The current trend in breast augmentation is for a more natural result. There are several new additions to the breast implant family that makes this much easier for your plastic surgeon to help you achieve this goal. The type of implant that you use for your augmentation has a large role in the final results of your breast augmentation.
One the use of silicone implants has made a dramatic change in terms of natural feel and shape. The silicone implants over saline implants are much softer and look more natural. With a silicone implant a patient would have to place a much bigger implant to have a very round “fake” appearance. This is because the saline implants are very firm and thus create a round unnatural shape. The silicone implants because of how soft they are tend to give subtle and natural appearance.
There is also a wide range of silicone implants in terms of various profiles (projection) of the implant. This selection of various profiles for your silicone breast implant give patients the ability to control the desired result from your breast augmentation. It also allows your surgeon to choose the implant that will best fit your body.
The other benefit of silicone implants over saline is the decrease appearance of rippling from your implants. Patients that are very thin are at risk for rippling, the use of silicone implants can help decrease this visible rippling as the new silicone implants have a cohesive gel that is much less likely to ripple.
Please discuss your breast augmentation surgery with your board certified plastic surgeon and let them help guide you during the process.