The hottest summer months are in full force and for Californians that generally means days spent lounging beachside. But if the thought of wearing that itty, bitty two-piece leaves you feeling uncomfortable, you may miss out on some of your favorite warm-weather activities. With the help of Dr. Elias from Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, you can enhance your bikini body and get that extra oomph you’ve been lacking with a breast augmentation procedure.
The decision to undergo a breast augmentation is an incredibly personal one, as your unique curves and entire feminine physique must be taken into consideration. Our compassionate team understands that your needs and aesthetic goals are your own, which is why we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all breast procedure.
We want to know what you envision your new figure to look like so we can work with you to craft beautiful breasts that fit your identity. There are many different decisions to make prior to receiving a breast augmentation, but perhaps one of the most important is the type of implant.
Saline vs. Silicone Implants
Our Sherman Oaks practice offers both saline and silicone implants. Both types are actually made up of an outer silicone shell, but the material, consistency and final result can all differ.
Saline-filled implants are available to women 18 and older and are generally the cheaper of the two options. This type of implant is filled with a sterile solution made of saltwater. Dr. Elias will insert saline implants empty and fill them up once they are safely in place. This allows the implants to be filled to the volume of your liking. Saline-filled implants are firmer than the silicone type, and require a smaller incision since the implants are filled after the capsule is placed inside the breast.
Silicone-filled implants, on the other hand, are only available to women 21 years or older. These are filled with a silicone gel and are often preferred by patients for their more natural feeling. The gel of the silicone implants allows for a more cushioned feeling, rather than the firmness of the saline option.
In addition to the traditional silicone type, we also offer another silicone gel-filled implant called a gummy bear implant. Just like its name, this type of implant feels just like a jelly gummy bear. Both regular silicone implants and gummy bear implants require an incision that is a little larger than saline implants, since they are filled prior to inserting and placing them onto the breasts.
Discussing Your Options
When you come in for a consultation, you have the option to try on each kind of implant. While every implant type we offer is completely safe and effective, not every option is right for you. Dr. Elias will talk you through the advantages and disadvantages of both silicone and saline implants and encourage you to ask many questions.
A breast augmentation can boost your confidence and overall appearance, but we hope you’ll take the necessary time to consider which implant type is best for your needs. If you’re ready to get the proportions you’ve been seeking, call Southern California Center for Surgical Arts today at 818-616-6685.