Many women interested in getting breast implants at my Houston practice often want to research the procedure a bit before discussing their options with me at a consultation. Beginning that research expedition can feel like a daunting task, however, when there’s so much information available online.
Knowing what information to look for and which issues to prioritize, though, can help you feel more comfortable and confident about your decision. In this blog post, I’ll share some basic guidelines for starting your breast implant research.
Understand the Differences
There are several basic differences between implants, including:
- Size: Implant sizing is measured in cc rather than cup sizes for better accuracy.
- Profile: Using high-, moderate-, or low-profile implants determines how far your breast will project from your chest wall.
- Fill material: Implants may be made of saline (saltwater) in a silicone shell, cohesive silicone gel, or form-stable silicone (called a gummy bear implant).
When I plan a breast augmentation procedure, I customize each of these implant options to ensure each woman enjoys beautiful results tailored specifically to her body. It’s a good idea to have an understanding of what your options are before your consultation.
Imagine Your Goals
When you know the end look you hope to achieve, your surgeon can help guide you toward the options that will best achieve that look. You may find inspiration from celebrities or even friends whose silhouettes you admire.
Ask yourself how you want to look after surgery. For example, are you going for a dramatic increase, a subtle correction of asymmetry, or a restoration of your pre-baby breasts? Take some time to envision the body you really want and take notes to share with your surgeon.
Consider Your Future Wardrobe
Breast augmentation doesn’t necessarily have to change the way you dress, but it’s wise to keep your wardrobe in mind as you consider implant options. More modest dressers may prefer a lower profile implant, while women who want a more-eye-catching look may be more comfortable with a larger or higher-profile option.
Plan for the Long Term
In the end, plastic surgery is a long-term investment. You should choose implants that you can see yourself enjoying for many years to come. For many women, this means opting for a more timeless look instead of following the trends of the day. Choosing implants that fit and flatter your unique shape is the best way to achieve results you’ll love for as long as possible. Learn more about what to expect in the years following your breast augmentation in this related blog post.
To see real examples of the results you can expect after breast augmentation, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to talk more about your options for plastic surgery here in Houston, I would love to chat. Please contact us online or call (713) 571-0600. I look forward to helping you look and feel your best!