Choosing the Right Breast Implant

Women choose breast augmentation on Long Island to simultaneously enhance the shape and size of their breasts. Understanding the facts about implants can help women achieve the desired shape and size, as well as create a more relaxed surgical experience.

  • Silicone Implants are filled prior to surgery with a cohesive elastic gel. Many women say silicone implants feel much more like natural breast tissue, but they come with a higher price tag.
  • Saline Implants are filled prior to or during surgery with a sterile salt water solution. If a leak occurs, the implant will collapse and the body will naturally absorb the solution.

Once a woman determines what she would like the implant to be filled with, the next step is determining the right size to match her body type and cosmetic goals. Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc) and the general size of the implant will vary based on factors such as a person’s body type, desired results and initial breast size.

The three primary methods for inserting implants are through incisions in the bottom crease of the breast (inframammary), under the armpit (transaxillary), or through the areola (periareolar). Each incision method has benefits and drawbacks, and the implant type can affect your incision options. This decision and others regarding breast augmentation are best determined during a consultation with an experienced surgeon.

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