Breast Implant Options
We offer a full range of implant options to meet your needs
At Belcara Health, we know that not every patient is exactly the same. To ensure you get the perfect fit for the look you desire, you can choose FDA-approved implants from trusted providers: Mentor and Allergan. Each company has a proven record of creating high-quality, safe, and durable breast implants, so your choice comes down to which implants will fit you best!
Your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will help you choose the right implants for you at your consultation. The choice depends on a variety of factors, including your age, natural anatomy, your existing breast tissue, elasticity of your skin, and your desired final appearance.
What to consider when choosing breast implants
You might already know that you will be choosing between silicone and saline, but there are other factors that contribute to the look and feel of your breasts after your procedure.
1.) Filling: Saline or Silicone Gel
Saline implants have an outer silicone rubber shell that is filled to the desired size with sterile saline solution. Because saline implants are filled during the augmentation procedure, your surgeon can adjust the size as needed to make sure your desired look is achieved. A cost effective choice, saline implants have been available since the early 1990’s and provide a nice looking, fuller breast for many patients.
Silicone gel breast implants are composed of a gelatin-like substance that keeps form (like “gummy bears”) and feels more like natural breast tissue. These implants come in a large variety of shapes and sizes to achieve your wanted look. It is not uncommon to use differently sized implants for each breast to create symmetry. Because silicone implants look and feel so soft and natural, they are a very popular choice among breast augmentation patients.
2.) Projection: Low, Moderate, Moderate-Plus or High
Implant profile is a measure of base width vs. forward projection of the implants. A higher implant profile projects more prominently from the breast than a lower profile of the same implant. Each implant provider and implant type has varying ranges of profiles and use different terminology. Depending on your chosen implants, you may have anywhere from one profile option to four options.
The circumference of your chest wall will also help in selecting your profile. Generally, a narrow chest benefits from a higher implant profile to produce the desired size increase. This is due to needing a smaller base to achieve a naturally look that fits your frame.
Choosing a profile may feel overwhelming at first, but we’re available to help! Our breast specialists are board certified plastic surgeons who will guide you through this decision at your breast implant sizing session.
3.) Shape: Round or Anatomically “Shaped”
You and your surgeon will work together to choose what implant shape works for you: round or the newer “anatomically shaped” versions. Both of these implant shapes can look very natural, and your choice lies in finding the right fit to achieve the look you prefer.
Highly cohesive silicone gel implants are a newly FDA approved implant. They are made of a highly cohesive silicone gel that has a firm yet pliable consistency and a more form-stable shape than previous silicone implants. They offer asilicone shaped implant option for women who want a more natural, teardrop shaped slope to the breast.
Round implants come in both saline and silicone gel and provide more volume in the upper and lower pole. Shaped implants (also called “anatomical” or “contoured”) are more voluminous in the lower half of the breast, which mimics the shape of a more mature, sloping breast. The new “gummy bear” implants from all 3 manufacturers are shaped implants.
While “gummy bears” can be a great option for many women, round implants may give you the results you want if you’re looking for more prominent cleavage and youthful fullness.
4.) Surface: Smooth or Textured
Another choice we will help you make is whether a smooth or textured shell is better for you. Smooth shelled implants are a good choice with round implants, as they provide more natural movement and tend to result in less rippling than textured implants.
Textured implants have a rough surface that is designed to stay in place within the breast pocket. If you pick the shaped “gummy bear” implants, your implants will have a textured shell to ensure the breast is full in the right places.
At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated Financing Specialist available to help you secure financing for your cosmetic procedure and help making budgeting and paying for your breast surgery simple and stress-free. We’re happy to help you make plans for affordable monthly payments, so your new look will be a reality! Learn more about your financing opportunities.
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- Schedule your consultation by calling 410.296.0414 or contact us online
- Want to know what’s involved in the surgery? Read our surgery & recovery details.
- How can you get the perfect implant size? Learn what’s important in choosing implant size.
- Learn more information on Breast Augmentation surgery
- Find out more about our AAAHC accredited on-site Surgical Center
- Learn about additional services at Belcara Health: Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Wellness, Skin & Laser
- Learn more about Belcara Health’s world-class Medical Team
**NOTES: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for any given individual can only be determined through a consultation with our surgeons. Breast enhancement is usually cosmetic in nature and is therefore not covered by insurance, unless the indication for surgery was due to breast reconstruction.
I had a breast augmentation with Dr. Cohen and ever since my surgery, my life has changed dramatically! Friends and family always thought I should be comfortable with my body due to the youth of it, but I was far from it. I always had to shop around my boobs, and buying only shirts that made me look fuller than I was. Since my surgery, I am probably the most comfortable person, I’m confident, and I’m how a girl should feel about their body. Words can’t even express how happy I am now! Dr. Cohen and staff were so thoughtful and understanding; and helped make my process and decision making as simple as possible. You guys made me realize I’m not the only person who has felt this way about their body, and I thank you for that. I have recommended everyone to you, and have actually had friends get surgeries done with you guys. Thank you again!