410 or Round Memory Gel Breast Implants for Natural Look?
- Asked by Amanda1061 in St. Louis, MO
- 3 years ago
Is the 410 right for me or do I go with a round Memory Gel instead? As I entered the Breast Augmentation process, I was confident that I wanted the shaped 410.
At my first consult, I compared it to the traditional Saline & Silicone implants. I liked the feel and the shape of the 410 more, and thought it was the way to go. But the more I read, the more it seems that the 410 may be too firm/rigid/cold to come across as natural?
I am 5'4", 115 lbs, 2 kids not breastfed, 33 years old, and a very small 34A (ribcage 29"). Considering under the muscle, C cups. Looking for natural shape, not Pam Anderson. Thanks!
Which breast implant is best for me?
One of the things I find most interesting is the amount of misinformation the average patient must sift through when researching breast augmentation surgery. In particular, I think that many patients become overwhelmed with implant choices and the abundance of information about these options available on the Web.
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Shaped or Round Gel Breast Implants
Hello Amanda, and thank you for a great question. Choosing the ideal breast implant shape and size is a very common dilemma for women when thinking about having a breast augmentation performed. I tell my patients that the most important decision is the volume of the breast implant. This one detail is what will determine your overall satisfaction with the procedure. Get the size right, and you will be so happy. Choose too big or much too small and you will regret it. In light of this fact, it is crucial to get the sizing right, and to do this effectively you will need to spend a great deal of time in the doctor's office trying on various sizes and going over pictures. In my office, we also use Crisalix 3D imaging to help further decide on the size and shape of the implant. Seeing yourself in 3D makes a difference, and can sometimes result in a slight size change. Once all of this is complete, you should feel confident that you have chosen the proper implant for you, and that your surgeon understands the look and goal you are trying to achieve. If not, don't have surgery until you feel great about your decision. It is not rude to ask more questions or try more sizes until you feel comfortable. With all of this complete, I rarely have a patient that wishes they would have gone a little bigger or smaller.
As far as the new, gummy bear, shaped implants, they are very nice and provide a nice breast enhancement without the round fullness at the top of the breast. Many patients want this more "natural" look while adding volume. I like these implants very much, but they have to be put into the proper patients, because not everyone is a candidate for these new implants. Pick your surgeon and your implants carefully and you will be very happy. Follow the youtube link below to see a video of me placing the 410, gummy bear implants. Wishing you the best of luck....
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Natural look - Round vs. Anatomic implants
It really depends upon you shape if you were to choose a round vs. an anatomic shape implant. If you have a well formed breast just insufficient volume then you would do well with a round implant. From the shape of your breast you will do fine with either implant. Vectra 3 D imaging is a great educational too which helps patients visualize the difference between all of the implant choices > 500 types and sizes.
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Breast implant size
It is very important to communicate your size goals with your surgeon. In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or “C cup” or "fake looking" means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate.
I use intraoperative sizers and place the patient in the upright position to evaluate breast size. Use of these sizers also allow me to select the press implant profile (low, moderate, moderate plus, high-profile) that would most likely achieve the patient's goals. The patient's goal pictures are hanging on the wall, and allow for direct comparison.
I have found that this system is very helpful in improving the chances of achieving the patient's goals as consistently as possible.
By the way, the most common regret after this operation, is “I wish I was bigger”.
I hope this helps.
Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/choosing-your-size.htm
410 implants are the form stable cohesive gel implants that are not available unless you are part of the research protocol. My understanding of them and the appreciation from meetings, is that they are firmer and not as soft and natural as the memory gels.
410 implants or Memory Gel
Both can give you natural looking results but the 410 breast implants is considerably more expensive, needs a longer incision, and is firmer than the memory gel. Also, if the breasts are different sizes, it is more difficult to correct with the 410 implant. Hope this helps!
Natural look breast implants
Hi, both implants you mentioned can give a natural look to the breasts. The right implant for you really depends upon the quality of your breast tissue. This can only be determined with an examination.
I would suggest seeing a plastic surgeon in your area with experience with both implants who can evaluate you and give you an honest opinion. If you decide on the 410 implants, be sure that your surgeon has significant experience with them as they are more challenging to place than the round implants. Good luck, /nsn.
Breast implants for natural look
Without photos my guessmatic is... go back and discuss in detail with the surgeon you have chosen. Be sure to completely understand the issues you are asking before having surgery. Regards.
Shaped vs round breast implants
In most cases the round gel implants under the muscle will give you the best looking and feeling result. The shaped implants can get into problems with one not healing exactly oriented as the other and creating a visible asymmetry. They also can be firmer to the touch so I always use rounds. Choosing the right size has been covered extensively in other answers.
Web reference: http://www.randcosmeticsugery.com
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