Breast augmentation is a popular procedure that is performed at Thomas Wiener Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX. Dr. Thomas Wiener sees women everyday who are unhappy with the size and shape of their breasts. With breast augmentation, breast implants are placed on the chest to add volume and size. But what options are available? How do you choose the right implant for your upcoming procedure? Dr. Thomas Wiener will walk patients through the process to help them understand the advantages of these treatments.
What are the three types of breast implants available?
There are three breast implant options for women to choose from, and they include:
- Saline. Saline is a combination of water and salt. This implant is the firmer choice, and provides the best for fullness and projection. Because of the way they are inserted, they require a smaller incision which in turn reduces overall scarring left behind from the procedure.
- Silicone gel. Silicone is another type of implant that is available for patients. This implant feels more like natural breast tissue and is the most commonly chosen material today. It is only available in a rounder shape.
- Gummy bear. The gummy bear implants are another type of silicone implant but it is much firmer. It has a lower risk of rupturing and rippling, and reduces one’s chances of developing capsular contracture, a problem common with other types. These implants retain their shape and come in both round and teardrop.
Which one is right for me?
Dr. Thomas Wiener will assess a woman’s current situation and learn more about their lifestyle to make an appropriate recommendation regarding the type of implant for their needs and desires. In addition to choosing the type of implant, our team will also provide recommendations for the size of the implant to ensure the enlargement of the breasts remain natural in appearance and fit the patient’s body frame and size.
Call Dr. Thomas Wiener today!
If you are located in the Houston, TX area and want to find out more about your choices for breast implants and augmentation, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with our team at 2323 Clear Lake City Boulevard, Suite #152. Call (281) 488-5795 today to schedule your appointment.