Is this you? You’ve finally made the decision to enhance your breast size through breast augmentation, but you’re still confused about which type of implant to choose? Well-meaning friends who’ve had the surgery and online forums can only answer so many of your questions. You need professional advice.
Dr. Kenneth Bermudez is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been performing breast augmentation surgery for over 20 years. In a one-on-one consultation, he can help you find the right breast implants to match your body, goals, and lifestyle. At his plastic surgery practice in San Francisco, California, Dr. Bermudez offers the saline Ideal Implant, and gel-filled (or “gummy bear”) implants. To get you started, here are some information on these and other implant types, and the advantages of each.
Saline implants are made up of an outer silicone shell that is placed empty in the body during the breast augmentation procedure, and then filled with saline (sterile saltwater) to the proper size. Since they are not filled until they are placed in the body, saline implants require a smaller incision than other implant types.
- Non-toxic to the body if leakage occurs
- The most economical implant choice
- Adjustable in size, as they are filled at insertion
- Less natural in look and feel than other implant types
- More prone to folding or rippling than other implant types
- For patients with thin skin or less body fat, implants may be visible
The Ideal Implant: A Breakthrough in Saline Implant Technology
Dr. Bermudez offers the latest in saline implant technology, the Ideal Implant. This saline implant has a multishell design with two separate saline-filled chambers that control the movement of the saline inside, preventing folding, rippling, and rupturing. Plus, they look and feel more natural than standard saline implants. To learn more about the Ideal Implant, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bermudez.