Deciding to get a breast augmentation is a big decision that you don't want to take lightly. To ensure that you get the right implant for your body, your lifestyle, and the outcome you want, there are a few considerations for you to make.
One of the biggest things that you will have to talk to your surgeon about is the size of implants you want to go with. While you may want to go really big or just a little big, there are some serious considerations to make regarding which size is best for you. Things to consider include:
Your lifestyle: If you live a really active lifestyle where you are constantly working out, you may not want to go too big because they can cause both chest and back pain.
Your body size: While a C-cup may look small on you, it may look really large on someone else. Make sure to keep your body size and type in mind when you are choosing the type of implant that's best for you.
Breast implants have come a long way in the past decade or so and there are now several options that are available for patients to choose from.
Saline: Saline is one of the oldest types of implants and is popular because they are made of saltwater which is considered to be a more "organic" solution. One downfall of saline breast implants is that they tend to be a little bit firmer in texture.
Silicone: Silicone is another really popular type of implant and was released on the market right before saline implants. Made of a thicker, silicone material, a lot of patients like this type of implant because it tends to feel a lot more natural than saline.
Gummy Bear Implants: Gummy bear implants are a newer type of silicone implant that has gained a lot of popularity for a variety of reasons including their unique shape. Rather than being round like saline and silicone implants, gummy bear implants are shaped more like a pear so that when they sit on your chest, they look a lot more like a natural breast.
Ideal Implant: The Ideal implant is a saline-filled implant that is made of several chambers or pockets of saline. Because of this unique design, it helps the implant to feel a lot more natural without having to use silicone at all.
When you are getting a breast augmentation, you want to ensure that you are as thorough as possible when it comes to making all of the decisions regarding which type and size of implant that you end up going with. If you want to learn a little bit more about breast augmentations, reach out to a surgeon near you.