Choosing your implant type can seem like a big and complicated step during your breast augmentation consultation, but one thing that makes it easier is the guidance of your plastic surgeon who can recommend the right one for you. It’s important to know your options, however, and Dr. Ortegon offers the best in latest implant options. Here’s what you should know about the best of these; Natrelle’s SoftTouch round gel implants.
Breast augmentation no longer comes with the choice of either silicone or saline implants. Gummy bear implants are a new type that use a more cohesive form of silicone filling to provide more customized feel and look. Similar to the feel and consistency of a gummy bear, these implants hold their shape when ruptured, versus traditional silicone implants that can leak. Higher levels of cohesiveness mean they are less squishy and hold their shape when held, which can be measured in ‘gumminess’. Gummier implants also mean more volume at the top of the breast because they can hold their shape so well.
Natrelle is one of the leading makers of gummy bear implants, and Dr. Ortegon prefers the INSPIRA® line of round gel implants. Although gummy bear implants are the first to offer an anatomical shape, the INSPIRA line of round gel implants offers the most projection and fullness all around the breast, which still remains the most popular shape among breast augmentation patients. SoftTouch implants also offer the best compromise between the most cohesive and least cohesive options, providing natural feel with preferred firmness and volume. This allows it to better hold its shape than traditional silicone implants, while also offering soft feel and the most natural results.
Although it’s common to talk about breasts in terms of cup size, breast implants can require a different scale. That’s because breast implants are measured in volume, or CCs (cubic centimeters), as well as profile, which is measured in projection. This means you will need to consider your intended results in terms of these two factors— how rounded and full your breasts will be, as well as how far they project. It’s important to remember that SoftTouch implants will hold their shape more than traditional silicone implants, so you can expect some fullness at the top of the breast as well as your chosen size and projection. Dr. Ortegon can help you determine the right size of SoftTouch implant for you and your results during a consultation.
Gummy bear implants are one of the best options when it comes to breast augmentation, and Dr. Ortegon can help you choose the right implant for your results during a consultation at our San Antonio office. Be sure to ask about your options for Natrelle’s warranty program with INSPIRA SoftTouch implants to protect your implants and your results. Contact us by calling or filling out our online form to learn more.
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