You may know that there are many breast implant sizes, but did you also know that you have a choice of several varieties of breast implants in San Jose? Find out which type is right for you from the chart below.
Breast Implants Choices
- Silicone or Saline: Implants are filled with either silicone or saline. Both are approved by the FDA for safety, but each creates a different look and feel. Many women prefer silicone implants because they appear very natural and feel similar to breast tissue. Others choose saline implants because they can be filled after they are in position, thereby allowing for smaller incisions and more customized results. I always discuss the benefits and drawbacks of both types of implant during a one-on-one consultation with my patients.
- High, medium or low profile: Breast implant profile refers to the degree of projection. Higher profiles have a smaller base and stand out farther from the body, while medium and low profiles have wider bases and less projection. Choosing the right profile will depend on your body type and your current breast size as well as your aesthetic preferences.
- Round or teardrop: Breast implants can be either round or teardrop shaped. Most women prefer round implants because they provide more fullness in the upper breast and increase the look of cleavage. However, teardrop-shaped implants flatter the natural breast curve and create a very attractive breast slope.