Breast Implants in Wichita, KS
Women get breast implants to enhance and redefine the shape and size of their breasts. This is usually done through a surgical procedure known as breast augmentation. Depending on the patient’s goal, they can choose between several types of implants including saline, silicone, and Sientra®. These implants vary in size, shell thickness, and shape.
What Are Saline Implants?
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water (saline) encased in a silicone shell. Some are pre-filled, while others are filled at the time of the surgery (after the shell has already been inserted into the chest). This gives the surgeon control over the volume of saline solution needed to make the breasts symmetrical and of the right size.
While not always the case, saline implants tend to produce rounder, firmer breasts and give the appearance of significant cleavage.
Women opting for a saline implant need to have sufficient amounts of breast tissue; otherwise, there may be rippling around the breast’s outer edge following the procedure.
A saline implant leak is naturally absorbed by the body.
What Are Silicone Implants?
Silicone implants are filled with a thicker cohesive silicone gel that feels more like natural breast tissue than saline.
Silicone implants are often the go-to choice for most women considering breast augmentation, as it often provides the most natural look and feel. These implants are available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and levels of cohesiveness.
In the rare case of an implant rupture, the gel will likely remain within the implant shell and won’t invade other areas of the patient’s body. However, it is advisable to visit your plastic surgeon three years after the surgery and every two years for routine MRIs to ensure the implants are functioning correctly.
What Are Sientra® Implants?
Sientra® silicone implants provide the best of what silicone implants have to offer. These cohesive silicone implants have a highly durable shell with the lowest rupture, capsular contracture, and reoperation rate. With a cohesive silicone gel that feels like natural breast tissue, Sientra® implants are soft to the touch and provide fullness to both the upper and lower poles of the breast, offering eye-catching cleavage and natural comfort.
Sientra® offers a 20-year implant warranty and is only available to board-certified plastic surgeons. This gives Sientra® silicone implants unrivaled safety and standards.
How Do Round Implants Differ From Anatomical Implants?
Round implants are spherical in shape with a smooth shell, filled with saline or silicone gel. Round implants are a great choice for anybody looking for extra fullness and lift in the upper part of their breasts (upper pole).
On the other hand, anatomical implants are shaped like a teardrop. They have a firmer gel inside and are a great choice for anybody looking to fill the breasts and address shape issues. They are especially ideal for women with smaller, more petite frames, who do not have a great deal of natural breast tissue to work with.
What Are Smooth Implants?
Smooth implants have a soft, non-porous surface texture that allows it to rotate and move in the breast pocket the way that natural breast tissue could.
Is There a Difference in Cost Between Different Implants?
Implant selection is the most significant factor in your breast augmentation cost, and the cost of saline, silicone, and Sientra® implants vary greatly.
Traditionally, the more an implant is personalized, the more expensive it will be. (Saline implants are the cheapest among the three as they are cheaper to produce.)
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Conrad to learn more about the variables in breast implant cost.
Interested in Learning More About Breast Implants in Wichita, KS?
Working with the right plastic surgeon can help you choose the implants that are likely to deliver the desired outcome.
When you schedule a consultation with us, Dr. Conrad will help you explore your options and ensure you achieve the look and feel you want from your breast augmentation surgery. Contact us today at 316-681-2227 or fill our online form to schedule your consultation.