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Auburn, Alabama Breast Augmentation with Saline or Silicone Gel Breast Implants
Women who wish to enhance the size, shape, lift and contour of their breasts often find the best solution to be breast implants. Since women have different body types and different breast augmentation goals, breast implants are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and projections. Breast implants are also used in breast reconstruction procedures to reconstruct a breast after a mastectomy or an injury.
Breast Implant Styles and Options
Breast implants are filled with either saline solution or silicone gel to expand the contour of the breasts. Saline breast implants are filled with various amounts of saline after being placed in position behind the breasts. The amount of saline solution that is used can affect the shape, firmness and feel of the breasts. Silicone breast implants are pre-filled with an elastic gel that moves and feels similar to natural breast tissue.
Both saline and silicone breast implants come in a wide range of sizes. Smaller breast implant sizes are frequently chosen by women who wish to enhance their breast size and shape while maintaining a more modest appearance. Women who desire a more voluptuous look often choose larger breast implant sizes to achieve the desired result.
Other options in breast implants include shape and texture. Breast implants that are smooth in texture and round in shape are the most common types used in breast augmentation procedures. Round breast implants come in a wide array of sizes and profiles. Since most round implants have a smooth surface, they can rotate in the breast pocket without distorting the shape of the breast. Some women feel that shaped breast implants (also called teardrop or anatomical breast implants) give their breasts a more natural look.
Breast Implants at Hedden Plastic Surgery
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William J. Hedden at Hedden Plastic Surgery offer years of experience in performing breast augmentation procedures using different options that are available in breast implants. Our accomplished surgeons and highly trained staff work with each breast augmentation patient at our Birmingham, Alabama cosmetic surgery center to choose the breast implant style that will produce the best result for them as an individual.