Choosing the Right Implant for You
As you navigate your breast implant surgery consultation, one of the most important things to discuss is which implant suits you most. Whether you’re undergoing augmentation, revision, or reconstruction, there are some things to consider with the help of Dr. Golosow as you research your preferred implant. Here are some factors in deciding what will work best.
Implants come in a huge array of sizes that are much more complicated than a bra cup size. Although bra sizes can be helpful in describing how large you want your breasts to be, they can be unreliable when it comes to translating them to cup sizes. Also, implants usually gain a higher profile as they become larger, meaning they protrude further. This can also be a valuable measurement when choosing your implant, so you can try looking at your profile sideways in the mirror to determine what you want your results to look like.
Although breast implants were once a little more obvious due to their shape, implants have come a long way. You’ve now got more choices in shape, and teardrop-shaped implants can offer more natural, subtle results if you don’t want as much projection or volume in the upper breast. However, round implants offer the opposite, so it all depends on what you’re looking for. One thing to consider is how much cleavage you would like to have, and what you want it to look like.
This is one of the most common ways of classifying implants, but each type offers simillar sizes and shapes, so you can make this decision independent of your other factors. The two types are silicone, which is filled with a silicone gel, and saline, which is filled with a sterile saline solution. Both types are contained within a silicone shell, and can be placed differently during the procedure. They each offer different feel and risks (for example, silicone can feel softer, but require MRI’s to check for leaks or ruptures), so Dr. Golosow can help you weigh each type for the best fit.
There are many, many things to consider during your breast procedure, but Dr. Golosow can guide you through the decision-making process. It’s important to ask any questions you feel that you need clarification on, as well as thoroughly describe your intended results. It can even be helpful to bring pictures of what you hope to achieve. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Golosow to discuss your options, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.