implants are the same shape all around, so any potential rotation would not be noticeable. Many patients enjoy the flexibility of choosing between two different materials, and the fullness that these implants provide in the upper part of the breast. Silicone in the past was a debated material of concern, but now is widely proven and accepted to be safe with proper monitoring. Some say that the silicone implants feel much more natural than the saline. Depending on your current size and desired appearance, saline or silicone may be a good option for you.
Which One Is Right for You?
Ultimately, all of the breast implants we offer at Buffalo Plastic Surgery are tailored to each patient’s individual needs and desired appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Dawli will discuss which options might be most suited to your needs, as well as what to expect in terms of recovery.
At Buffalo Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer breast implants to the women of Western New York. So if you have questions and are ready to begin, do not hesitate to contact us.