Breast augmentation is the #1 cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States, and has increased 30% since the year 2000. As an experienced board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Guy Cappuccino uses a variety of implants, in a full range of shapes and sizes. We’re able to enhance the size and shape of the breasts to the unique needs of our patients. Our September Special is all about cleavage! Let’s talk about breast implants.
Saline & Silicone
We offer both saline and silicone implants, in different shapes, profiles, and textures. The implant may have a round shape, or a teardrop shape. Some of the decision for choosing round or teardrop is based on a patient’s personal preference. The round implant is most commonly used, and it comes in different profiles. Profiles vary by the diameter of the implant base becoming smaller. The breast is projected out further with a smaller diameter, which indicates a higher profile or projection. Most women that have a certain amount of existing breast tissue do very well with the round implant, and it gives a natural appearance.
The teardrop-shaped implant can work well for women that tend to have less natural breast tissue to start with or a breast shape deformity. The profile that is best for the patient is dictated by the existing breast size, the amount of natural breast tissue, the implant size chosen, breast shape, and chest wall shape.
The biggest decision for women tends to be the size of the implant. In addition to the amount of natural breast tissue, size selection also depends on the quality of the breast tissue, and dimensions of the breast. The size of a breast implant is measured in cubic centimeters (cc), and typically varies from 200 ccs to 800 ccs. The cubic centimeters don’t necessarily correlate to a specific cup size, due to the fact that every woman starts with a different amount of natural breast tissue. The most important factor is that our patients choose an implant size that is comfortable, and that creates the type of proportion desired. We offer New Look Now before and after visualization software free with each consult so women can virtually see their results of breast implants on their body before surgery.
Come in for a private consultation, and we’ll use measurements and an analysis of body shape to help determine which implants will achieve your desired look. Call today to schedule at 301-829-4110.