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What Type of Breast Implant Should I Choose for My Breast Augmentation?

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Posted December 30, 2022 in Breast Augmentation

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All you need to do is look at the stunning results women achieve with breast augmentation surgery and there’s no question as to why breast augmentation is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures

Woman choosing between two breast implant options

During breast augmentation, synthetic implants are placed into the breasts to create a larger, fuller, and more shapely appearance. While this surgical procedure is very straightforward, there are several choices that must be made beforehand.

The most important choice (and the most common question) is, “What implant should I choose?” 

Below, we will explore the different implant options to choose from so that you can better understand which may be right for you.

What Are My Breast Implant Options? 

Choosing the right implant goes beyond simply picking the type and size of the implant. There is also the shape and texture of the implant to consider. 

Implant Type

Breast implants can be filled with silicone gel or a saline (salt water) solution. 

It is important to note that each implant material has its benefits. Silicone implants are generally soft and feel like natural breast tissue. Additionally, silicone implants tend to look more natural than saline implants. 

However, saline implants are easier to adjust since they are filled after the silicone shells have been placed in the breast pocket. This also allows for a smaller incision compared to silicone implants.

Implant Shape 

Besides the implant type and size, you will need to choose which implant shape you want. Implants can either be round or anatomical (teardrop) in shape. 

Round implants are round (spherical) in shape and often have a smooth texture (although, it is possible for them to have a textured surface). 

Anatomically shaped implants, also known as gummy bear implants, have a thinner top and a wider base (like the shape of a teardrop). This shape mimics the slope of a natural breast, helping augmented breasts look more natural.

Anatomical implants most often (and should) have a rough, textured surface. 

Illustration showing the difference between round and teardrop breast implants.

Implant Texture 

Surface texture plays an important role, as this will determine whether or not the implant can rotate in the breast pocket. 

Your breast implants can either be textured or smooth. 

A smooth implant will be able to rotate freely; a textured implant will adhere to the breast tissue, keeping it in position. 

While it makes little difference whether a round implant rotates, since a round implant provides equal fullness to the upper and lower poles of the breast, rotation of a shaped implant must be avoided to maintain the natural slope of the breast. This is why shaped implants should always have a textured surface.

Which Implant Option Is Best for Me? 

The choice of implant for a breast augmentation is a personal decision, and no two women are the same. 

During your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Kronowitz will discuss your aesthetic desires and evaluate your breasts to help you choose the best implant for you. While Dr. Kronowitz often prefers textured, anatomical silicone implants due to their natural-looking and natural-feeling results, the choice of implant is ultimately yours and is dependent on the look and feel you desire.

Why Should I Choose Kronowitz Plastic Surgery for My Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Kronowitz is dedicated to his patients’ health and results. 

For over 25 years, Dr. Kronowitz has been successfully helping women achieve the aesthetic appearances they desire, and he is an expert when it comes to breast procedures, including augmentation and breast lift surgery (mastopexy)

When you choose to have your breast augmentation performed by Dr. Kronowitz, you can feel confident that you will achieve the look and feel you’ve always wanted. Not only will your breast augmentation help you achieve larger, fuller, and more shapely breasts, but you can feel comfortable and confident with the way you look. 

Don’t put off looking and feeling your best. Schedule your breast augmentation today!

Want to Learn More About Breast Augmentation in Houston?

If you are looking to have Houston breast augmentation and want to learn more about the various options of implants you have to choose from, please give us a call at 713-523-0300 or fill our online form to schedule a consultation

At Kronowitz Plastic Surgery, we’re looking forward to helping you look and feel the way you’ve always wanted!

Dr. Kronowitz also sees patients from Houston as well as the surrounding areas, including Cypress, The Woodlands, Conroe, Houston Heights, Kingwood, River Oaks, West University Place, Bellaire, Memorial, Katy, Spring, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Friendswood, Pearland, Clear Lake, Webster, Pasadena, Baytown, Galveston, League City, Pasadena, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas.

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