Selecting the right breast implants is one of the most exciting parts of undergoing breast augmentation. Our Denver patients often ask how they should choose the right size, shape, or material, as there are so many options to pick from. Breast augmentation is not a one-size-fits-all procedure and is highly customized to each patient’s needs. Depending on your lifestyle and aesthetic goals, one type of implant may suit you more than another.
Curious about which breast implant may be your best choice? Here are a few common types of patients we see at our practice.
Colorado is well-known for being an extremely active state. Whether they are hiking, biking, rock climbing or skiing, many of our patients want natural-looking breasts that won’t get in the way of these activities. Silicone gel implants are an excellent choice for these women as they are lightweight and move well during high-impact exercises. Silicone gel holds a firmer, steady shape and won’t “slosh” when running or moving. They also mimic the look and feel of a natural breast, creating a subtle feminine boost.
Recently Had a Baby
Pregnancy impacts each woman differently, but many new moms report that their breasts look “deflated” after breastfeeding. Adjusting an implant profile—how far the breast projects from the chest—can accommodate this problem. Higher-profile implants help restore fullness to the upper part of the breast and create a youthful, perkier shape.
Our younger patients often want fuller, larger breasts but may have a limited budget. Saline implants usually cost less than silicone implants and are FDA-approved for patients 18 and older. Saline implants are also filled by the surgeon after being inserted, allowing your doctor to fine-tune the size. They are easier to replace if they fail, so there is no need to change or “upgrade” saline implants at a certain time.
Many older patients are looking for a more subtle, natural-looking approach. Silicone implants feel the most natural to the touch, and a teardrop-shaped implant mimics the fall of an actual breast. The silicone material also holds its shape well and has less chance of visible rippling. While slightly more expensive, silicone implants are often preferred by many women who consider them worth the investment.
Breast implants come in many different styles, allowing them to be customized to your unique needs. In the end, the choice is between you and your plastic surgeon, who will guide you toward the best option for your lifestyle and desired result.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of real patient results. If you would like to learn more about breast implants and breast augmentation in Denver, please request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice office by phone at (303) 951-2100 (Denver) or (303) 278-2600 (Golden).