With more than 313,000 breast augmentations performed in 2013 alone, it is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. Their safety has been time proven with silicone breast implants as the most tested medical devices in FDA history. That being said, many women may not be aware that there are more choices than ever with silicone implants or saline implants.
Depending on your body type and the recommendation of your board certified Tampa plastic surgeon the now approved “gummy bear” or teardrop shaped implants may be the best solution. Breasts will naturally project more at the bottom than at the top. If this is so in your case and based on the consultation with your surgeon you may want to consider an implant that is shaped in the same way.
Patients have varying desires, specifically with regard to their breast implant profile, that is, how far the implant projects from the chest wall. These new implants, also called “form stable” may offer customization options beyond high, moderate, or low. The array of new implants, from all 3 major implant manufacturers in the U.S., opens up new opportunities for women to collaborate with their plastic surgeons and achieve truly personalized results.
For those women that want a rounder look in the upper part of the breast a round implant may be the best solution. These round implants come in many different profiles from low to high with varying degrees in between. These are the most popular silicone implants used in the United States. However, with new options available, patients and their surgeons must determine the ideal implant size as well as the best style.
You now have more choices than ever and that is the reason why the consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is extremely important when considering breast implant surgery. You should have many questions for your doctor and he or she should discuss not only your lifestyle, past medical history but why you want the surgery in the first place. Don’t worry if you don’t have the right size or shape pre-selected. Your surgeon is trained and will guide you towards the best implants for your goals in mind. It is important to note that your results can be truly customized because of the variety of shapes, sizes and styles of implants available on the market today.
The VECTRA 3-D Breast imaging machine gives you a visual breast augmentation. It simulates different size implants and shapes to better visualize how you may look with a breast enhancement procedure. Although there is no single method or simulation that is 100% accurate, the Vectra 3D Imaging and Simulation Breast Imaging system gives you an amazing 3D visual image range of outcomes and is a great tool that helps dramatically with the implant selection process. With VECTRA Breast Imaging, you can now visualize your Afters… before surgery!
If you’d like to schedule a breast augmentation consultation to discuss your own needs and expectations or experience VECTRA 3-D Breast Imaging, please contact our Tampa Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Landon, at (727) 376-3999 (Trinity office) or (813) 404-3380 (Tampa office)