Breast Implants in Little Rock, AR
Deciding whether or not to have breast augmentation may be the most difficult choice to make. But, after deciding to get breast implants, Little Rock, AR patients may have other decisions to consider.
What’s the Difference?
The type of breast implant you choose is very important. Not only does the type of implant affect the appearance of your breasts after surgery, but also the way your breasts feel, and even the chance of complications arising after the surgery. Before getting breast implants, patients should be well-informed.
While considering what type of breast implant is best for you, schedule a free initial breast augmentation consultation at the Cosmetic Surgery Center to discuss getting breast implants. Little Rock, AR surgeon Dr. Branman can meet with you, evaluate your body, listen to your expectations, goals and concerns, and help you determine which type of breast implant is right for you. Your breast implants come in different shapes, textures, filing materials, and sizes, with each carrying respective advantages and disadvantages.
Breast Implant Filling Material
Breast implants can be filled with either silicone gel or a sterile saline solution. Saline breast implants have been used safely for decades and offer a cost-effective implant option that achieves an aesthetically pleasing, fuller breast contour for many women.
Since their 2006 reinstatement by the FDA, silicone breast implants have quickly gained popularity with Arkansas breast augmentation patients. The cohesive silicone gel is considered safe and offers a very natural feel to the augmented breasts. With the new highly cohesive options now arriving on the market, patients have more options than ever to personalize their look for the breast shape and size they desire.
Breast Implant Shape
Breast implants can be either round or contoured. Round breast implants are designed to move freely in the pocket, while contoured implants are shaped like a teardrop and are designed to stay stationary in the breast implant pocket. Round implants are the most common implant and can offer a very natural looking, fuller breast.
Contoured breast implants were developed for women undergoing breast reconstruction who wanted a breast implant that resembled the natural shape of a breast, but have quickly become a popular option for cosmetic breast surgery, especially with patients seeking a more sloping breast contour.
Breast Implant Texture
Breast implants can be either smooth or textured. Textured implants have a thicker shell and are designed to help reduce the risk of capsular contracture and to not move around in the breast implant pocket. Smooth breast implants are designed so that they can move and rotate within the breast implant pocket.
Although they have been developed to prevent capsular contracture, there is no concrete evidence that textured implants actually reduce the occurrence of this complication. Choosing an implant size that is appropriate for your body is, however, important for reducing your risk of capsular contracture.
Learn More About Breast Implants & Augmentation with Dr. Branman
What do saline implants feel like? Is your desired cup size a good way to determine your implant size? Dr. Branman explains the advantages of each implant type and demystifies sizing options on Good Morning Arkansas:
If you’re ready to discuss your options for breast enlargement, come see us. Your initial consultation with Dr. Branman is free and helpful. You will even get to try on different implants to see how you might look after augmentation. Call us today to get started!