Making the right choice about breast implant design

The decision to have your breasts enhanced goes far beyond just choosing to have the procedure

After you have made the decision to have your breasts enhanced it is very important to start thinking about the finer details. Dr Margaret Anderson will provide step-by-step assistance when making these choices.

The design of your breast implant will determine the appearance of your breasts

There are a number of different steps you will need to consider when deciding to have your breasts enhanced. Despite this, it is important to not become overwhelmed – Dr Margaret Anderson will help to suggest a treatment plan that is tailored to your goal and your particular body shape.

Some different things you should consider include:

  • Implant Type
  • Texture
  • Implant Shape
  • Size

While these are all technical decisions, it will also be important to assess your emotional wellbeing and the benefits that surgery will have on your life to ensure that you are making the right decision. Some other technical decisions you will need to make  are the placement and incision point.

Implant type

We offer two different types of high quality implants:

  • Saline

Saline implants are typically firmer feeling and maintain the body’s temperature. Saline implants can have some visible rippling if sub-glandular (under the breast) or laterally if sub-pectoral (under the pectoral muscle).

  • Silicone gel

Silicone gel implants are generally thought to feel more natural do not have any rippling. While submersed in cold water they can feel cold until re-warmed by circulation. They have a slightly more capsular contraction.

Implant texture

We offer two different types of implant textures:

  • Smooth

As the name suggests, smooth implants generally feel smoother and less rippling may be visible. These implants can move more freely in the breast socket.

  • Textured

These implants have a thicker shell and can allow the body tissue to adhere to the surface which can reduce the risk of capsular contraction. Textured implants move less freely in the breast.

Implant shape

We offer two different shaped breast implants:

  • Round

The round implant shape will make the upper part of the breast fuller with varying degrees of projection. Round implants are arguably more universal and if rotation occurs no change in shape will be evident.

  • Anatomical

The anatomical implant has a thicker shell and is shaped more like tear-drop. This shape is widely considered to have a more natural appearance and is available with a combination of height, width and projection. This shape is often suitable for those who have little breast tissue, however if rotation occurs it will be noticeable.

Implant size

Dr Margaret Anderson will always advise our patients seeking a natural look to choose a size that is in proportion with their overall body. Some things to considering when choosing the size of the implant is:

  • Breast volume
  • Bra size
  • Breast width

The implant size is limited by the elasticity of the skin and the amount of breast tissue present. Prior to your surgery our medical professionals will discuss the size options with you to help you choose an implant that suits your body.

Supporting you through your decision

Dr Margaret Anderson can recommend which shape and size would best suit your needs when choosing to have your breasts enhanced at our surgery. In saying that, ultimately it is your decision and Dr Margaret Anderson will help guide you to what she feels will give you the most optimal results. We will always take into consideration your goals and what you wish to achieve with your surgery.

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To book a consultation with Dr Margaret Anderson please call our practice.

  • (08) 8267 6844
  • Suite 8, 1st Floor
    183 Tynte Street

    North Adelaide, SA, 5006

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