Breast augmentation with breast implants is an extremely popular cosmetic surgery procedure. For many women, enhancing the size and/or shape of their breasts can help them feel more confident, attractive, and feminine. Those feelings boost self-confidence and improve self-esteem.
At The Plastic Surgery Center in Baltimore, MD, our plastic surgeon can help you choose the right type and size of breast implants to achieve your goals. Dr. Rosenberg is dual-certified with many years of experience performing breast augmentation and a reputation for helping his patients achieve a desirable size, shape, and symmetry.
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There are two primary types of breast implants and Dr. Rosenberg offers both silicone and saline.
This is usually a patient’s first consideration after implant size. During your initial consultation, Dr. Rosenberg can review the options, your individual anatomy, and appearance goals with you to find the right solution.
Below is a chart with the main features of both types of breast implants for your comparison.
|Feature||Saline Implants||Silicone Implants|
|Filling||sterile saline (salt water)||silicone cohesive gel|
|Safety||FDA approved||FDA approved|
|Feel||Soft with a slightly firmer feel than silicone gel||smoother, softer and feel more like natural breast tissue|
|Outer Shell||smooth and textured shells||smooth and textured shells|
|Projection||Moderate, Moderate Plus and High Profile||Moderate, Moderate Plus and High Profile|
|Size||Can be filled during surgery||A set fill volume, predetermined before surgery|
In addition to choosing your breast implant filling, there are also several options including smooth versus textured and round versus contoured or teardrop. The choice depends on many factors including price, your anatomy, and your desired outcome for breast augmentation.
Breast implants with a smooth outer shell offer many benefits. First, the smooth shell is thinner than the textured shell, so it feels softer and more natural. In addition, the smooth implants move around more during activity mimicking the movement of a natural breast.
Smooth implants are also often referred to as smooth, round implants because implants with smooth outer shells have to be round (versus teardrop shape implants).
Textured implants have a thicker shell that feels a bit like sandpaper. When filled, these implants end up having a firmer feel than smooth implants due to the thicker shell.
Textured implants have a teardrop shape as opposed to a round shape. The reason that teardrop shape implants need to have a textured shell is because this helps them stick to your breast tissue preventing implant rotation. With a round shape, implant rotation doesn’t matter since it looks the same from every angle.
When deciding which size breast implants are right for you, you will want to consider the proportions of your body, shoulder and hip width, height, weight, and your current breast size.
During your free consultation at The Plastic Surgery Center in Maryland, you will be able to "try on" different implant sizes, see different implant profiles, and browse through pictures to help you select the best size for your body.
In Baltimore and throughout Maryland, The Plastic Surgery Center has a reputation for helping women aesthetically enhance the shape and size of their breasts. Our doctors bring a unique combination of experience, surgical skill, and personal attention to every procedure. For natural-looking breast implants, women in the Maryland area can rely on Dr. Rosenberg and The Plastic Surgery Center.