A breast implant is a special tool used to change the shape and size of a woman’s breast. It can be used in reconstruction procedures done to replace breasts lost to cancer. Breast implants can also be used to correct congenital deformities of the breast or chest wall. They can also be used to increase the size of normal breasts.
Types of Breast Implants
There are different types of breast implants, and they are defined by the substance used to fill them. The two main types are saline and silicone. The right type for you will depend on a variety of factors, including the results you desire and the recommendations of our experienced surgeon.
Breast implants can come in different sizes and shapes. The round implants are the most commonly used type. One of their advantages is they do not change the breasts’ appearance if they rotate. They also make the breasts look full.
Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
The ideal candidate for breast implants will be a healthy woman with realistic expectations who is getting the implants for herself and not to please someone else. Patients who are getting breast implants to reconstruct their breasts after a mastectomy need to be cancer-free at the time of the operation.
The candidate should be at a healthy and stable weight. The implants cannot change in size, so weight fluctuations could make the breasts look unnatural.
A good candidate for breast augmentation understands that they will still look like the same person after the procedure. They are simply going to have more volume in the chest. As such, it is important to be emotionally healthy before the procedure as well.
Schedule a Consultation at Our Office Today
The best way to see if you qualify for breast implants is to visit the Rios Center for Plastic Surgery. Our surgeon and his team can evaluate your situation and determine if this procedure is right for you. Located in Edinburg, we gladly serve clients in the Rio Grande Valley/RGV areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for breast augmentation!