Breast Implant Options in Miami and Fort Lauderdale
Today, South Florida women have more breast implant options than ever. That's the good news. The variety of options available to you also means there's more to learn about and consider when making decisions with your doctor. Gather information, familiarize yourself with terms and concepts, then let our experienced staff assist you in making the right choices for your body. Take the next step and request your certificate for a Free Breast Enhancement Consultation and call us at (954) 565-7575 or (800) 274-LIPO today to schedule your appointment with a breast implant surgeon Miami patients trust at the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery with locations in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami.
Here's some background information to help you prepare for a good discussion of implant choices with your doctor.
Filling: Cohesive Silicone Gel or Saline?
When you come in for your Miami or Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation consultation, one of the first decisions you will want to make is which type of implant filling is best for you, cohesive silicone gel or saline. After fourteen years of study, the Food and Drug Administration recently declared silicone breast implants filled with cohesive gel to be safe and effective. Referring to them as some of the most highly-studied medical devices ever, the FDA approved silicone breast implants for women 22 years old and older.
Patients who have received silicone breast implants during the FDA's study period have generally been pleased with the natural look and feel of their enhanced breasts. The cohesive silicone gel filling, sometimes referred to as "gummy" material, holds together and doesn't leak if ruptured.
Your other choice of implant filler is liquid saline, a solution used for over a decade in hundreds of thousands of breast implants. Medical professionals throughout the world use sterile saline solution in applications ranging from eye care to IVs. It is completely safe and absorbed by the body if your implants should rupture.
Shape: Round or Teardrop?
Some implants are designed to give breasts a rounded appearance. Don't be alarmed-this doesn't mean round implants will sit on your chest like rubber balls. Several choices of base width are available, helping the round shape of the implant look natural on your torso.
Other implants are anatomical, or "teardrop," in design. Women who choose this shape are often aiming for breasts that slope gently and naturally away from the chest. These implants come in different heights and overall "footprints," variables that also assist you and your doctor in achieving the look you want.
Whether you choose round or teardrop shaped implants for your breast augmentation in Miami, you and your doctor will also discuss the concept of "profile." Profile simply means the degree to which your breasts project from the chest wall. Doctors will most often present you with three choices-moderate, midrange or high profile. This aspect of your implants has the most impact on the ultimate size of your new breasts.
Shell: Smooth or Textured?
As you choose your implant, one other decision you will make is whether to go with a smooth or textured surface material. The implant shell usually has minimal impact on the way your new breasts look and feel, but it may affect the way the implant behaves inside your body.
As you continue the process, you'll learn that one of the most common risks of breast enlargement in Miami is capsular contracture, a layer of scar tissue which becomes overly hard and tight, squeezing the implant and causing an unnatural look and feel. Textured shells were developed to inhibit the growth of fibrous tissue around the implant, thereby reducing the risk of this undesirable result.
Some women report that textured implants can be more easily felt beneath their skin. Some even say their textured implants don't move as naturally under the skin as they would like. You may decide to choose smooth shell implants to optimize for the most natural feel possible.
Whichever way you might be leaning, your doctor at the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery will help you weigh pros and cons and make a good decision.
Consider Your Choices and Make the Call
Don't feel overwhelmed by all the options in front of you. We're here to help you navigate. Give us a call at (954) 565-7575 or (800) 274-LIPO today to schedule your free consultation.
Remember, all your choices — filling, shape, shell and more — will add up to your ultimate goal: the beautiful, shapely breasts you've always wanted. Click here to see photos of breast enlargement in Miami to judge the results for yourself. You and your doctor can work through your breast augmentation options together and design the new you.