Choosing the right implants for your breast augmentation procedure can be an exciting process. At our Calgary practice, we help you select breast implants that are best suited for your body type and the cosmetic goals you describe during your consultation. Patients rely on the experience and expertise of Royal College-certified plastic surgeons to explain the benefits of the various breast implant options.
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When you started thinking about getting breast implants, chances are you focused on the size you wanted. Choosing the implant size is certainly an important decision for breast augmentation patients, but there are a number of other factors to consider before making a final selection. The array of breast implant options available today enables our surgeons to truly customize the procedure to meet your aesthetic goals.
These are the characteristics you'll consider when choosing your breast implants:
Our surgeons explain your choices in a way that will help you make the final decision. These options are also discussed during your consultation for breast augmentation revision surgery, if you are replacing your old implants.
Though women are used to measuring the size of their breasts based on the bras they wear, breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc) or grams. While you probably have a general idea about the size of implants you want based on photos or how a friend's implants look, it's best not to settle on a specific choice until after the consultation. That's because the identical size and profile of implants can produce very different results from patient to patient, due to the unique proportions of each individual's body.
Our surgeons use their training and experience to recommend implants that will achieve natural-looking results that fulfill your aesthetic goals.
The latest cohesive gel implants are the choice of most of our patients because most believe they look and feel more like natural breasts when compared to saline implants. Each type of implant has benefits and limitations:
Breast implants can be round or anatomically shaped (sometimes called teardrop-shaped), and which is best for your needs will depend on your personal preference and physical characteristics. Many patients desire a fuller appearance in the upper portion of their breasts, which round implants tend to provide.
An implant's external shell is either smooth or roughly textured. The textured exterior of shaped implants helps scar tissue to adhere to them, which prevents the implant from rotating within the pocket. Round implants may be smooth or textured.
An implant's projection, or profile, determines how much the breasts project from the chest. Our surgeon will first determine your optimal implant width based on careful measurement of your chest wall. From this, you can adjust your final appearance and size by adjusting your implant projection. The more projecting the implant you choose, the more fullness and ultimate breast size you will achieve. This allows you to customize your look while keeping the end result proportionate and balanced.
Our surgeons explain your options in a way that is easy to understand so you can feel confident in your decision.