Breast Implants

Your Breast Implant Options Just Took a Turn for the Better

If you’re having trouble sifting through all of your breast implant options, you’re not alone. There’s a lot of information out there and it can seem overwhelming at first. But thanks to new SoftTouch implants by Naturelle®, your decision-making might have just gotten that much simpler.

New SoftTouch Breast Implants

By now, you may be familiar with the term “gummy bear implant,” used to describe a specific type of silicone-filled implant that uses a cohesive, form-stable gel. Naturelle‘s new SoftTouch breast implant is a type of gummy bear implant that is filled with medium-firmness cohesive silicone gel, offering women three tiers of firmness levels in this class of implant.

There are several advantages to choosing gummy bear implants for your breast augmentation. Most notably, this type of implant is designed to hold its shape over time, which can offer natural-looking long-term results.

Additionally, there is little to no risk of leakage in the event of a rupture with gummy bear implants, thanks to the special cohesive gel that’s thicker and more solid than traditional silicone implants. Gummy bear implants also typically don’t result in any rippling or folding that can sometimes show through the skin with saline implants, especially for women with smaller amounts of natural breast tissue.

Choosing between Saline and Silicone

The right breast implant choice won’t be the same for every woman, so it’s still important to run through your options with your cosmetic surgeon.

Gummy bear implants like the new SoftTouch implant can be excellent choices for many women, but that doesn’t mean there’s no place for traditional saline or silicone implants. One of the benefits of saline implants is that an MRI is not needed to detect a rupture, which is the case for both traditional silicone and gummy bear implants.

Silicone implants look, feel and move much more like natural breast tissue than saline implants, which is why they’ve become such popular choices. Of course, the right option for you will depend on your body shape and type and your goals for your final results.

Additional Breast Implant Options


Implant type won’t be the only option that you’ll need to consider when planning your breast enhancement. You should also talk to your cosmetic surgeon about the best implant placement, incision type and, of course, size to help you get the look you want.

There are two main placement locations for your implants, regardless of whether you choose to go with saline or silicone:

  • Submuscular implants are placed beneath both your breast tissue and your chest muscle
  • Subglandular implants are placed between your breast tissue your chest muscle

In terms of incision type, your cosmetic surgeon will likely recommend one of these options, depending on your unique needs and goals:

  • Periareolar, made in a half semi-circle along the bottom half of your areolas
  • Inframammary, made along the crease under your breasts
  • Transaxillary, made in your underarm area

Finally, when choosing the right size of implant, be prepared to discus your options in terms of cubic centimeters (cc’s) of volume rather than cup size. This is a much more accurate way to measure breast size and can help to ensure that you and your cosmetic surgeon are on the same page. Keep in mind that the goal of breast augmentation is to highlight your natural curves and balanced body proportions, so bigger is not always better when it comes to breast implants.

 

dr joseph castellano

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.

Request a consultation to meet with Dr. Castellano and learn more about all his practice has to offer.

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