Choosing the Right Implant for You

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Breast augmentation is a customisable surgery that allows us to tailor your results to your body proportions as well as your desired results. The goal of a successful breast enhancement is to create a look that is both natural and beautiful, leaving you with many choices to make along the way to ensure your procedure is designed just for you. The implant you use for your augmentation is one of the most significant decisions in this process, so doing some research and gathering information ahead of time is imperative to ensuring your surgery meets your desired and expectations. Dr Damon Thomas offers a variety of implant options to provide his patients with the best possible results from their breast augmentation.

The Saline Solution

Saline implants were the first to be introduced in. These devices are crafted from a silicone shell, which is placed into the breast tissue or underneath the chest muscle before they are filled with a sterile saline solution. There are also a few drawbacks of the saline implant:

  • The implant does not look or feel as much like natural breast tissue as other implant types
  • There is a higher chance of visible rippling with the saline implants
  • Risk for a complication known as capsular contracture might be higher with saline

If the saline implant ruptures, the sterile solution can be safely absorbed by the body. However, the collapse of the implant means you will require surgery as soon as possible to restore the symmetry of your breasts.

The Popularity of Silicone

Silicone implants came on the scene after saline, but their popularity has expanded exponentially as more women have discovered the benefits of these devices. While they are crafted of the same outer shell as the saline version, these implants come pre-filled with a silicone gel that tends to look and feel more like natural breast tissue. The silicone implants come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and profiles to accommodate the body proportions and desired results of every patient.

Introducing the Gummy Bear Implant

The cohesive gel implant, also known as the gummy bear implant, is a relative newcomer to the breast augmentation field. While this device is crafted similarly to the traditional silicone implant, the filling inside is firmer – similar to a gummy bear candy. While some women feel the gummy bear does not result in the same natural look and feel as other silicone models, the advantage is that this implant will not rupture or lose its shape over time.

With a broad variety of implants to choose from today, it can be challenging to know which one will give you the best results. Dr Damon Thomas understands the confusion surrounding implant options and will work with you to help you select the best one based on your current breast size and the outcome you hope to achieve. He also uses state of the art 3D imaging technology at his consultations to help you more accurately visualise what your breasts might look like with different implants, so your expectations going into your surgery are more realistic.

Breast augmentation boasts a high satisfaction rate among women who work with an experienced specialist surgeon that will take the time to help them choose the best implants for their bodies. To schedule your consultation with Dr Thomas today, give his office a call on 03 9034 7738.