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What Type Of Breast Implants Should I Get? Silicone or Saline? Smooth Shell or Textured?

When it comes to Breast Augmentation you have 2 very different methods of augmentation to choose from:

  • Breast Augmentation With Implants

You can increase the size of your breasts by 1 to 4 cups with breast implants. This method of augmentation offers a more dramatic change in size and a set change in breast volume. You have a wide variety of implant options (size, shape, projection, etc) to choose from.

  • Breast Augmentation Without Implants

You can increase the size of your breasts by 1 to 2 cups with Natural Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation. Your own natural fat is used for this procedure so your body can reabsorb some of the fat that is transferred to your breasts. You may lose a small amount of volume over time.

Now that you have a clear understanding of the two main types of breast augmentation (with or without implants), let’s dig a little further into your augmemtation options to help you determine which customizations suit you best.

I Want a Dramatic Change in Breast Size, are Breast Implants the Best Option For Me?

Yes, if you are interested in a more dramatic change in the size of your breasts, implants are a great choice for you.

Implants have the ability to increase the size of your breasts anywhere from 1 to 4 cups. Breast Implants are designed for a set change in breast size. Unlike Natural Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation, the actual size of your silicone gel-filled breast implants will not deflate or lose volume over time.

What Are The Most Popular Breast Implants used At Dr. Avi Islur’s Practice, Silicone Gel-Filled, or Saline?

The most popular type of implants used at Dr. Avi Islur’s practice are silicone gel-filled, smooth shell, round breast implants (also called “gummy bear” implants).

Saline filled breast implants are an option for your breast augmentation, however, saline implants tend to have more complications such as rippling and a firmer feel when lying on your chest.

Dr. Avi Islur offers a new saline filled implant called the Ideal Implant that has many of the characteristics of a silicone gel-filled implant. It’s a good option for patients who specifically request saline filled breast implants. Saline implants only come in one type of projection (similar to a high profile or full projection). Saline offers some peace of mind for patients wanting to know immediately if their implants have ruptured as they will immediately decrease in size. With a silicone gel-filled implant the rupture rate, although very low, is considered a “silent” rupture as no change in size occurs and only a diagnostic test like a mammogram or MRI of the breast can detect it.

Both are safe options and both types of implants are offered by Dr. Avi Islur.

During your initial consultation you will be able to see, touch, feel (and even try on) different types of breast implant sizers. You will also get a digital preview of what your customized breast augmentation can look like according to the type of implants you chose.

Should I Get Smooth Shell Or Textured Breast Implants?

Dr. Avi Islur does not offer textured implants to breast augmentation patients at his practice. Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular procedures Dr. Avi Islur performs, so to stay up to date with all of the implant options on the market, Dr. Avi Islur visits manufacturing facilities world wide to learn about the manufacturing process for breast implants.

Textured breast implant shells are manufactured in a completely different way than smooth shell implants. Recent studies have revealed that textured breast implants can cause complications for breast augmentation patients. Patient safety is top priority at our practice, so Dr. Avi Islur does not to work with, nor does he offer textured implants at his cosmetic practice.

How Do I Know Which Size, Shape, or Style of Breast Implants are Best For Me?

During your initial consultation with Dr. Avi Islur you will discuss your aesthetic goals in detail. Dr. Avi Islur will assess your existing measurements and your unique surgical requirements to determine which type of breast implant is the best fit to achieve your desired results.

You can also visit our breast augmentation page to learn more about your augmentation options.

What Cosmetic Procedures Are Typically Performed At The Same Time as Breast Augmentation?

Some of the most popular procedures performed at the same time as breast augmentation include Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Fat Transfer, and Mommy Makeover. If you are interested in having multiple cosmetic procedures done at the same time as your breast augmentation, let Dr. Avi Islur know during your initial consultation for additional information.

How Long Is The Wait For Surgery?

If you have a preferred surgery date, do not wait until it’s too late! Dr. Avi Islur is one of the busiest and most sought after plastic surgeons across Canada, he runs a very active cosmetic practice. Patients typically book well in advance for consultations and surgery dates.

You can call one of our Patient Coordinators at (204) 813-0305 to reserve your consultation today.

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