Worried that other people will be able to tell that you’ve had breast augmentation? The way your implants are inserted above or below the chest muscles, how far out they project, the size of the implants compared to your existing breast tissue, and the way your breasts shift when you move your body are all factors that can potentially reveal that your breasts have implants giving them extra volume. The material used to fill your implant also goes a long way toward making your breasts appear as natural as possible. When planning your breast augmentation in the Philadelphia area, there are plenty of stylistic choices you’ll need to make with your surgeon, including the type of implant to be inserted. Although no implant will feel identical to own your fat and tissue, if you’re searching for the one that feels the most like actual breasts, we recommend choosing the newer generation of cohesive silicone gel devices.
If you’re very thin, but have little breast tissue, it’s particularly important to get the type of implant right, as there will be less skin and fat to cover the implants and “soften” their appearance. There are various types of implant options available—including saline implants, silicone implants, and the more recently introduced teardrop-shaped, gel-based devices that are nicknamed “gummy bear” implants. Saline implants contain a sterile saltwater solution, while traditional silicone implants are made with a thicker, more gluey material that some people believe feels more similar to natural breast tissue than saline does.
Gummy bear implants are a breakthrough innovation that have a much more viscous texture compared to other options. These highly cohesive, form-stable implants can retain their shape better than the other types, even in the event that their outer shells break, meaning you’re less likely to have leaks. Although these implants tend to be firmer, once the patient has had them for several months, the implants develop a very soft and natural-seeming texture. These implants should be less noticeable to both yourself and your partner.
Want to learn more about what’s involved in breast augmentation and the various options available? Talk to our team at Chapin Aesthetics. We can help you find the best type, shape, and size of implant for your body and aesthetic goals. Find out more by calling (267) 880-0810 or fill out an online contact form to request a consultation.