Leading Breast Implant Surgeon in Toronto Ontario
At Rice Cosmetic Surgery, we understand that deciding to undergo breast augmentation and choosing a breast implant is a difficult decision. Most research suggests that women think about breast augmentation for many years before actually having the surgery performed. It is not uncommon that women will visit many cosmetic surgeons for a breast enlargement consultation in Toronto. At our office, we understand this and encourage it. Remember this is your body and you need to feel comfortable in your choice of plastic surgeon and your breast implant.
Things To ConsiderSelecting Breast Implants
Saline Versus Cohesive Gel ImplantsBreast Implant Types
Saline implants are a silicone elastomer shell that is filled with a saltwater solution known as saline. This is the same solution that patients get when having an IV. Saline implants come deflated and are filled with the saline once inserted into the breast. Saline implants have a slightly higher tendency to ripple than cohesive gel implants and therefore need to be placed under the muscle more often. Saline implants tend to provide a more rounded appearance to the breast.
Cohesive Gel Implants
A cohesive gel breast implant is a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel inside. These implants, which have been available for breast augmentation since the year 2000, differ greatly from the previous generation of silicone implants. To understand the consistency of a cohesive gel implant, many patients are told to bite into a gummy bear candy and look inside. For this reason, many patients ask their doctors for “gummy bear” implants rather than referring to them as cohesive gel implants. These implants are widely recognized for their ability to closely mimic the soft, supple appearance and feel of natural female breasts. A cohesive gel implant is filled with a thicker substance than liquid silicone and does not leak if the implant shell holding it inside the breast is ruptured. Cohesive gel implants come in two shapes, an anatomical and a round shape. The beauty of the anatomical cohesive gel implants is that they come in a variety of heights, widths, and projections, while with a round implant you can only alter the width and projection. It should be noted that anatomical cohesive gel implants are best for women seeking natural-looking breasts that are roughly proportionate to their body structures. Anatomical cohesive gel implants are not recommended for women who are seeking overly large breast enhancement. Rice Cosmetic Surgery is able to recommend an implant that is closest to the natural shape of your breasts, allowing for a more natural looking breast. We offer both round and anatomical cohesive gel implants.
Round Versus AnatomicalBreast Implant Shapes
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