Breast Implant Options

If you are considering breast augmentation, you will face several different options when it comes to choosing your breast implants. Experienced Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Angelchik will help you navigate through this important decision-making process, discussing how each option will affect the appearance of your breasts and the overall outcome of your augmentation.

Some of the key breast implant features you will need to decide upon are:

  • Type of breast implant – Saline breast implants are filled with a salt water solution after placement. Silicone breast implants are pre-filled with a cohesive gel that mimics the pliancy of natural breast tissue. Both breast implant types come with benefits and drawbacks depending on your unique needs, but many of our patients choose silicone for its natural look and feel.
  • Size of breast implant – The breast implant sizing process is more complex than it may seem. Dr. Angelchik will help you choose the right size depending on your cosmetic goals, your lifestyle, and other factors.
  • Profile of breast implant – A breast implant’s profile is the amount of forward projection it has from your chest wall. Choosing an implant with a higher profile means your breasts will have a more prominent silhouette compared to a lower profile.
  • Shape of breast implant – Most breast implants are available in two different shapes: contoured and round. Round breast implants are spherical, whereas contoured breast implants have a “teardrop” shape that is designed to imitate the natural slope of a mature breast.

If you have more questions about your breast implant options, please contact Dr. Angelchik, MD today to schedule an initial consultation. We serve patients throughout the Phoenix, Arizona area.

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