Now that you have decided to have breast augmentation, you get to choose the breast implants that will give you the desired look. Most women are familiar with the rounded silicone implants that were available when breast augmentation first grew in popularity, but today’s breast implants offer many more options.
The first choice you have is between silicone and saline implants. Both styles have shells that are made of silicone, so the difference is in the liquid inside the implant. Some considerations when choosing between silicone and saline implants are:
Silicone implants have a similar feel to natural breasts.
Although rare, both styles may leak, and silicone carries a greater risk because saline is absorbed easily by the body.
The FDA requires that women be at least 21 years old to have silicone implants.
Saline implants may require smaller incisions because the shells are filled once the implant is placed in the breast area.
Silicone breast implants are typically a better choice for women who are very petite, as well as those with small natural breasts.
If a saline implant leaks, it will collapse.
Silicone implants that leak may cause symptoms, such as discomfort and abnormalities in the shape of the breast.
Saline implants are ideal for women with asymmetrical breasts.
Breast implants are available in round and teardrop shapes. Round implants give consistent fullness around the perimeter of the breast, whereas teardrop implants have more volume towards the bottom of the implant. Teardrop implants are more anatomically proportionate to natural breast shape. Teardrop implants are more prone to rotating inside the tissue pocket compared to round implants. Additionally, teardrop implants are always textured, and round implants can be smooth or textured.
Some breast implants have a textured surface to help the implant stay in place. The design may make your breasts feel firmer and less natural than a smooth implant. Studies have shown that women who have textured implants are at reduced risk for capsular contracture that occurs when scar tissue develops around the implant. Textured implants are also less likely to ripple compared to smooth implants.
When you choose the size of your implants, you have two considerations. You can find a size that is in proportionate with your body style, or you can go a little larger. This is a matter of personal preference, but you should consider the effects of having larger breasts. First, you will be carrying more weight on your torso. Not only will you need larger bras, but the weight can strain your back, neck and shoulders. Second, some women consider their professional environment and lifestyle before choosing breast implants that will make them significantly larger.
Find Out What Breast Implants are Right for You. Contact Atlanta Aesthetics.
If you are considering breast augmentation and want to work with a plastic surgeon who will guide you along the choices of breast implants, contact Atlanta Aesthetics to schedule a consultation.
Do you find yourself wishing for larger or fuller breasts? Many women feel as though their figure would be more proportional and attractive if only their breasts were larger. Breast augmentation is a great option for women wishing to enhance the natural size and shape of their breasts. Many women choose to have breast augmentation surgery after childbirth and breastfeeding.
What’s my first step?
Before your breast augmentation procedure, schedule a consultation appointment for evaluation and to discuss different options. Depending on your body type, age, and desired appearance, your doctor will help you decide between saline implants and silicone implants. There is no “right choice,” and your breast augmentation solution will probably be different from someone else’s. During this appointment, your doctor will develop a personalized treatment plan fit for your body and discuss the details of the procedure with you.
Which implants are right for me?
Saline implants are silicone shells that are filled with sterile salt water. The shell is filled with saline after it is inserted in your body, so a smaller incision is made for saline implants. Saline implants are typically more firm than silicone implants, and some women say that their saline implants feel similar to water balloons. Saline implants are available to women ages 18 and over.Silicone implants are filled with a gel-like substance. Because the implants are filled before being inserted into the body, a larger incision is needed for silicone implants. The silicone gel flows within the shell, closely mimicking the look and feel of natural breasts. Silicone implants are softer than saline implants. Silicone implants are available to women ages 22 and over.Are you ready to restore your confidence? Contact Dr. Killingsworth at Atlanta Aesthetics, serving the Atlanta and Forsyth County areas. Dr. Killingsworth is a double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. Our mission is to provide you the best possible results from your medical procedure, and we treat every patient with honesty, respect, and outstanding care in a safe, comfortable setting.
Breast augmentation surgery is an exhilarating experience, as it provides you with new, voluptuous curves to admire and flaunt. It’s no surprise that it remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures at Atlanta Aesthetics year after year.
Is there a Perfect Age for Breast Surgery?
You may imagine that this procedure is meant for women in their prime, but in reality, you are never too old to have a breast augmentation. In fact, aging can cause changes in the shape and size of breasts, which means matured women will likely find themselves in need of some re-shaping and sizing at some point in their lives.
Schedule an Evaluation
No matter your age, if you’ve been considering how a breast augmentation could change your life, we recommend that you come in for a consultation. Speaking with our team of experts in a one-on-one confidential consultation will give you a better idea of the results that you could have, and how breast surgery can be tailored to your needs. During your consultation we will also discuss your physical and mental health, which is an important factor when considering if it is the right time for a woman to pursue breast augmentation. In order to give the best recommendations, our team will examine the size and shape of your breasts, and the quality of your skin. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for the procedure, our team will share with you more detail about the surgery, recovery, and costs of the procedure. For more information about breast augmentations, contact us at Atlanta Aesthetics to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve women in Atlanta, and throughout Forsythe County, GA.
There is nothing greater in this world than becoming a mother. The feeling of having created someone that is a literal piece of you is powerful. Unfortunately, with childbirth comes potentially unwanted changes to the body. A mommy makeover can help restore your mind and body back to their pre-baby days, giving you the confidence and beauty you once enjoyed. But are mommy makeovers just for mothers? It’s Just the Name… Being a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover gives you back the confidence you feel when your body is toned and shapely. Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani first determines if the timing of your surgery is right. They may recommend that you wait until after you have your last planned pregnancy or after your child is done breastfeeding. By recommending surgery at a later date, they extend the longevity of the results. A mommy makeover is for anyone who wants multiple surgeries to target multiple parts of the body. Usually, a mommy makeover consists of three procedures: breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. These three procedures target the breasts, tummy, and thigh areas which are the areas most effected by a pregnancy. After giving birth, you can be left with some unflattering features, such as retained fat deposits, loose and sagging skin and droopy breasts. It is inevitable that your body will change as your abdominal muscles are stretched during pregnancy and your breasts fluctuate while breastfeeding. But Is It Lasting? A mommy makeover provides the best long-term results for women who do not wish to have any more children. This procedure can also be for men who are looking for a change in their overall body size. This procedure tends to last a few decades if you stay healthy and eat right. This is not a magical procedure but if you do your part, the effects can last a lifetime. Contact Atlanta Aesthetics at 678-453-8055 to schedule your consultation or to learn more about the Mommy Makeover procedure.