There are two breast implant materials widely available today: saline and silicone. Drs. Donaldson and Sieffert offer both, and they will help you to understand the pros and cons. Most patients at our practice choose silicone breast implants because they tend to look and feel more natural, have less chance of rippling and are more durable. Some patients still prefer saline breast implants because if the implant ruptures, the saline (which is just salt water) will simply be absorbed by the body.
Deciding Your Perfect Shape, Size & Texture
There are also several different implant shapes and sizes to choose from, as well as four different “profiles” and two different surface textures for breast implants. Drs. Donaldson and Sieffert prefer round, smooth implants in either moderate or high profile because the results seem to be the most natural and consistent. During your personal breast augmentation consultation, you can touch sample implants to feel the difference and even try them on!
How We Typically Place Breast Implants
Implants may be placed above, below or partially above and below the chest muscles (the “dual-plane” technique). You will learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each technique during your visit to the office.