Breast augmentation with implants is one of cosmetic surgery’s most popular procedures. Preoperative consultations are essential to explain how the surgery is performed, the risks associated with the procedure and to determine which implants are best suited to the patient.
A lot of different implants sizes and shapes are available. These options allow Dr Walid Balti to offer patients their desired result, which is why the initial clinical examination is very important.
Round or anatomical ?
Round implants are spherical, symmetrical and have the benefit of filling up the upper pole of the breasts nicely with a ‘push-up’ appearance.
Anatomical implants are not symmetrical, volume is greater in their lower part with a softer curvature in the cleavage. These implants offer a more natural result by replicating the natural shape of the breasts, which can vary in height and width to adapt to each patient’s morphology. Another benefit of housing more volume in the lower part is that the implants provide a slight lift to the breasts. By positioning the mammary gland over the upper pole of the implant, breasts are lifted up with added support (unlike round implants that don’t provide support). This type of implant is usually beneficial for breast that have lost volume, because of weight loss or pregnancy.
What size ?
Surgeons do not force certain implant sizes on their patients, they work at finding the best compromise between optimal results and patients expectations. There are a lot of different implant profiles available (thickness, height, diameters, etc.) to accommodate any type of breasts. The patient has to make her final decision with the guidance of her surgeon. Implants can be tested to chose an appropriate size until the patient is sure about her choice.