When it comes to breast augmentation, there are many options from which patients have to choose. They can decide between saline and silicone gel implants in smooth or textured. The implant can be placed below the muscle, called submuscular, or above the muscle, called subglandular. There are also options for incision location. All of these choices will have an impact on the end result, but not as much as the choice of which surgeon to go to. The transformative surgeries done by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anna Wooten, FACS demonstrate the beauty of a well done breast augmentation.
Women who are contemplating breast augmentation also have a choice between round and anatomical breast implants. Anatomical implants may also be called contoured, shaped, or tear – drop implants because, unlike round implants, which h are uniformly round, anatomical implants have a tear – drop shape that more closely resembles the natural breast. The upper part of this implant is flatter, while the lower curve is fuller, much like a natural breast. Additionally, these implants are textured to prevent shifting because given their distinct shape, shifting would lead to a change in the appearance.
Women are offered an exciting selection in breast augmentation by these newly approved anatomical implants. In fact, many believe that this choice offers the most natural – looking option for breast enhancement. Not only can these implants provide a fuller and firmer appearance to the breasts for the patient looking for aesthetic enhancements, they can create some lift to the breast, restoring lost volume due to pregnancy, and balance out asymmetry between the breasts. They can also be used for breast reconstruction. The cohesive gel in these implants is a firm, form stable gel that is similar in consistency to a gummy bear. For this reason, cohesive gel implants are often generically referred to as “gummy bears”. These implants maintain their form even after being compressed, offering the best shape control, as well as the firmer consistency of natural breast tissue.
Round implants provide more of a “ one size fits all ” approach, while anatomical implants are fully customizable for the individual patient. Of all breast implants followed in clinical trials, anatomical cohesive gel implants have the lowest complication rates of any type of breast implant, including incidences of capsular formation, implant migration and shell failure, as well as implant folding. Anatomical breast implants allow for a fully customized and aesthetically pleasing solution for enhancing both breast shape and volume. Being an advanced tool for providing natural – looking, three dimensional breast augmentation, the implants solve common a esthetic concerns and specialized aesthetic requirements equally well. At the same time, anatomical implants provide the best long – term performance of any implant. Anatomical breast implants will suit women who desire a proportionate and natural – looking augmentation, women who are slim, having moderate breast tissue, women who have breastfed, women with breast asymmetry, and al so women who want a breast lift and augmentation simultaneously. If anatomical implants are something you would like to explore, Dr. Anna Wooten would be happy to discuss this option with you. Please call our office to schedule your appointment.