A critical component to achieving success in this procedure is selecting the right implant.
Today, there are many choices regarding the shape, size and filling material of the implants.
The first consideration should be whether or not a saline filled implant or an implant filled with silicone gel should be used.
Today, the vast majority of plastic surgeons recommend a silicone implant.
A silicone filled implant has a more natural look and feel when compared to the saline filled implant. Although there are no definitive scientific studies comparing the longevity of saline implants to silicone implants, it is widely agreed that a silicone implant will very likely last longer.
Implants comes in different shapes. The two broad categories include the so-called teardrop shaped implant and the round implant.
The majority of surgeons today utilize a round implant for breast augmentation. This is due to the fact that as the patient moves from a standing to a laying position, the implant behaves like breast tissue. In the standing position the implant assumes a profile similar to the teardrop implant. When the patient lays down it spreads out to look more like normal breast tissue.
Round implants comes in different profiles. The profile refers to the ratio of the diameter to the projection of the implant. Very commonly high-profile implants are utilized today with this procedure.