It’s a big decision. You’ve thought about it for a long time. And now you’ve reached it: you’ve decided to have breast augmentation surgery. You’re going to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bruck to discuss the procedure, and you have lots of questions. He will have questions for you, too, such as:
- What are your reasons for having the procedure?
- What are your expectations for the results?
And he is also going to talk to you about the many implant shapes and styles available, and help you decide which one is best for you:
Filled with silicone gel, these implants are popular for their natural feel. Silicone implants don’t collapse, but if they leak, the gel may remain within its shell or it may escape into the breast implant pocket. So your surgeon will want to regularly assess your implants to make sure they are in good condition.
Filled with sterile salt water, saline implants can offer you a uniform shape, feel and firmness. You may decide to choose this style because if the implant shell leaks or collapses, the saline can be absorbed and expelled by your body.
Filled with a thicker silicone gel than traditional silicone implants, they are also firmer. Gummy bear implants are tapered at the top and have more projection at the bottom. They are considered less likely to break, but maintain their shape even if that should happen
Known for giving the breast a fuller appearance, they are the same shape all over. That means they are also less likely to rotate out of their proper position.
Designed to move within the implant pocket, these implants are known for providing a more natural look by moving more naturally. They are also considered to feel the softest of the implants.
These implants are less likely to move out of position as they ultimately stick to scar tissue that develops.