When it comes to breast implants, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. One of the most important decisions a breast augmentation or breast lift patient will make is which type of breast implants best meets her needs. At our Amarillo, TX area cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Miguel Gallegos’ experience, surgical training, and aesthetic eye enables him to recommend the options that will produce the most natural-looking, beautiful results.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two types of breast implants: saline and silicone. Both types come in various sizes and shapes.
Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution. During surgery, the saline implant is inserted empty. The surgeon fills it once it is in place. This feature can lead to smaller incisions and shorter recovery times.
Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. Because the gel is designed to imitate the consistency of breast fat and tissue, silicone implants are often considered to look and feel more natural than saline breast implants.
Breast implants are either round or teardrop shaped. Depending on your unique needs and personal goals Dr. Gallegos will recommend the breast implant shape that is right for you during a consultation at our Amarillo-area practice.
Round implants are the most commonly used type of implant. Many women feel that they create the most voluptuous, full breasts.
Teardrop-shaped implants, also called anatomical or contoured implants, imitate the natural shape and slope of the breast. They can be suitable for women with little to no breast tissue.
The profile of an implant determines how far it projects from the chest well. Breast implants are available in moderate, moderate plus, high, and ultra-high profiles. Dr. Gallegos makes recommendations regarding implant profile based on his patient’s tissue characteristics, breast dimensions, and aesthetic goals.
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During your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Gallegos, he will listen to your goals for breast enhancement surgery. He will also take measurements to help determine what implant type, size, and shape will work best for your physique. Contact our office today to learn more about breast enhancement with breast implants at our Amarillo, TX area cosmetic surgery practice.