How to Choose the Right Breast Implants
Choosing the right breast implant comes down to your personal preferences, your body shape, and what you envision for your figure. Our goal is to educate you about implants, so you are thrilled with the results of your Chicago breast augmentation. We believe that the more you know, the more confident you will be in selecting the best size, shape, and projection for your body.
Every patient is different.
There are several factors to consider when choosing the right implants, and the process starts with your vision for your breasts. Every patient has a unique figure, and the implants should be the perfect fit for your frame and the natural width of your breasts.
Customized breast augmentation – what’s best for you?
Your breasts may be different in size or shape, and you want to create symmetry. When planning to undergo breast augmentation, choosing the right shape, size, and projection of the implant is a critical point in planning your procedure. If your skin has lost its firm, youthful elasticity, you may require a breast lift in conjunction with augmentation. No two breast augmentations are alike – you can expect a fully customized approach when you work with Dr. Few. He is regarded as being among the most talented breast augmentation surgeons practicing in the Chicago area.
Choosing the size of the implant
Choosing the size of your implants is when Dr. Few can provide critical guidance. Implant volume is measured in cc’s, or cubic centimeters, not cup size. Women often think of breast volume in cup sizes and may ask how to achieve a C or D size with implants. Dr. Few can help you to visualize how an implant will increase the size of your breasts with the array of implant sizes available. If your breasts are of substantially different sizes, then different sizes of implants can bring balance to your figure.
Breast implant materials
Deciding on saline or silicone requires understanding the differences between the two. Silicone implants feel more natural but need a larger incision. Saline implants are generally less costly than silicone. Most women choose silicone due to the natural look and feel, but this is a personal decision.
- Require a smaller incision as the implants are filled after being placed.
- Approved for women 18 years and older.
- Creates a natural-looking breast mound that may feel slightly less soft and natural in feel than silicone.
- Are pre-filled implants that require a slightly larger incision for placement
- Can be used on women 22 years of age and older
- Feel like natural tissue, with a soft “give” and bounce.
Projection refers to the profile of the implants. The profile is the projection outwards from the chest. A more natural look generally means a lower profile implant, where more projection can create a fuller, more rounded, lifted look.
Proportion is the key to beautiful results
Natural proportions create harmony and beauty. Dr. Few can work with you to determine the best implant size depending on the natural width of your breasts and your desired profile and size. Implant sizes are custom-selected for each patient. A woman with a smaller frame needs lower-volume implants for a significant increase in breast size. A woman with a larger frame will need a larger size implant to achieve a similar increase in breast size.
By evaluating your body frame, chest size, and breast width, a range of implant sizes can be discussed in planning your augmentation. Dr. Few is committed to achieving superior results with breast augmentation. He takes all the time you need to help you select the best implant type, size, and projection.