How do I Choose the Right Breast Implant Size and Shape?

breast augmentation sizeOne of the primary benefits of having a large range of breast implant options is the ability to customize breast augmentation results to suit your unique needs and goals. However, you may also find the abundant selection overwhelming. At Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Samuel M. Sohn will work closely with you and discuss the differences between each type of breast implant. He can provide a reliable resource to help you become well informed and feel confident about your decision.

Chances are you’re already somewhat familiar with the differences between saline and silicone implants. The most essential distinction, of course, is the material within the implant shell. In addition to this basic contrast, there are a number of other characteristics that can help to determine whether one or the other option can offer the best results based on your needs.

Saline implants offer several benefits. They are typically less expensive than silicone implants. They usually can be inserted through a smaller incision, often resulting in a less noticeable scar. They can also be filled during surgery, which allows the surgeon to make adjustments as needed to provide the best possible outcome.

Silicone implants also come with a number of benefits. They are renowned for their more natural appearance and texture. They typically offer a lower risk of rippling. And they also come in anatomically-shaped models, such as the “gummy bear” style, which is characterized by its form-stable, cohesive gel makeup. The composition and shaping are designed to provide an outcome that both looks and feels as natural as possible.

Size is another concern and a very personal one. Our surgeon recommends stuffing your bra with rice or utilizing inserts to help you visualize your new breasts before committing to a size. Remember to try this trick with a variety of outfits to see how different clothes can accentuate or minimize breast size.

Generally, the best way to determine which breast implants will work best for you is to speak with a professional. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sohn or to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about breast augmentation.