Anatomical Implant softness. Any suggestions?

I understand that anatomical implants arent going to be as soft as a tound silicone implant but how hard are we talking at say the 9 month mark?

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Firm implants

Yes, true anatomical implants are slightly firmer that smooth round. In my experience this is a youthful firmness that my patients do not complain of. By the 9 month post op they will seem very soft to you. It is all in perspective. If you were changing implants from a smooth round to an anatomical you would be more likely to notice this difference initially than someone whom has never had smooth implants. The firmness-called form stable silicone is necessary along with texture on the outer surface of implant to prevent implants from "spinning or turning" within the pocket.

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Sientra are the softest and yet strongest available.   Also they come in a shaped form AND a round form.  The Mentor Memoryshape is next in firmness and finally, the Natrelle 410 line from Allergan is most firm of all.  

Peter J. Capizzi, MD
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Anatomical Implant softness. Any suggestions?

Anatomically shaped implants, in general, are somewhat firmer (form stable) than similar round silicone implants.  Also, in order to prevent the anatomically shaped implant from spinning (and thus becoming improperly oriented) these implants have a rough coating which causes them to stick in place (similar to velcro).  These two factors can make anatomically shaped implants feel less soft than smooth, round implants.  However, you should check with your surgeon for their recommendation for implants in your particular case.  Best wishes, Dr. Lepore. 

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
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Anatomical Implant softness. Any suggestions?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but  also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast tissue… Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants, saline implants or in some cases, fat transfer. One of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures.

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Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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I would suggest meeting with a board certified plastic surgeon and ask to feel the implants. Under the breasts, you first feel your breast tissue. Saline implants are usually the firmest in feel, and the smooth round gel implants are the softest.

Connie Hiers, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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