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Choosing the Right Breast Implants: A Comprehensive Guide

When considering breast augmentation, selecting the right type of implants involves several decisions. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of options to ensure your results align with your desires and anatomical considerations.

Welcome to Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, your trusted source for cosmetic and reconstructive procedures in Bellevue and Seattle, Washington. Led by Dr. Kristopher M. Day, MD, FACS, a double-board certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence, our practice is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals with personalized care and advanced surgical techniques.

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Understanding Breast Implant Options

When considering breast augmentation, selecting the right type of implants involves several decisions. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of options to ensure your results align with your desires and anatomical considerations.

Silicone vs. Saline Implants

Silicone Implants: Silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel that mimics the feel of natural breast tissue. Key features include:

  • Natural Look and Feel: Silicone implants provide a more natural appearance and texture compared to saline.
  • Reduced Rippling: They are less likely to ripple or wrinkle, especially beneficial for patients with thin breast tissue.
  • Durability: Modern silicone implants are designed to be long-lasting, maintaining shape and integrity over time.

Saline Implants: Saline implants consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile saline (saltwater) solution after placement in the breast. Features include:

  • Adjustable Volume: Saline implants can be filled with varying amounts of saline during surgery, allowing for minor adjustments in size to achieve symmetry.
  • Smaller Incision: Since saline implants are filled after insertion, they require a smaller incision, potentially resulting in less noticeable scars.
  • Safety: Saline is naturally absorbed by the body in case of implant rupture, posing minimal health risks.

Smooth vs. Textured Implants

Smooth Implants: Smooth implants have a soft outer shell that feels smooth to the touch. They offer advantages such as:

  • Natural Movement: Smooth implants move within the breast pocket, providing a natural contour and feel.
  • Lower Risk of Capsular Contracture: They are associated with a lower risk of developing capsular contracture, a condition where scar tissue tightens around the implant.

Textured Implants: Textured implants have a rough surface designed to adhere to surrounding tissue, reducing the risk of implant displacement. Benefits include:

  • Reduced Risk of Rotation: Textured implants help maintain their position within the breast pocket, particularly important for shaped implants.
  • Potential Decrease in Capsular Contracture: Some studies suggest a lower incidence of capsular contracture with textured implants, though results may vary.

Round vs. Shaped (Anatomical) Implants

Round Implants: Round implants are symmetrical in shape and provide fullness both in the upper and lower poles of the breast. Benefits include:

  • Versatility: Round implants can achieve enhanced cleavage and fullness, suitable for a variety of breast shapes.

Shaped (Anatomical) Implants: Shaped implants are designed to mimic the natural slope of the breast, with more fullness in the lower pole. Features include:

  • Natural Contour: Shaped implants offer a teardrop shape, providing a more natural contour, especially for patients seeking a subtle enhancement.

Cohesive “Gummy Bear” Implants

Cohesive gel implants, often referred to as “gummy bear” implants, maintain their shape even if the outer shell is compromised. Features include:

  • Form Stability: These implants retain their shape and integrity, offering a stable and natural-looking result.
  • Less Likely to Leak: The cohesive gel inside “gummy bear” implants is designed to stay in place even if the implant shell is damaged.

Meet Dr. Kristopher M. Day, MD, FACS

Dr. Kristopher M. Day is a respected leader in plastic surgery, known for his meticulous approach and dedication to patient satisfaction. Double-board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Day combines artistic vision with surgical expertise to deliver outstanding results tailored to each patient’s needs.

Why Choose Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery?

  • Comprehensive Consultation: We offer thorough consultations to discuss your goals, evaluate your anatomy, and recommend the best implant options for you.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility: Our practice features a modern surgical suite equipped with advanced technology to ensure safety, comfort, and optimal outcomes.
  • Patient-Centered Care: Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery is committed to providing compassionate care and support throughout your surgical journey, from consultation to recovery.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Are you ready to enhance your confidence and achieve your ideal breast appearance with expert guidance from Dr. Kristopher M. Day? Schedule a consultation at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue or Seattle, Washington. Visit our website at www.PacificSoundPlasticSurgery.com or call 425-818-8991 to begin your transformation today.

Discover why patients trust Dr. Kristopher M. Day, MD, FACS, and Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery for exceptional care and beautiful results in breast augmentation.

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