in Houston, TX
What are the Different Types of Breast Implants I Can Choose From?
There are a number of options when it comes to choosing the best implant for each patient. We spend extra time during our consultations to determine each person’s goals and personalize their implant selection.
Silicone gel has been used in breast implants for over 50 years and is currently used in 4th and 5th generation implants as a cohesive and highly cohesive gel. Current generation implants also allow for customization of the cohesiveness of the gel, which can change the appearance and feel depending on the patient’s preference.
What are the Advantages of Silicone Implants?
Advantages to silicone implants are a more natural feel and less risk of rippling.
Saline (saltwater) is natural in that our bodies are mostly water. If there is a rupture the saline will get absorbed into the body without leaving any residue. Saline implants can also be inserted through a smaller incision than silicone implants.
What are the Disadvantages of Saline Implants?
The negatives to saline implants are that there is a higher risk of rippling of the implant that can be visible as well as a less natural feel to the implant.
What Our Patients Have to Say
“Dr. Banerji and the staff are absolutely amazing! Not only does Dr. Banerji do great work, but he also has an amazing bedside manner! He was candid when responding to my various questions about my procedure and provided me with all the knowledge I needed to make an informed decision! I felt very at ease with him and his staff! Special shout out to Ashley; girl you are such an asset to that office! She is so full of knowledge and will make you feel so comfortable every step of the way! If you are looking to get a cosmetic procedure done, look no further; this is the dream team!” -Lymari R.
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How Do I Choose a Breast Implant?
1) What is the material that fills the implants – silicone vs saline. Both have advantages and disadvantages particular to the material
2) Implant volume – The volume of filling material within the implant
3) Implant profile – The implant can be chosen in different “profiles” which can be wider and flatter or narrower and fuller.
Other options can include smooth vs textured and round vs anatomic. However, for safety and predictability, we only use smooth, round implants.
What Should I Expect at My Breast Augmentation Consultation?
We will spend considerable time during the consultation and preoperative visits to help choose the perfect size, shape, and filler material. We will help to determine the best implant based on each patient’s goals as well as measurements, pictures, and trying on sample implants in the office. Our staff is very experienced in providing advice and guiding each patient towards making the right choice.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about our Breast Implants options for Breast Augmentation or if you are interested in any of our other Breast procedures, please call us at (281) 971-9711 to schedule a consultation. Banerji Plastic Surgery serves Houston, TX, and surrounding areas.