Breast Implant Options

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The women who visit us for breast augmentation in Phoenix and Scottsdale can choose breast implants filled with saline or silicone in a variety of shapes and sizes. At Advanced Aesthetic Associates, your surgeon will review available options and help you choose the breast implants best suited to your body and aesthetic goals.

If you would like to explore your options for breast implants in our Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ practice, request a consultationrequest a consultation at Advanced Aesthetic Associates today. Or you can call our office at (480) 752-7874 to schedule your appointment.

Size

Many women have already decided they want to be a certain size, such as a C cup, without considering whether that size is appropriate for their body type. Our surgeons have experience determining the implant size that will provide the most proportionate, aesthetically pleasing results with the fewest possible side effects. When choosing breast implant size, your surgeon will consider your:

  • Personal expectations about how you want your breasts to look
  • Body type and shape
  • Amount of natural breast tissue

It's important to understand that breast implant size is not measured in bra size or cup size, but in cubic centimeters (cc), a measure of volume. Typically, breast implant sizes range from 100 cc to 800 cc, with most women choosing breast implants between 300 cc and 600 cc.

During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to try on implant "sizers" to help you visualize the new breast size you would like to attain.

Fill Material

At Advanced Aesthetic Associates, the well-being of our patients is a top priority; therefore, we use only FDA-approved breast implants. All breast implants have a flexible silicone covering and the filling inside can either be saline or silicone.

Silicone

Silicone breast implants are an option for breast augmentation patients age 22 and older and reconstruction patients of any age. Silicone implants feel soft, pliable, and more like natural breasts than saline implants; they do not slosh or ripple. Available options include:

  • Cohesive silicone gel implants have a thick, leak-resistant gel filling that shifts naturally with body movements such as bending forward and lying on your back.
  • Form-stable silicone gel implants, often called gummy bear breast implants, are the latest generation of silicone implants. These implants feel soft and pliable like natural breasts. Because the filling is solid, it cannot leak and retains its shape even when cut, much like the candy they are nicknamed after.

Saline

Saline breast implants remain a popular option as they are affordable and filled with a harmless saltwater solution. Because they are filled after being inserted, only a small incision is required and the surgeon can adjust the implant size once the implant is in place.

Texture

The surface of the implant's outer shell may be either smooth or textured. Originally, textured implants were used because it was believed that the grainy surface helped reduce the chance of capsular contracture, a complication that arises when scar tissue hardens around the implant. However, many surgeons disagree on whether this theory is correct. Smooth implants are chosen most often because they are usually less expensive, last longer, and have less chance for rippling. Your surgeon will be able to help you choose the best option for you.

Profile

The breast implant profile refers to the thickness of the implant, which affects how far the breast will protrude from the chest wall. Implants are available in low, moderate, and high profiles. Factors such as your bone structure, breast width, and desired amount of augmentation will affect which profile is best for you. Women with a small frame may benefit more from a high- or moderate-profile implant, while women with a larger frame or wide chest may need an implant with a lower profile. Specific measurements will be taken during your consultation to determine which style is best for you.

Shape

We offer both round and teardrop-shaped (also called anatomical) implants. Most patients choose round implants. Teardrop implants have a shape that is thinner and narrower at the top and gradually becomes wider and slopes outward to mimic the natural shape of a breast. Teardrop implants are textured to help them stay properly oriented with the narrow end at the top.

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