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What Breast Implants Should I Get?

Posted November 22, 2016 By: The Office of Birmingham Specialists

Breast Augmentation

If you are pursuing breast augmentation, you may be wondering, “What breast implants should I get?” As every woman has unique goals and needs, there is no perfect answer to this question that will work for every breast augmentation candidate. Nonetheless, the following guidelines can help you be prepared to choose the best implants for your breast augmentation.

Outlining Your Goals

Before and After Breast AugmentationThe first step in selecting breast implants is having a clear understanding of your goals. Do you want a natural breast appearance so that others will not be able to tell you’ve had surgery? Or are you seeking a bold and voluptuous appearance that will draw attention? Do you want to counteract the effects of aging and achieve a more youthful appearance? Do you want your breasts to appear rounder and fuller at the top? Do you need to correct breast asymmetry or poor breast shape? The answers to these questions will direct you in choosing between different types of breast implants.

Selecting Implants

  • Size: Women desiring a more natural appearance should typically choose implants that are only slightly or moderately larger than their natural breasts. Those who desire a more dramatic enhancement may consider going larger. However, all should consider whether they have sufficient natural breast tissue to hide the implants.

  • Shape: Women who need shape correction or who want a natural appearance may wish to consider anatomic implants, while women who desire more upper pole fullness and roundness should consider round implants. Round implants may also be better for women who are especially concerned about the risk of implant rotation.

  • Profile: Women who want greater forward projection may need higher profile breast implants. However, the shape of the chest is also an important factor. A wide chest wall with breasts that are naturally farther apart would likely have better aesthetic results with low profile implants. Conversely, a narrow chest wall with breasts that are situated close together would likely have better results with high profile implants.

  • Material: Silicone implants have a more natural look and feel than saline implants, and they are also less prone to rupture. However, saline implants are more affordable and are FDA approved for a wider selection of patients. Women should choose the material that best fits their needs.

Many other factors should also influence your decision of which breast implants to get, such as your financial needs, concerns about surgical complications, your desired surgical technique, and scarring. Above all, patients should keep an open mind and discuss their personal situation in detail with the doctor during their consultation. After evaluating your goals and your anatomy, your surgeon will recommend the implants that should produce the most desirable results for your breast augmentation.

During your personal consultation, your surgeon will provide you with more details about the types of implants available to you. Dr. Robert Oliver, Jr. and Dr. Jason M. Jack are both skilled breast augmentation surgeons and would be happy to answer all your questions and help you achieve the breasts you desire. To schedule your consultation, please call (205) 298-8660 or fill out our online contact form today.