Everyone has their own unique desires and goals when it comes to choosing breast implants. There are some women who prefer larger breasts while others opt for a more modest enhancement. Then there are some women who favor the tear drop shape over the traditional round shaped breast implant. As far as fillers go, innovations in the field of plastic surgery have allowed breast implants to be available in a wide range of materials that go well beyond just saline or silicone. Now, patients can choose from a variety of highly cohesive gel implants, including MemoryShape™ and Gummy Bear breasts implants. The possibilities are endless, so it’s only natural that some women may be a little indecisive when it comes to settling on one particular type of implant. But when it comes to breast augmentation, or any other plastic surgery procedure, it’s important to be as informed as possible in order to make the best decision.

Deciding on Breast Augmentation Surgery

New York plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer offers breast implant patients an individualized approach to breast enhancement surgery, getting to know each patient’s unique needs in order to determine the optimal implant choice. There are several factors to consider before breast augmentation surgery that Dr. Shafer goes through thoroughly. Though he believes in giving his patients the exact look they desire, Dr. Shafer is also realistic about results and places the patient’s safety above everything else. He will examine the patient thoroughly to determine their health, frame size, breast symmetry, level of subcutaneous fat, and skin elasticity in order to come up with the best choices for the specific patient.

Dr. Shafer always advises his patients as to the ideal solution for their goals that can match realistic expectations. Though some women may want to increase their breast size considerably with their first surgery, Dr. Shafer usually advises against this and explains that an increase of one or two cup sizes is best for the first treatment. That way, the patient’s skin can safely stretch to accommodate the new breast size and the patient can have some time to determine if large breasts are really what they want.

Dr. Shafer will also help patients determine what type of implant material would be best. There are advantages to both silicone and saline implants and sometimes, it all boils down to a matter of preference. Silicone implants already come in a specific size and shape and provide more of a realistic feel similar to natural breasts, while saline implants offer greater flexibility in terms of size and shape since their fill level can be adjusted.

There are several factors to take into account while discussing the best choice for breast augmentation surgery, but with Dr. Shafer as your New York plastic surgeon, you can rest easy knowing your ideal implant size and shape will be chosen so you can look and feel your best. To talk more about breast implants with Dr. Shafer, call Shafer Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.