Breast implants enhance the size, shape, or fullness of the breasts. They are essential to breast augmentation, and can be incorporated into a breast lift or breast reconstruction. At Nordberg Plastic Surgery in Stamford, CT, Dr. Leif Nordberg provides silicone, saline, and cohesive Natrelle INSPIRA® implants in a variety of shapes and sizes to help patients achieve precisely the results they desire. During a consultation, Dr. Nordberg will take note of your goals and assess your frame and other factors to recommend the right implant for you.
Saline, Silicone, and Cohesive Gel
Each primary type of implant offers unique attributes:
- Silicone implants are filled with a thick silicone gel that feels very similar to natural breast tissue. They are approved for patients age 22 and older.
- Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Depending on the size required, Dr. Nordberg can insert pre-filled saline implants, or fill them once inserted. Saline implants are approved for patients age 18 and older. In the event of a rupture, the solution is safely absorbed by the body.
- Natralle INSPIRA® implants are a form-stable cohesive gel option. Because of their texture, they are sometimes called “gummy bear implants." Patients 22 and over can be candidates for this type of implant.
Size, Shape, and Texture
Breast implants are available in a wide variety of sizes in order to accommodate virtually every patient's goals. They can be round or teardrop-shaped. While a teardrop-shaped implant can achieve refinements in breast shape that a round implant cannot, it can distort the shape of the breast if shifting occurs. For this reason, teardrop-shaped implants are usually textured in a way that helps reduce the risk of shifting within the breast.
Choosing an implant that is proportionate with your body is important to achieving natural-looking results.
Choosing Breast Implants
You and Dr. Nordberg will spend time during your consultation to determine which implant will provide the results you want. In general, this will depend on what you feel will provide the best complement to your body and your lifestyle. Patients who are smaller in stature and frame will typically need a smaller breast implant than someone who is taller with a larger frame. Choosing an implant that is proportionate with your body is important to achieving natural-looking results. If you engage in high-impact physical activity, consider how a larger breast size may affect your overall comfort level.
Meanwhile, if you have a thin frame, silicone implants may provide the most natural-looking results. However, if you have ample breast tissue, saline implants can also provide a realistic enhancement. The surest way to determine the right implants for your procedure is to meet with a trusted surgeon.
Choosing the right breast implant is one of the most crucial factors in a successful breast surgery, and you can depend on Dr. Nordberg to help you make an informed choice. Contact our office online or call (203) 324-4700 to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Nordberg.