Making the decision to undergo breast augmentation can have a major impact on a patient's life, improving their confidence and body satisfaction. Once you've made the decision to pursue breast implants, another crucial choice awaits: selecting the right type, size, and shape of the implants. 

With numerous options available, it's essential to approach the process thoughtfully and with the guidance of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Lampert has years of experience in performing breast implant procedures and can help patients choose the right type of implant for them. Here are some key considerations to help patients make an informed decision regarding their breast augmentation journey.

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Understanding the Types of Breast Implants

The first consideration when choosing the right breast implant for you is to understand the different types available. There are three primary types: saline, silicone, and gummy bear implants.

Saline implants contain a sterile saltwater solution and are often selected for their adjustable volume during surgery. Silicone implants contain a silicone gel that is designed to imitate the feel of natural breast tissue. Gummy bear implants, otherwise referred to as cohesive gel implants, are filled with a more viscous silicone gel that retains its shape even if the implant shell is damaged.

Considering Your Aesthetic Goals

Consider your aesthetic goals and desired outcomes carefully. Do you wish to achieve a subtle increase in breast size or a more dramatic enhancement? Communicating your preferences to your surgeon will help guide the selection process.

Evaluating Your Body Proportions

Assessing your body proportions is critical in selecting the right implant size and shape. Factors such as chest width, existing breast tissue, and overall body shape should be considered to achieve a natural-looking result that complements your physique.

Discussing Your Lifestyle and Activities

Think about your current lifestyle and daily routine when choosing breast implants. Patients who lead active lifestyles typically prefer implants that offer greater durability and a reduced risk of rupture.

Reviewing Before and After Photos

It is often recommended that patients review before and after photos of patients who have similar body types in order to gain valuable insights into the potential outcomes of breast augmentation. Your surgeon's portfolio of previous work can help you visualize different implant types and sizes.

Trying on Sizers

During the private consultation, Dr. Lampert will offer the opportunity to try on implant sizers. This allows you to see how different sizes and profiles will look on your body, helping you make a more informed decision.

Understanding the Risks and Complications

All surgical procedures come with some amount of risk. Knowing about these potential risks and complications, as well as the benefits and longevity of each type of implant, can help patients make a more educated decision on their treatment. Your surgeon should provide a detailed explanation and address any concerns you may have.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

Selecting the right plastic surgeon is of utmost importance in achieving successful breast augmentation results. Research board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive experience in breast augmentation and read patient reviews to ensure their expertise aligns with your goals.

Discussing the Recovery Process

Understand the recovery process for breast augmentation surgery and be prepared to follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions diligently to promote healing and minimize complications.

Trusting Your Instincts

Ultimately, trust your instincts when choosing the right breast implant. Take your time to research, ask questions, and consult with multiple surgeons until you find the one who listens to your concerns and provides honest, compassionate guidance.

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What is the takeaway?

Choosing the right breast implant is a significant decision that can positively impact your self-confidence and body image. By understanding the various implant types, considering your aesthetic goals and body proportions, and discussing your lifestyle and concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can make an informed choice that aligns with your expectations. 

Remember to trust your instincts and seek the guidance of a skilled and experienced surgeon who prioritizes your safety and satisfaction throughout the breast augmentation process. Dr. Lampert and his team of hand-picked specialists take every measure possible to ensure that patients achieve their desired look. Reach out to us today to learn more about your breast implant options. 

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