All breast implants available in the United States have a silicone shell. This shell will either be filled saline or silicone.
At Cambiero Plastic Surgery, ABPS-Board Certified Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Arthur Cambeiro takes time to discuss breast augmentation surgery goals and results with each patient, and that includes helping you choose the right implants for you.
You can reach Cambeiro Plastic Surgery online or call our Henderson, Nevada practice directly to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cambeiro: 702-566-8300.
Here are some of the things to consider when choosing the right breast implant for your breast augmentation surgery.
The Benefits of Silicone Implants
Silicone implants offer a very natural look and feel. While they may be the pricier choice when it comes to breast implants, silicone also boasts a very lower rate of surgical complications.
Rupture is unlikely with a silicone breast implant. (On the rare occasion than an implant does rupture, it can be difficult to detect.)
For women who choose silicone breast implants, Dr. Cambeiro offers the complete line of options from Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra. Choices include:
- Highly cohesive silicone gel implants. Often called “gummy bear implants,” your choices include the Sientra® Silimed-brand, Mentor MemoryShape®, and Allergan Natrelle® 410 shaped implants. These breast implants are known for being soft and doughy, and for retaining their shape even in the event of damage.
- Cohesive silicone gel implants. These options, such as Allergan Natrelle® and Mentor MemoryGel®, have stronger shells and thicker filling than past silicone implants. The result is a soft but pliable feel, and an organic look.
The Benefits of Saline Implants
Saline implants tend to be less expensive than silicone-filled breast implants.
Some patients make this choice because they're also considered the safest option in breast implants. If a rupture occurs, the saline filling is harmless and simply gets absorbed by the body. And since a saline implant rupture will be immediately noticeable, these do not require the same level of medical monitoring as silicone breast implants.
Saline-filled implants can be placed with very small incisions, and at any incision location, as they are filled after placement.
Choosing Your Breast Implant Shape and Profile
Both saline and silicone implants are available in either round or teardrop shapes. Round implants tend to be popular with women who want to enhance the fullness of the upper breast and cleavage.
Other women prefer teardrop implants, which mimic the shape of natural breasts. Teardrop implants are also called “shaped” or “anatomical” implants.
In addition to shape, implants vary in profile. This allows for even greater personalization to achieve the best look for any body type and size. The profile of the implant will determine how much the breasts will project from the chest, and how wide or narrow they will appear.
There's a great deal to consider when choosing your breast implants. For the peace of mind that you're getting the best possible direction and education about your procedure, opt for a skilled, experienced Las Vegas breast augmentation surgeon like Dr. Cambeiro.
When you're ready to explore which breast implant may be the best choice for your breast augmentation surgery or body contouring strategy, please contact Cambeiro Plastic Surgery online or call our Henderson, Nevada cosmetic surgery practice directly to schedule your consultation with our Board-Certified Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon: 702-566-8300.