Picture Your Perfect Size & Shape
If you live in Orange County or the surrounding area and are considering breast augmentation, start by coming in for a free consultation with our experienced plastic surgeons.
Your goals for breast augmentation should be implants that are tailored precisely to match your body, and help you achieve your ideal look. At the Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute, we’ll help you realize those goals, connecting you with implants that not only increase the overall size of your breasts, but that give your body a new symmetry that can create a new sense of confidence in yourself. Our plastic surgeons are not only experienced and highly qualified, but they’re also known for the high value they place on connecting to patients, and understanding their goals and what’s important to them before entering into surgery.
Key Features to Consider:
When you sit down to outline your goals for breast implants, a good place to start is by considering the characteristics of the implants themselves. What’s going to best fit with your body and make the ideal solution for you? The key features can divided into four categories:
- Size (both cup size & overall bust)
- Shape (round implants, or teardrop?)
- Profile (how they look)
- Texture (how they feel)
All of the features above are determined at least in part by what the implants are made of, which, in the United States, comes down to one central question: Saline or silicone? Both types of implant are approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and deciding which type is right for you will go a long way to helping you determine the other implant features you desire. Let’s take a look at both types.
Saline or Silicone? Advantages of Each:
Saline Implants are approved by the FDA for women of age 18 or older. “Saline” refers to the sterile salt water that the implants are filled with. The outside shells are made from silicone rubber. What are the advantages of saline implants?
- Lower cost
- Smaller surgical incisions than are necessary with silicone
- No MRI is needed after surgery (as is the case with silicone)
With silicone implants, a silicone rubber shell is filled with cohesive gel. The FDA has approved this type of implant for women 22 years or older. What are the advantages of silicone gel implants?
- Lighter weight than saline
- Results that are less visible beneath the skin, and look natural
- Results that feel natural, too
Silicone implants are available in a range of not only sizes but shapes as well (including "teardrop" implants and "gummy" implants) whereas saline implants are generally restricted to the traditional “round” implant shape.
Are you Ready to Learn More?
If you’re ready to take the next toward breast augmentation in Orange County and the Los Angeles metro area, we encourage you to contact us to set up a private consultation with one of our surgeons. Alternatively, you can reach our office directly at (714) 456-3077. We look forward to hearing from you.