Breast augmentation has been a boon to women around the world and has dramatically boosted confidence. It is one of the most sought-after treatments in cosmetic clinics today. Breast implants helps you fulfill your desire for a fuller chest or restore breast volume that has been lost over time due to varying body weight or having kids. Breast implants improve the size and projection of the breasts by increasing their fullness.

Implant Type

Plastic surgeons usually perform breast augmentation using silicone gel implants or saline implants depending on the needs and goals of the patient. The volume of saline implants can be adjusted during the augmentation procedure, whereas the same is not true of silicone implants. Silicone gel implants have more a natural feel in comparison to saline implants. In addition, silicone implants are less prone to produce rippling than saline implants. In the past, silicone gel implants have needed a marginally larger incision to permit the implant placement when compared to the saline implants. However, today, surgeons make use of a specialized funnel, which enables them to insert silicone implants using a smaller incision in comparison to the traditional silicone-implant incision.

Implant Location

Breast implants can be placed either above or below the chest muscle. More often than not, plastic surgeons choose to place the implant below the chest muscle. The reasons for this include reduced risk of capsular contracture (the stiffness and hardening of the scar-tissue capsule around the implant) and a substantially more natural-looking end result thanks to the soft-tissue coverage of the implant.

Implant Size

Choosing the size of the implant is an extremely personal decision. There is no standard approach to decide the ideal breast size for each and every patient. The cardinal rule is to create a balance between the upper and lower body, additionally ensuring that the patient has no qualms in the long run. Your doctor can help you with your own unique needs and goals.


Most breast augmentation patients are thoroughly satisfied with the results of their augmentation surgery, and over 95 percent of patients felt that their appearance improved dramatically. Almost all patients do experience some changes in breast and nipple sensation right after the surgery, but this is not a cause for concern, as it is usually only a temporary issue.

It is imperative that you note that augmented breasts will undergo changes over time just like natural breasts, especially after pregnancy and weight loss. The breast implants used, irrespective of being saline or silicone implants, will need to be replaced after a time. Contact your doctor for more information on this.

Learning More About Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

Doctors Matthew Romans and Jeremy Silk are skilled and well-respected board-certified plastic surgeons with a wealth of breast augmentation experience. To speak with Doctors Romans and Silk regarding your breast augmentation goals, contact our office and make an appointment for a consultation. During your consultation, you will be able to ask any questions you may have and will learn more about your ideal breast implants.