How Choose The #IDEALBreastImplant
If you are set on a Saline implant then strongly consider an IDEAL Saline implant, now FDA approved and available. It gives a much better shape and softer feel like silicone. See the below link for details. Here is some general information about choosing the right implant. It is very difficult to determine the exact size and shape implant you will require to best match your ideal breast image without an examination by a board certified plastic surgeon. Not just any board certified plastic surgeon, but one with many years of frequently performing breast augmentation surgery including different approaches, techniques and implant choices. This is because several measurements not to mention your breast characteristics are needed to determine the optimal implant size to obtain your goals. Without knowing these dimensions it would be difficult to make this determination. For example, the existing base width of your breast will determine, in many cases, the maximal volume per implant profile that you can accommodate. To illustrate; a 100 cc difference may make a significant difference with a narrow base width breast, but much less of a difference if you have a wide chest wall and wide breast “foot print”. Therefore, just because your friend may have a great result with let’s say a 350 cc implant to make her go from a “A” cup to a “C” cup size does not mean that you will have the same result with the same size implant. . Further simply placing implants in a bra to determine the size best for you is not always accurate as the bra often distorts the size, is dependent on the pressure the bra places plus the implant is outside your breast and not under it among other variables. Computer software morphing programs that automatically determine the best implant size can be helpful in some but not all cases (e.g. doesn’t work well in my experience with existing implants, sagging or asymmetric breasts). Using “want to be” photos however are useful if simply provided to the surgeon.
Choosing the right implant is done during the consultation after a thorough physcial exam and discussion. It is hard to say without seeing you.
Moderate or High Profile for Breast Implant Revision
Generally speaking I prefer the profile of Moderate Plus saline implants and High Profile silicone implants.
1) You don't have to make any such decision! This is a technical issue for your surgeon, based on the look you want and on your anatomy. You need to trust him or her. It is part of the surgeon's job!
2) On the breast augmentation page of my web site, there is information about implant selection.
This is going to take a discussion with your surgeon but you really won't know much until the new implants are in. How are larger implants going to make you look smaller than you are now? Most of this is dimensional. Higher profile implants stand out more than lower profile implants with less width. What profile do you have in now?
Breast Implant revision going larger
Every case is different. I meet women who want revision surgery that want to be smaller. larger, the same, etc. You have had your current implants for 10 years so there has been some relaxation or stretch of your natural tissues. Your plastic surgeon's office should be able to set the implants that are your choices side by side so that you can appreciate the differences in size and dimension. I wish you well.
Breast implant sizes and replacement
Is your current 425 cc implant a high profile implant? The number suggests that it is. There is a 550 cc high profile implant that you could use instead of the 650 cc. However, it's hard to make recommendations without examining you directly and assessing your skin. 650cc is quite large, and much heavier than your current 425 cc implants, which over time, could lead to more sagging and loose skin.
Discuss the sizes again with your surgeon at a second consultation until you're completely comfortable with your selection.
Moderate vs High Profile Breast Implants
It is hard to estimate what size implant you would need without examining your breasts. I understand that you have 10 year old implants. Do you have a signifianct capsular contracture?
Usually in a re-augmenation with a significan capsular contracture, I prefer to use high profile implants that are bigger than what is present. Because it is difficult to judge the right size implant after a capsulectommy, I usually use sizers to help select the best implant size.
Your surgeon is the best judge of the appropriate implant style and size. Make sure you voice all of your concerns directly with your surgeon.