Breast Augmentation

Choosing the Best Breast Implants

June 10, 2023

Breast Augmentation

If you’ve decided to have breast augmentation to enhance the size and shape of your breasts, your next decision is which implants are best for you. Dr. Coville offers both silicone and saline implants but typically recommends silicone breast implants.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases a woman’s breasts’ size, shape, and fullness. This is typically achieved through the use of implants, which are inserted either above or below the chest muscle. Dr. Coville has been performing this procedure for over twenty-five years and will help you decide which approach is best for you. He will spend as much time with you as you need, and ultimately you will come to a choice together. 

Breast augmentation is a common cosmetic procedure that can significantly impact a woman’s self-esteem and body image. It is often chosen by women who feel their breasts are too small, asymmetrical, or have lost volume due to aging or pregnancy.

Breast Augmentation with Implants vs. Fat Transfer

Breast augmentation is often performed with implants but can also be done with fat transfer. This more natural breast augmentation option involves removing fat from another body area and injecting it into the breasts. Both types of procedures have their advantages and disadvantages. Implants typically provide a more significant size increase and are longer lasting, while fat transfer is less invasive but typically results in a more modest increase.

Breast Implant Types

If you choose to have implants for your breast augmentation, you will have multiple options for the size and shape of the implants to achieve your desired look. There are also different types of implants, the most common being silicone and saline.

Silicone and Gummy Bear Implants

Dr. Coville recommends silicone implants, which typically look and feel more natural. He prefers these implants made with medical-grade silicone for their safety and optimal results. Some firmer silicone implant types are called  “gummy bear” implants.

Saline Implants

Though Dr. Coville typically recommends silicone implants, he will also use saline-filled implants depending on the patient’s preferences and needs. Saline implants may be less expensive and require smaller incisions to insert. However, they are often more noticeable under the skin and may feel firmer than natural breasts. They are also prone to rupture and stretching out the skin over time due to the water within them. 

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How are Breast Implants Placed?

Breast implant surgery may be performed with IV sedation or general anesthesia, typically taking about an hour. Dr. Coville will make inconspicuous incisions around the areola, under the breasts, or in the armpits. He then places the implants behind the breast tissue or under the chest muscle.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation with Implants?

If you are dissatisfied with the size and appearance of your breasts, breast augmentation with implants may increase your confidence and self-esteem. You may be a candidate for breast augmentation if you have:

  • Naturally small breasts
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Loss of breast volume from pregnancy and breastfeeding

Ideal candidates are overall healthy and have realistic expectations for the procedure. Dr. Coville will discuss your goals during a detailed consultation to help you determine if breast augmentation is right for you.


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