Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure frequently performed by women of all ages in order to address the size, shape and volume of their breasts. This procedure includes the use of breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size and appearance of your breasts, to attain a more rounded shape and improve natural breast size and asymmetry. Breast augmentation increases the fullness and projection of breasts and enhances one’s self-image and overall self-confidence. In order to achieve one’s aesthetic goals, there are various types of breast implants that come in various shapes and sizes.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear implants are high strength, form-stable, highly cohesive silicone gel implants that are made of a semi-solid gel contained within an outer shell. Gummy bear implants contain silicone gel that is thicker than traditional silicone implants. They are well-known for their ability to retain their shape, even when the implant shell is cut in half. While these implants are found to be firm, strong and durable, they still retain the quality of remaining remarkably soft to touch. Gummy bear implants are available in round (traditional) and shaped (anatomical).
Round vs Teardrop
The two basic breast implant shapes are: Round and Teardrop. Round implants can create round and nicely proportioned breasts. Round implants add volume to the upper pole and lower pole of the breast. Round implants tend to be softer than teardrop implants. Teardrop implants are considered anatomical due to their unique shape. In contrast from the traditional round shape, the tear-drop appearance is similar to the contour of a women’s natural breast shape. Tear drop implants tend to be firmer than round implants. They have a higher degree of fullness to the lower pole of the breast and are tapered towards the upper pole. Dr. Zelken is certified by Mentor and Allergan for their MemoryShape and Natrelle 410 style implants.
Finding the right breast implant is dependent on a woman’s breast volume, size and shape, along with the desired outcome they would like to achieve. There are many options and variations in size, shape, volume and texture, all of which have their own unique benefits to decide for the optimal implant selection to best fit a woman’s unique body type and desired goals. #keepemguessing #bestkeptsecret