3 Breast Implant Types to Consider

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3 Breast Implant Types to Consider

Cosmetic breast surgery may be right for you if you want to restore the fullness or enhance the size of your breasts. Learn more about the different types of implants available for breast augmentation ahead of your procedure.

If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts and are considering breast augmentation surgery, it’s helpful to know what to expect ahead of time. One thing you need to think about in advance is what kind of implant you will choose to achieve your desired results.

At Pearce Plastic Surgery, our experienced surgeon Paul Pearce, MD, offers three types of breast implants for augmentation surgery. Dr. Pearce can discuss which is right for you during your consultation to make the most informed decision.

What to know about breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation is a type of cosmetic surgery to improve the fullness and shape of your breasts.

You may consider this type of surgery as you age and the natural volume of your breast declines. Implant surgery may also be an option if you have small breasts and are interested in enhancing your figure.

We offer comprehensive health evaluations before surgery to ensure you can tolerate the procedure and anesthesia without complications. Dr. Pearce also spends time learning about your surgical goals to ensure your results meet your expectations.

Types of breast implants we use

Several types of breast implants are available to meet the different needs of individuals who want to boost their self-confidence and transform their physical appearance.

At Pearce Plastic Surgery, we offer:

Silicone breast implants

Silicone breast implants feature a silicone shell filled with silicone gel. This type of implant has a more natural feel than other implant styles.

Silicone implants have Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approval for candidates 22 and older who qualify for breast augmentation surgery.

Saline breast implants

Saline breast implants are made up of a silicone shell filled with a sterile saline solution (salt water). This implant style offers a firmer feel than silicone implants and can enhance your breasts’ size and shape.

Saline implants are FDA-approved for people 18 and older.

Saline implants are FDA-approved for people 18 and older.

Silicone gummy bear implants

Silicone gummy bear implants feature a silicone shell that contains a highly cohesive silicone gel. If the shell should break, this implant continues to hold its shape.

Silicone gummy bear implants are FDA-approved for those 22 and over.

How breast implants fit into your body

Before your surgery, Dr. Pearce creates a treatment plan that he follows to ensure the best outcome for surgery. He determines how the implant will fit into your body based on your goals and physical structures.

Breast implants can either go over your chest muscles or under them. The two types of implant placements we offer include:

Submuscular placement

Submuscular means that we place the implant under your pectoral muscle. This technique may be ideal for those with a small amount of natural breast tissue to ensure a more natural appearance.

Subglandular placement

Subglandular positioning of an implant means that Dr. Pearce places the implant over your chest muscle but under the glandular tissue. You may benefit from this placement if you already have sufficient natural breast tissue.

Our goals with breast augmentation surgery are to help you reach your aesthetic goals and create results that look and feel natural.

If you’re ready to discuss your options for breast augmentation, call Pearce Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas, or book an appointment online today. 

Pearce Plastic Surgery
✆ Phone (appointments): 512-960-3920
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 512-960-3920
Address: 1600 W 38th Street, Suite 300
Austin , TX 78731