Breast Implant Types

Dermatology, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in New York City (NYC) and Manhattan

If you are considering breast augmentation, you have a unique body and unique cosmetic goals, and fortunately you can get a unique procedure. One of the ways to customize your procedure is with your selection of breast implant type. There are many different types of breast implants that can help you to get the results you desire.

At Juva Skin and Laser Center, we are dedicated to ensuring every woman gets the customized breast augmentation procedure she desires. This page includes some basic information about the types of breast implants available, but personalized recommendations can only be given during a consultation. Please call (888) 610-3133 or email us to schedule your consultation at our central Manhattan office.

Saline vs. Silicone

All breast implants currently available for cosmetic breast augmentation are filled with either sterile saline solution (the same salt water solution you might receive from an IV drip) or medical-grade silicone. Both types of breast implants are FDA approved as safe and effective, and give good results. Saline breast implants require a slightly smaller breast augmentation incision, are more adjustable during surgery, and are less expensive than silicone breast implants. Silicone breast implants are generally considered more natural in appearance and feel, and are less likely to show rippling or edge visibility.

During your consultation, we will discuss the benefits of each option, and how the tradeoffs compare for your natural breast tissue and chosen procedure options, including breast implant placement.

Breast Implant Shape

All breast implants currently approved for use in the US are round, but they come in different profiles. The profile of an implant controls how much the implant projects forward for its volume. Higher profile implants help women with narrower chests achieve good forward projection and cleavage without getting breasts that look too big for their frame.

During your consultation, we will talk about the results you want to achieve, compare them to the size and shape of your current breasts, and recommend the right profile breast implant for you.

Breast Implant Size

Breast implant size is one of the most important factors for achieving the look you desire. There are many pieces of advice out there for determining the best breast implant size, and we recommend that you should think about this a great deal before your consultation. Common home methods like the "rice test" or selecting outfits you want to look good in after your breast augmentation are a great starting place, but it's important not to get too hung up on a number before coming in for your consultation.

During your consultation, we will listen to your cosmetic goals and give our input to help you find the right size breast implants to get the results you desire. If you are still unsure about size during your consultation, we even offer breast implants that can be adjusted after your surgery to ensure you get results you are happy with.

Why Choose Juva Skin and Laser Center

As you can see from the options we offer, we are dedicated to ensuring you get results that best meet your expectations and goals. In addition, our board-certified doctors are trained specifically in cosmetic surgery procedures like breast augmentation. Our AAAHC-accredited surgical suite also gives the highest assurance that everything is in place for safety and the highest quality of care. Finally, we invite you to look at our Before and after gallery to get an idea about the quality of results we give.

To learn more about how breast implants can improve your appearance, please contact Juva Skin and Laser Center for a consultation at our central Manhattan location.

Bruce E. Katz, M.D., Director
60 East 56th Street, Suite 2,
New York, NY 10022-3204
212.688.JUVA (5882)or MediSpa: 212.421.9501
Fax: 212.421.9502

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