What Are All The Breast Implant Options Out There? 

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Types of Breast Implants

What Are All The Breast Implant Options Out There? You’re probably thinking that all breast implants are the same. They increase your breast size. But they aren’t as basic as you think. Breast implants come in all different shapes, sizes, textures, fills, and profiles. Because every woman has a unique body and a individual lifestyle, it makes sense that she should be able to choose what’s best for her among a plethora of breast implant options. In case you didn’t realize you had such a choice, or you’re not sure what the choices are, we’ve outlined and explained each option below. 

Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Silicone gel implants are a popular type of breast implant, because they feel very similar to natural breasts. That is how they got the name “gummy bear implants”. The FDA recommends an MRI every 2-3 years for women who have silicone gel implants, because if one of her implants ruptures at some point post surgery, she would only be able to detect the rupture through an MRI. This means that she is at risk for silicone gel leaking into her body without her being aware. Because these regular appointments are usually not covered by insurance, silicone gel implants are known for having hidden costs-the expensive MRI bills.

Silicone gel implants are can be either round or shaped. Round implants have equal fullness on top and bottom whereas shaped have a narrower top and full bottom, creating more of a natural look. Something to take into consideration with the shaped implant is that if it rotates, the implant looks disfigured and requires a second surgery to correct.

Saline Breast Implants 

Commonly referred to as “water balloon implants”, saline breast implants are composed of a single shell that has been filled with a saline solution, or sterile salt water. With these implants, a rupture is instantly detectable by the patient because the implant deflates. The advantage of this breast implant option is that it provides peace of mind because even if it does rupture, the saline is harmless to the body and safely absorbed in the case of rupture. These implants often only require a relatively small incision meaning a smaller scar post surgery. 

Structured Breast Implants

The IDEAL IMPLANT is the latest in implant technology and is growing in popularity because of its innovative design. It has a layered structure and a saline filling. This combination is what makes this implant look and feel like a natural breast, while providing the peace of mind of a harmless salt water solution. It also has dramatically lower rupture and capsule contracture rates than other types of breast implants as proven in the last 8 years.

Implant Profile Breast Implant Options

If you want an implant that looks both perky and full, high profile implants should be your choice. If you’re more interested in a subtle and very natural look, moderate profile implants are a wonderful option. The IDEAL IMPLANT structured implants are made to be high profile, however adjustments can be made during surgery to make sure you receive the fullness you are looking for, and that the breasts match each other in appearance. 

About Dr. Robert Colgrove

“Dr. Colgrove is noted for his cosmetic surgical skills of the face and body, including facelifts, breast augmentation and body contouring, using the latest and most successful surgical techniques. Dr. Colgrove takes great pride in his plastic surgery specialty and constantly strives to keep abreast of the latest, most advanced techniques in order to offer his patients the best options available.

One quality that sets Dr. Colgrove apart from many other surgeons is his passion for patient satisfaction. Not one to brush off a patient’s concerns, Dr. Colgrove takes the time to listen to his patients and fully address any issues.”

Choosing your care provider should not be a decision you take lightly. Doing your research on which doctors are properly trained and have the right amount of experience is crucial to the quality of your experience and the success of your surgery. Not only will you feel comfortable talking to Dr. Colgrove about your breast implant options, but you will also feel peaceful knowing that he is a Board Certified plastic surgeon and knows exactly what he is doing. Having a doctor that you can trust your body with is well worth the research. 

“I found Dr Colgrove 14 years ago and have great faith in him. There is no one else I would go to for any breast or body plastic surgery. He is the best. Period.”- Realself Review 

Researching breast implant options in Atlanta? Contact Dr. Colgrove today to discuss your options. Simply call 770-995-9000. Dr. Colgrove’s office is located at 1900 The Exchange SE Bldg 300, Suite 300 Atlanta, Georgia 30339. Contact Dr. Colgrove’s office for a no-obligation consultation today.



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