If you’re considering getting breast implants in Tampa, you may wonder what your new breasts will look like. The answer depends on several factors. One of those factors is the type of implants you choose. There is no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to breast augmentation. Different options are available that suit different patients. Depending on your aesthetic goals, body shape, and medical history, you can select the best implants for you. Here, we look at some of the implant types you can pick from.
An elastic, soft, silicone gel fills this type of implant, and silicone implants come in several different shapes as well. A silicone gel implant comes pre-filled. It also often requires longer incisions when the surgeon places the implant.
Silicone implants come in a range of sizes, so you can pick the size that best fits your preferences. They also either have textured or smooth exteriors.
These implants are different from silicone ones as they have a sterile salt-water filling. You can choose them to come pre-filled at your preferred size. Alternatively, it’s possible to fill them during the surgery. This option allows the surgeon to make minor size modifications during your procedure to suit your preferences.
Some saline implants give breasts a uniform feel, firmness, and shape. Others have a structure inside to provide a more natural feel. Some have a smooth exterior, while other implants have texture. If saline implants leak after surgery, they simply collapse. The body absorbs the saline inside and expels it naturally. Therefore, they are a safer choice.
Round implants are most common. They make the breast appear spherical after surgery. There are four types of round implants. They range from high to low projection. This implant type makes the breast fuller at the top. It’s ideal for correcting sagging and creating a fuller appearance.
Teardrop implants create a more natural appearance for the breast as the top is less full than the bottom. If you want a very natural look after surgery, this type of implant is perfect for you. You won’t lose any fullness with this shape, but the fullness is in the lower area of your breast.
Is Fat Transfer An Option?
Autologous fat transfer is another option for women wishing to enhance their breasts. This procedure involves removing fat via liposuction and injecting the fat cells into the breasts. The surgeon often takes fat from the thighs, hips, or abdomen where there are many fat cells. The fat is then prepared and refined before the surgeon injects them into the breasts. At the moment, this method is less common than using breast implants.
Which Option Is Right For Me?
When you arrange your consultation, your surgeon can advise you about which breast augmentation option is best. They will look at your health profile and anatomy to make a decision. Of course, your preferences are also important. This information helps your surgeon decide the right kind of surgery and the best breast size for you. It also helps them to determine implant types and where to make the incisions.
If you’re seeking breast implants in Tampa, contact ArtLipo today and arrange your first consultation.
Dr. Thomas Su, is the owner and cosmetic surgeon of Artistic Lipo. He has led our full-time clinic specializing in awake-only liposuction since 2007. Dr. Su began his medical career in internal medicine, practicing that until 2005, when he began to provide a full spectrum of non-invasive cosmetic procedures.