Silicone breast augmentation is good for women who don’t have a lot of soft tissue coverage. In this surgery, implants are filled with silicone gel that resembles that of human fat. Women typically choose this treatment because they feel silicone breast implants look and feel like natural breasts.

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. It is inserted using smaller incisions, as the shell is empty before insertion. Once they are placed, they are then filled.

There are 2 basic shapes, namely round and tear drop (contoured) implants. Round implants are typically not as natural-looking as the alternative. They are usually placed under the muscle to give more fullness to the upper portion of the breast, while tear drop implants are contoured to provide better projection and a more natural look.

As every woman is sized differently, implant sizes also vary. This is why it is important for you to focus on the approximate size you want. For instance, if you are looking for a C cup, ask your doctor to help you find which breast size will provide you with this. Today, implants are available in sizes measured in cubic centimeters such as 250cc, 375cc, 450cc and so on.

After figuring out what size you want, the next step is to consider the profile. Profiles are available in either low, moderate and high. The decision depends on your doctor, as they will know which one is right for you. Lower profiles are used for women with a wider breast diameter, while higher profiles are suited for a woman who doesn’t want a larger breast size. Modern profile is standard.

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