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 are shaped like a teardrop and are excellent at retaining their shape. Many patients find that these implants feel the most like natural breast tissue. While many patients are more than satisfied with their gummy bear implants, these implants–like all implants–have the potential to rotate out of place. Given the fact that they are not the same shape all around, any rotation would become noticeable.
Round implants can be made of saline or traditional silicone. These implants are the same shape all around, so any potential rotation would not be as 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.
Smooth vs. Textured
In addition to the material used in your implant, you will also need to choose whether your implant will be smooth or textured. With smooth implants, the implant itself is encased with a smooth outer shell. While this can help the implant look more natural, it may also be more likely to ripple or shift out of place. Textured implants, on the other hand, have a grainy outer shell that sticks to the body’s tissue. This helps the implant to stay in position but may feel firmer and make natural movement less accessible.
Which One Is Right for You?
Ultimately, all of the breast implants we offer at Buffalo Plastic Surgery are highly successful and safe for our patients, so the choice of material and texture is purely personal. 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. Each procedure is priced specifically for the patient and payment can also be discussed during your consultation.
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.