Considering breast implants? Now, more than ever, breast augmentation is offering patients more choices. With advancements in surgical techniques and more options, breast implants look more natural, the procedure is less invasive, and patients have quicker recoveries. With all this forward thinking progress, it is no wonder that breast augmentation is still the most popular cosmetic procedure done today. The board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ provide their patients with the latest innovations in breast implants. It is one of the many reasons why patients in New Jersey are turning to The Peer Group for their breast augmentation procedure. Here is some helpful information on the latest in breast implants so that you and your surgeon can make the right choice!
Enhancing your look
Breast augmentation can be life-changing for New Jersey patients. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that utilizes breast implants to enhance the size and shape of a patient’s natural breast. It not only can boost self-esteem but improve how a patient feels about their body. With medical advances, breast implants are not only safer but now come in various shapes, sizes and textures. There are even implants that have a wide contour at the bottom or tear-shape in order to mimic a woman’s natural breast. So with all these implants choices, which one is right for you? A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like the ones at The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ, will help determine this but let’s take a look at the different options with today’s implants.
The implant options
In the past, breast augmentation was done to get big, dramatic results. Today’s patients are interested in a more natural looking enhancement in order to subtly change their profile. The two main front runners for breast augmentation surgery concerning breast implants are still silicone and saline but there are new options that have taken on a new role for patients to consider when deciding to have breast implants.
Silicone implants are still the most popular choice. A silicone shell filled with a cohesive gel that helps give the breast a more natural appearance and fuller shape. Today’s silicone implants come in various shapes, textures and types. Highly cohesive gel implants are the latest development in silicone. A stronger gel which allows these implants to keep their shape longer and also reduce the risk of leakage or rupture. Gummy bear silicone implants are also filled with highly cohesive silicone gel that resembles the texture of a gummy bear and are tear-shaped to mimic a woman’s natural breast.
Saline implants are a silicone shell filled with sterile saltwater once inserted and considered the most affordable option for breast augmentation. A water-based implant that is less cohesive but one of the main reasons patients choose saline over silicone is due to the no risk factor should the implant rupture or leak. Even though rare, if a saline implant does rupture or have a leak it is visible to the patient as the implant will “deflate”.
A new innovative option in the aesthetic space, IDEAL implants offer the best of both worlds when it comes to saline and silicone. IDEAL implants are a silicone shell with multiple layers inside filled with saline. These layers are filled with saline and have spaces in between each that allow the saline to move throughout the inside structure. This gives the IDEAL implant a more natural feel but keeps it compartmentalized so it still has structure. The saline compartments are filled once the implants are inserted much like with traditional saline implants. These new implants are “ideal” giving patients the no risk factor of saline with the shape and contour of silicone that patients always want.
Know your options that best fit you
Aside from finding a reputable, experienced plastic surgeon, there are other factors that New Jersey patients need to consider prior to their consultation and discussing implant options. Here are some aspects patients should think about prior to their consultation and before deciding what implant type is right for them.
Skin laxity: Are your breasts still healthy or do they sag? Consult with your plastic surgeon on age, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and weight loss and if any of these life events have changed your skin elasticity or skin tone. In addition to choosing the right implant, it is also important to discuss the right surgery. Some women may benefit from having a breast lift in addition to receiving implants.
Your daily routine: Know your lifestyle and how active you are with exercising or daily activities. This helps determine sizing and other factors that may be impacted by breast implants.
Body type: If a patient is thinner or very lean, then typically, saline implants are not always the best recommendation due to the possibility of rippling under the skin. Silicone implants or IDEAL implants are considered universal for pretty much any body type.
More and more women today are choosing breast augmentation to have perkier, fuller breasts. There are a variety of choices now more than ever when it comes to breast implants and deciding which one will give patients the best end result. Every woman has a different body type and has different end goals for their breast augmentation. The plastic surgeons at The Peer Group are experienced and well known in the New Jersey area. Their practice is up-to-date on the latest technologies and breast implant options. If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery and want to learn more about all of the breast implant options available to you, we invite you to call or schedule your consultation with the board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group today.