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Select The Right Implants For You
Women considering breast augmentation with implants in Austin, New Braunfels, Laredo, Wimberley, Dripping Springs, Kyle, and elsewhere throughout Texas have many options when it comes to choosing the right breast implants for them. At The Piazza Center in Austin, Texas, we believe that knowledge is key when deciding between implants, and our aim is to help you make informed decisions as you pursue your aesthetic goals.
Silicone gummy bear breast implants come with a variety of options, and, as with many elements of cosmetic enhancement, there’s no “best choice” for every person. Some of these options include:
Cohesive silicone implants come in both round and shaped varieties. Shaped implants, sometimes called “anatomic,” have a tapered shape with increased volume at the bottom, which more closely resembles natural breast tissue. Round implants add more volume throughout the entire circumference of the breast, resulting in more cleavage.
Implants can have smooth or textured exteriors. A textured exterior helps keep implants in place and gives scar tissue something to “grip,” which may reduce the incidence of capsular contracture.
Available in high, low, and moderate (as well as some variations, such as “moderate plus,” depending on the manufacturer), an implant’s profile refers to how far it projects from the body. Different options suit different women.
For example, high-profile implants have smaller bases, which means they fit better for those with narrow, petite frames. Low-profile implants, with wider bases, take up more room on the chest and often look better on women with wider torsos.
As Dr. Piazza wrote in this blog post, silicone implants have come a long way since being re-approved by the FDA in 2006. Today’s implants come with many advantages over saline, including:
- Reduced risk of rippling
- Reduced risk of breakage
- If breaks or tears occur, silicone filling does not leak
Sweet Results With Gummy Bear Implants
Sure, they have a cute name, but what makes them so great? Gummy bear implants use a special kind of silicone filling that holds its shape even when damaged, similar to the way gummy candy remains stable after being bitten or cut. In this blog post, Dr. Piazza offers his explanation for the meteoric rise in the popularity of gummy bear implants.
Technically, these implants are called “form stable” or “highly cohesive,” and our Austin breast augmentation patients love the way their results look and feel. Check out our before-and-after gallery of gummy bear implants to get a better idea of the type of results you can expect.
Although gummy bear implants are a popular and proven option for many, they’re not the best choice for everyone. When you visit Dr. Piazza for a consultation, he listens to your goals and develops an effective plan to give you the results you want.
Implant Profile Options
Breast implants are available in a range of profiles that describe the degree of projection they provide (the specific names vary between manufacturers). While an implant’s volume increases breast size, its projection affects breast shape. High-profile implants make the breasts stick out farther from the chest more than moderate or low-profile implants do.
In addition, the width (base) of an implant decreases as its profile increases. So, high-profile implants are narrow at the base, making them well-suited to women with slim, petite frames. Low-profile implants are broader at the base for women with wider frames.