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What To Consider When Choosing Your Breast Implants

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Once you decide to undergo breast augmentation, the time leading up to surgery can certainly be filled with excitement and anticipation. However, there are a number of important selections you’ll need to make prior to your procedure, including implant type, size, and more. With the advice and expertise of a qualified surgeon, choosing the best breast implant option for you doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as you may think. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz and the knowledgeable team at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery understand the complex nature of selecting the most appropriate breast implants for each patient and are dedicated to helping every woman achieve her ideal outcome. Learn more about what options you’ll need to consider before your breast augmentation in Dallas, TX.

What are my options for breast implants in Dallas?

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery to restore lost breast volume after pregnancy or breastfeeding, or if you simply want to enhance your naturally small breasts, there are several unique options available, including synthetic breast implants and a fat transfer to the breast. In either case, you will still need to make decisions about the specific details of your surgery to ensure you get the most ideal cosmetic result possible. During your initial consultation for breast augmentation in Dallas, TX, Dr. Hanz will examine your breasts, discuss your concerns, answer all of your questions at length, and advise you on the best type of breast implant for giving you the final look you desire.

Which kind of breast implant is best for me?

Breast augmentation is arguably one of the most personalized cosmetic surgeries performed today and is certainly not a one-size-fits-all procedure. In fact, there are virtually endless possibilities when it comes to breast augmentation in terms of implant size, profile, texture, and other factors. To determine the best approach for breast augmentation surgery, a number of individual factors must be considered. These may include:

  • Current breast size
  • Amount of native breast tissue present
  • Body type
  • Height and weight
  • Width of shoulders
  • Ribcage size
  • Chest to waist length
  • Lifestyle/activity level
  • Personal goals/desired outcome
  • Desire for future pregnancy and/or breastfeeding

Taking all of these factors into account, as well as his extensive experience and knowledge regarding breast augmentation, Dr. Hanz will help you make the most appropriate selections for your procedure, including:

  • Type of implant: Most often, either silicone gel or saline breast implants are used. A third option, fat transfer to the breast, offers a more natural approach to breast augmentation. Patients should keep in mind that silicone breast implants are only approved for use in women 22 years of age and older, while saline breast implants can be used at 18 years of age and older. Both saline and silicone implants can provide stunning results, though many people report a more natural look and feel with silicone implants.

  • Implant size: Many women consider breast implant size as the most difficult decision they have to make throughout the entire breast augmentation process. Because breast implants are measured in volume (cc) rather than cup size, and because one size of implants can look dramatically different from person to person, it is critical that patients consult carefully with their surgeon to determine the most appropriate breast implant size. In most cases, Dr. Hanz will prepare several implant sizes for a single procedure. This allows him to “try out” multiple sizes in the operating room in order to achieve the closest possible match to the patient’s desired outcome.

  • Implant shape: Patients can choose from round to form-stable “gummy bear” implants. In the majority of cases, round implants are used in order to achieve the fullest, most lifted look and add volume to the upper portion of the breast as well.

  • Implant profile: Implants come in various profiles, ranging from low to extra high, which refers to how far the implant projects outward from the chest. Based on your body type, shoulder width, and other factors, Dr. Hanz will help you choose the right implant profile for your frame.

  • Implant placement: Another important factor in breast augmentation surgery is where the breast implant is placed, which can either be above the pectoral muscle or beneath it. Your lifestyle, intent to breastfeed in the future, and other factors may influence your surgeon’s recommendation regarding the most appropriate breast implant placement for you.

With so many factors to consider and selections to make, it is completely normal for patients to feel somewhat confused or overwhelmed prior to breast augmentation, but try not to worry! In the hands of a qualified, experienced, and caring provider like Dr. Hanz, you will be able to make confident and informed decisions regarding your procedure.

Who is the best surgeon for breast implants near me?

When choosing your breast augmentation surgeon, it is extremely helpful to ask questions about his or her education and training, browse before-and-after photo galleries, and read past patient testimonials to get a better idea of the kinds of results that may be possible for you. To schedule your one-on-one consultation for breast augmentation in Dallas, TX with renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz, call the friendly team at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery today! We look forward to giving you the confidence and reassurance you deserve when selecting your ideal breast implants.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.