After determining your implant filling, be it silicone or saline, it is now time to explore the various shapes, textures and sizes of breast implants.
Before moving on the pros and cons of a multitude of shapes and sizes for you to choose from, here are some introductory information on the types of shapes and sizes available on the market.
There are two main shapes available in the market, namely round and anatomical.
It is important to note that in some women, particularly those with an adequate amount of good quality breast tissue to drape over the implant, that the shape of the implant may be less important to the overall aesthetic result. Regardless, shape is not a factor to be looked at in isolation. Other considerations, such as implant sizes, matter as well.
A common difficulty faced by women who wish to undergo breast augmentation surgery lies in choosing the optimal size that also has a low risk of complications. The size of an implant can be determined by cubic centimetres (c.c.’s), a unit of measurement.
It is important to note that the moment you exceed the natural limits of your breast tissue, there can be a distortion of breast contour. Additionally, there is a chance that it can result in tissue damage such as breast tissue atrophy, overstretching and deformities. Other risks to consider includes numbness, pain, a longer recovery time and more. In such cases, reoperation may be required to rectify the damage. It is important to note that there is a possibility of some repercussions being irreversible.
Regardless of which breast implant size or shape you choose, all breast implants are likely to be required to be removed or replaced over time. Frequent complications include, but are not limited to, capsular contracture, implant removal (with or without replacement) and reoperation. Other common complications are implant rupture, wrinkling, asymmetry, scarring, pain, and infection.
To know which type of implant is suitable for you, please do your own due diligence and seek the help of a professional.