Breast augmentation isn’t just a one-size-fits-all type of procedure. Every woman’s body is different, and everyone has different ideas about how they’d like to look. You don’t have to know exactly what kind of implants you want before you start meeting with surgeons, but it’s a good idea to be familiar with the different shapes and materials on the market.

Implant Shapes and MaterialsDifferent types of breast implants. Long Island and NYC surgeons offer free consultations for breast implants and augmentation.

Round:

The more popular shape, round implants maximize lift and definition.

Anatomical/Teardrop:

These implants are a good choice for women who want a more natural, subtle breast enhancement. They mimic the shape of a real breast for the most natural look.

Materials:

Saline: Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. These have been used for many years, and have produced good, consistent outcomes. Some people think the look and feel is less natural than silicone breast implants, but they pose less risk in case of rupture.

Silicone:

While silicone gel is also a popular material for breast implants, the safety of this material has come under question from time to time, as the gel can cause more problems than saline should the implant rupture. These days, there’s not much to worry about, and the difference between saline and silicone is more based on personal preference.

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy bear implants are new–they were approved by the FDA in 2012, and are also made of silicone. The difference between silicone gel and gummy bear implants is that gummy bear implants have the consistency of gummy bear candy rather than a gel. Some people think they look and feel more natural, and have a lower risk of rupture, since they can’t physically leak.

Call Us For A Consultation

Remember to approach your consultations with an open mind–be ready to consider a variety of implant options. Our highly-qualified New York plastic and cosmetic surgeons are extremely knowledgeable, and the surgeon you choose will be invaluable in helping you make an informed decision about which implants are best for you.

If you’re looking for breast implants in NYC or Long Island, our surgeons are highly skilled and experienced, with many satisfied breast enhancement New York patients. Call to set up a free consultation today.

Sources:

http://www.justbreastimplants.com/breast_implants/

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/gummy-bear-breast-implants-future-breast-augmentation-surgery/story?id=16370362

http://www.yourplasticsurgeryguide.com/breast-implants/