Breast augmentation with implants provides women with an opportunity to have the breast size and shape they desire. For the best breast augmentation results, it is very important to choose the right breast implants. In Orlando, FL, Dr. George Pope offers his patients a choice of silicone or saline implants along with a variety of other options. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Pope can help you understand that the starting point for getting the breasts you have always dreamed of is choosing the right implants.
You Are Unique
When choosing breast implants, keep in mind that what looks good on another person may not be the best for you. Listen carefully to your doctor’s suggestions and have an open mind and realistic expectations when deciding on the appropriate implant type and size.
You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Pope at our Orlando practice to talk about the breast implant options available to you. He will assess your body as a whole and develop a customized solution to satisfy your unique needs.
Consider Your Body Type
Dr. Pope will work with you to determine the implant specifications that best fit with the proportions of your body. If you have a petite or slim body and choose very large implants, the results can look unnatural. Heavy implants on a small frame can also be uncomfortable in the long run. If you live an active lifestyle, having very large implants can also make it difficult for you to indulge in physical activities.
Consider Your Expectations
When choosing from the various implant options, it’s important to keep in mind how you hope to look after your procedure. Here are some of the choices you will need to make to get you there:
Saline or Silicone?
Women who wish to undergo breast augmentation can choose either saline or silicone fill material.
- Silicone: If you are at least 22 years old and want your breasts to look and feel as natural as possible after the surgery, silicone implants may be a good option for you. Gummy bear implants, made with highly cohesive silicone gel, are a popular choice. Be aware that silicone implants cost more than those filled with saline.
- Saline: Available to patients age 18 and older, saline implants require smaller incisions than silicone because they are filled after placement. Saline implants don’t look and feel as natural as silicone because they can ripple and slosh. Unlike cohesive silicone gel implants, saline implants don’t hold their shape when you move.
Breast implants are measured by their volume in cubic centimeters (cc). A range of 150 to 200 cc of saline or silicone can provide an increase of approximately 1 cup size. After breast augmentation, your final breast size is the result of your existing breast tissue and your implant size.
Implant shapes can be round or teardrop (also called anatomical). Round implants add fullness to the whole breast including the upper pole. Teardrop implants are shaped much like natural breasts with more fullness at the bottom of the breast. For more information, review our blog post on implant shape.
Dr. Pope can help cover the pros and cons of each type implant option and help you decide on the best combination for your specific aesthetic goals.
Details to Consider Before Surgery
The first step you should take in your journey toward more beautiful breasts is scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Pope. With his guidance and close attention to detail, you can feel comfortable knowing that you will receive all the information you need. It’s also reassuring to know that Dr. Pope is a doctor who truly cares about each patient’s outcome.
In order to undergo the surgery, you will need to be in good general health and free of any underlying health conditions that may affect the surgery or your final results. Dr. Pope will need a detailed description of your medical history, so it is important that you are open about anything in your background that may affect the surgery.
If you are indeed a good candidate, Dr. Pope will perform a physical exam to help develop the perfect plan to fit your needs.
Contact Our Office
Dr. George Pope is a well-respected board-certified plastic surgeon with a wealth of experience. To see examples of real patient results, view our photo gallery. If you’re interested in learning more about the details of the surgery, contact our office to schedule your initial consultation today!