Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries worldwide. Despite this growing popularity, there are several misconceptions about breast implants that may prevent interested candidates from understanding exactly what breast implants can do for them. Here are four things you probably didn’t know about breast implants that might give you a whole new perspective.
1. Implants Are Measured in Volume, Not Cup Size
Most women who think about the perfect implant size for them think in terms of cup size. However, plastic surgeons actually think about implants in terms of cubic centimeters (ccs) of volume. The next time you consider your ideal breast size, think about how many ccs of volume it might take to give you that extra boost!
2. Implants Come in Different Profiles
Beyond size, breast implants also come in different profiles. Implant profile refers to the amount of projection from the chest wall as compared to the base width of the implant. A high profile implant has the greatest degree of projection with the smallest base, while low profile implants are just the opposite.
3. More than Saline and Silicone
Saline and silicone are the two most well-known implant types, but implant options don’t end there. Gummy bear implants, also known as form stable implants, are one example of a new generation of implants that are made with a highly cohesive silicone gel and shaped to mimic the natural curve of the breast.
4. Results Can Look and Feel Very Natural
The days of obviously artificial breast implants are long gone—unless, of course, that’s the dramatic look you’re after. With modern development in implant technology and technique, breast implants can look and feel completely natural, especially when you take the time to find a skilled breast augmentation surgeon.
Dr. Jeremy Pyle is proud to provide high-quality cosmetic surgery results and a personal approach to patient care. From the first consultation through the final results, Dr. Pyle approaches each step in the surgical process with a wealth of experience and close attention to his patients’ needs. Time and communication are key to understanding your goals, and Dr. Pyle makes sure his patients enjoy the benefits of caring and personal discussion along with state-of-the-art techniques and satisfying outcomes.
Dr. Pyle focuses on breast enhancement and body contouring procedures, including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reconstruction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and liposuction. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
A native of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Pyle graduated from medical school at the University of Illinois before moving to North Carolina to spend six years in Plastic & Reconstructive surgery training at Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine. While performing as Chief Resident he served as Chairman of the Resident Quality Improvement Council and was awarded House Officer of the Year Honors. Dr. Pyle then moved to Raleigh to begin his career as a Plastic Surgeon.
Dr. Pyle serves as a committee member for the North Carolina Medical Society and on the Rex Hospital Institutional Review Board. He is working with the North Carolina Medical Society on an educational video program for young physicians called “The Pyle Files.” He was awarded the 2010 Georgiade Award for Research in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons.