Shaped vs. Round Implants
Both saline and silicone gel implants come in the traditional round form or a teardrop shape, called anatomical or simply "shaped." Round implants are used to achieve more fullness in the upper breast, but can still look extremely natural. The shaped implants more closely mimic the shape of a natural breast, with a slope and increased fullness in the lower breast. Dr. Smith can achieve excellent results with both round and shaped implants, and will help you make this selection based on what is best for your body and your goals.
How will I choose the right implant size for me?
Choosing the size that will meet your cosmetic goals can seem like a complicated process. The same size implants that look great on one person may not be the best option for you. That's why it's so important to choose a plastic surgeon such as Dr. Smith who uses his extensive experience and sense of aesthetics to help patients in Orange County choose the breast implants that suit their cosmetic goals and their lifestyles.
Dr. Smith makes the process simple and even quite fun. Patients can see and feel different styles of implants during their consultations, as well as review before-and-after photos to get a sense of what implants will get the results they want for their body types.
Are silicone implants really safe?
Silicone breast implants are some of the most studied medical devices in history. The Food and Drug Administration re-approved them for use in women who are at least 22 years old in November 2006, after 14 years of hearings, studies, and reports.
Hundreds of thousands of women around the world have received silicone implants since the 1960s, and in fact, while the devices were restricted in the U.S. they were never banned in other countries. No credible medical evidence has ever come to light linking the implants to serious complications.
Trying to visualize how you'll look after plastic surgery can be challenging. You can check out a surgeon's before-and-after photos, talk with friends who've had similar procedures, and even leaf through magazines filled with pictures of surgically enhanced stars. But when it comes to getting the reassurance you need about a potentially life-changing decision, there's no better option than VECTRA 3-D cosmetic plastic surgery imaging in Orange County.
Dr. Andrew Smith chose this innovative new technology to provide his patients with a way to get a better idea of how they will look after their procedures. Whether you're considering breast enhancement or facial sculpting, the VECTRA's advanced 3-D photography can provide you with realistic representations of your post-surgery results.
If you are considering plastic surgery, the best way to learn about how VECTRA 3-D technology can help you is to request a FREE surgical consultation with Dr. Smith. You can also call our Corona, Huntington Beach, and Irvine plastic surgery offices at (949) 345-1255.
Dr. Smith has been specializing in breast implants for over 15 years. Reach out to him today so that he can help you achieve the most natural looking and beautiful breast augmentation result!