How to Choose Breast Implants
The choice to get breast implants is a profoundly personal one. And with so many options to consider, choosing the breast implants that are right for you can be daunting. But with the help of Lansing, MI breast surgeon Dr. Huettner, countless women have obtained breast implants that perfectly meet their needs and desires.
In this article, renowned Lansing area breast surgeon Dr. Huettner discusses 5 of the most important factors every women needs to consider when selecting the breast implants that are right for her.
(1.) Breast Implant Type: saline vs silicone
During their consultation with Lansing, MI area breast surgeon Dr. Huettner, patients will be aided in choosing between saline and silicone breast implants. Breast implants of both types each have their own unique advantages, so the decision often comes down to factors such as the patient’s body type, lifestyle, and desired appearance.
Silicone breast implants, for example, are usually recommended to patients with a more slender frame, who don’t have a large amount of breast tissue of their own. Silicone breast implants are made from a highly cohesive material that not only maintains its shape longer, but also feels considerably more natural.
Saline breast implants, on the other hand, can generally be inserted through a much smaller surgical incision. Additionally, saline breast implants tend to be the less expensive option.
(2.) Breast Implant Size
It is a common misconception for patients to think of breast implants as being measured by “cup size.” In actuality, breast implants are measured using the much more precise system of cc’s -short for Cubic Centimeters – which refer to the volume of saline or silicone used in each implant.
We remind our Lansing, MI area patients to choose breast implants of a size that will not interfere with their ability to comfortably perform their usual activities. Breast implants that are too large for the patient’s body type can hinder their ability to engage in tasks like exercise or playing with their children, and even result in back pain.
By considering factors such as their frame and pre-op chest and breast measurements and existing chest tissue, Lansing MI breast specialist Dr. Huettner carefully helps his patients choose breast implants that are right for their body.
3.) Breast Implants Shape
Much like a natural breast, teardrop shaped breast implants are designed to appear fuller and feel somewhat firmer towards the bottom. Round breast implants, on the other hand, tend to create a fuller overall look, particularly in the upper chest.
While the fuller and more pronounced look of round breast implants are ideal for patients aiming for a “bustier” look, round breast implants typically also look less natural. Dr. Huettner can show you examples of both shapes, to help you chose the style that will help you achieve the look you desire.
(4.) Breast Implants Projection & Profile
We also help patients at our Lansing, MI practice carefully consider the projection and profile of their breast implants – not just the size.
“Profile” refers to how far out one’s breast implants extend from the chest. Depending on the patient’s chest width and overall frame, the ideal “profile” can be either low, moderate, or high.
Breast implants placed at a high profile, for example, create fullness in the upper chest. This results in a highly noticeable appearance. But for those who wish to look more natural, a high profile may appear less subtle than they would prefer.
In order to achieve more natural results, low profile breast implants tend to be the best choice. By creating fullness in the lower breast, low profile implants provide a more subtle, natural result. Low profile breast implants are also an excellent choice for women with a broader physique.
(5.) Breast Implants Texture
At Aurora Plastic Surgery in the Lansing, MI area we offer both smooth and textured breast implants, each of which comes with its own unique advantages. Textured breast implants, for example, provide excellent stability within the breast pocket. Textured breast implants also tend to result in less “rippling” or exterior scarring.
Nonetheless, while slightly more prone to wrinkling, smooth breast implants feature plenty of benefits of their own. Not only do smooth breast implants move more naturally than their textured counterpart, they also are significantly softer to the touch.
Top Lansing, MI Area Breast Implant Surgeon
At Aurora Plastic Surgery in Lansing, MI, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Huettner has helped thousands of individuals meet their cosmetic goals through breast implants.
By carefully considering your frame, lifestyle, body type, and your general desired outcome, Dr. Huettner is able to select and provide the breast implants that are ideal for you.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation, then come visit our Lansing area practice to be matched with the perfect breast implants for your body, your cosmetic goals, and your lifestyle.