Women who want to enhance their feminine curves and add volume to their breasts often get breast implants to boost their appearance. Breast augmentation remains among the most popular of all cosmetic surgeries in the country, in part because it offers a range of options for women who want to increase breast size. Because there are a variety of breast implant types, there are a few things you need to know so you can choose the implant that’s right for you.
Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants
Breast implants are available in either saline or silicone, and there are advantages to each breast implant type. Saline implants are uniformly round and are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. In the unlikely event of a rupture or leak, the problem is immediately evident and the saline is safely absorbed by the body.
Silicone implants are made of silicone, a thick, gel-like substance that mimics the look and feel of human tissue. Silicone implants are less prone to visible wrinkling or rippling and may be the preferred choice for women who want a more natural look.
Implant Profile TypeLow profile implants may be a good choice for women with a wide chest, while high profile implants may be fitting for petite women with a narrow chest. Moderate profile implants tend to be universally flattering.
An implant’s profile describes how far the implant projects away from the chest wall, and certain profile types can complement a woman’s unique anatomy.
Breast Implant Shape
When considering breast implants, you can choose between round and teardrop-shaped breast implants. Both saline and silicone implants are available in round styles, but only silicone implants are available in the teardrop shape. This shape has a gentle slope that’s designed to resemble the breast’s natural contours.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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