Enjoy a More Voluptous Look with Breast Implants
Breast implants have become an increasingly popular way for women to achieve a more voluptuous, feminine appearance. Choosing the right type of breast implant is an integral part of your breast augmentation surgery. The right implant can enhance your breasts to the size and proportion you desire, while boosting your overall appearance. Respected and highly experienced cosmetic surgeons Dr. Benjamin Boudreaux and Dr. Jeffrey Claiborne can help determine which breast implants are right for you during a consultation at our New Orleans practice. To learn more, or to schedule your appointment, contact our office today.
Choosing the Right Material: Saline vs. Silicone
Breast implants consist of an outer silicone shell, which is either pre-filled with silicone, or filled with saline after it is placed inside the body. Choosing between saline and silicone implants will depend on a number of considerations and your individual preferences.
In general, women who opt for saline want a more straightforward implant placement procedure that allows for smaller incisions and simpler post-operative care. Women may also choose saline if they have concerns about the long-term safety of their implants. In the highly unlikely event of a leak or rupture, your body can naturally and safely absorb any saline that escapes from an implant.
Women who want an exceptionally natural look and texture often prefer silicone implants. Improvements to the fabrication of silicone implants have reduced the incidence of rupture, and made them safer than ever before. With today's silicone implants, patients can achieve an incredibly realistic look and peace of mind they are protecting their health.
Selecting the Right Size and Shape
Silicone and saline implants come in a variety of sizes and projections. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will carefully evaluate your body type, cosmetic concerns, and goals to help you choose the right size. Teardrop-shaped implants have gained attention among patients in recent years. Some patients feel the shape of this type of implant more closely mimics the contours of a natural breast. However, teardrop-shaped implants can rotate after they are placed, resulting in an asymmetrical appearance. Round implants remain the most popular implant shape, allowing women to achieve a curvy, head-turning figure. Due to their perfectly symmetrical shape, any rotation to a round implant will not undermine the beauty of your results.
Other Implant Considerations
Implants may be placed above or below the chest muscle. Your incision locations will also affect how the breast is positioned, as well as the potential appearance of any scarring. With their precise, practiced surgical skills, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can significantly reduce visible scarring with any of the following incision options:
- Inframammary incision – hidden beneath the breast
- Periareolar incision – concealed around the curvature of the nipple
- Transaxillary incision – camouflaged under the armpit
Patients may choose to have their breast augmentation performed as a stand-alone procedure, or combine it with other cosmetic surgeries, like a breast lift, for more comprehensive results.
You must also understand that breast implants will eventually need to be replaced. Rupture can occur for any number of reasons, and as your skin laxity changes with age, your implants may no longer provide the right complement. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can provide breast implant removal as necessary, and can replace your implants with a more flattering pair if you choose.
Schedule Your Consultation with Us Today
Learn more about out how Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can boost your sense of self with breast implants. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.