Considerations to Make When Getting a Breast Augmentation

Nobody wants to be called flat chested, and nobody wants to have to get into a swimsuit with breasts that are deflated from breast feeding. No matter what your reason for wanting a breast augmentation is, the doctors at UMass Memorial Medical Group can help. During your initial consultation with one of our doctors, you will have a physical examination and will go over a variety of things such as the size, type, and shape of implants you want. To help you feel more prepared going into your consultation, this article will discuss a few of the considerations you should make when getting a breast augmentation. Read on to learn more.

Size
When it comes to breast implants, bigger isn’t always better. Although you will likely want to go larger than your natural breast, don’t go so big that they look overwhelming. In fact, patients who have too large of breasts often suffer from things like back pain. When choosing the size that is right for you and your body, try to find a celebrity who has your similar body type and see what kinds of breasts they have- -this will help you visualize the size that you want.

Type
It used to be that there were only two types of breast implants: saline and silicone. However, there are now three popular types: saline, silicone, and gummy bear implants.

  • Saline: Saline implants have been popular for years and are made of a salt water or saline solution. One of the things to consider with saline implants is that they are more firm.
  • Silicone: Silicone implants are known to be a bit softer and more natural feeling than saline implants.
  • Gummy Bear Implants: Made of a type of silicone, gummy bear implants are popular because of their realistic texture and shape.

Shape
The last consideration you will want to make when choosing breast implants is the shape of the implant. For instance, do you want them to be round or tear-drop? Round implants tend to look a bit more artificial whereas tear-drop ones look more natural.

There are several considerations you’ll have to make before getting a breast augmentation. If you would like to learn more about this type of surgery or to schedule a consultation, contact UMass Memorial Medical Group today!

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