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What Are the Different Kinds of Breast Implants?

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You are probably aware of two main breast implant types. However, do you know that they come in different textures, sizes, and shapes? If you’re considering having breast implants at Jeneby Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, then you have plenty of options — perhaps more than you may even realize. Call us today to learn more!

The variety you choose will decide the breast implant placement that our surgeon will use on you. Knowing these options before you have a breast augmentation allows you to make informed choices for yourself, achieve the aesthetic results you want and will make you feel confident about the procedure.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone implants are made of cohesive silicone gel. The best part about the cohesive gel is that it stays together in case it ruptures.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water contained within a silicone shell that gives the breasts a more natural feel.

Breast Implant Shape

When you visit our breast implant specialist, you are required to identify the size and shape of breasts that you desire. You should, however, know that everybody is different and your breasts will not necessarily look like the images of your choice.

Round Implant Shape

These are perfect if you want more fullness in the upper part of the breast and more cleavage. Round implants also remain in place even when they rotate since they maintain shape at any angle.

Teardrop Implant Shape

Teardrop implants usually slope down just like the shape of a natural breast. If you have a small frame and you still want to increase volume, or you wish to have a more natural look, then this is your best choice.

Breast Implant Sizes

The volume of the implant is usually directly proportional to its size. The volume is measured in cubic meters or ccs. Every 150 to 200 ccs of implant volume accounts for about one to 1.5 bra cup sizes. Although you may have the size of the breast implant you wish for, it is vital to consider our doctor’s recommendation, as well as several factors, such as your anatomy, career, and lifestyle.

Breast Implant Shells

Silicon and saline breast implants come in a thick silicone-based shell referred as a lumen or envelope. The shells are made of solid silicone elastomer that are highly permeable with multiple layers and are designed to be as long-lasting as possible. Breast implant shells surfaces are either textured or smooth.

Smooth Breast Implants

Smooth breast implants have thin shells, feel soft and can move freely within the pockets that hold them in the breasts.

Textured Breast Implants

Texture breast implants prevent movements in the breast pockets and were designed to lessen the risk of capsular contracture.

There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all with breast implants — your procedure will be tailored to your needs and desires. If you want to finally get that cleavage you’ve always dreamed of, discover how breast implants can work for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeneby at Jeneby Plastic Surgery, located in San Antonio, to discuss getting breast implants in San Antonio.

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