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Breast Implant Types

Fort Myers Breast Implants

One of the most important decisions you will make prior to your breast augmentation procedure is which type of implant will ideally complement your frame. Board-certified Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña offers a range of breast implant options to suit each woman’s aesthetic desires and anatomical needs. During your initial consultation Dr. Peña will listen to your concerns, carefully assess your frame, and help you choose the breast implant most suited to produce the look you desire.

If you are considering breast augmentation in Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, or surrounding areas of Florida, please contact Peña Plastic Surgery online or call 239-348-7362 to schedule your initial consultation.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution after they have been placed. This allows Dr. Peña to adjust volume accordingly and change breast implant size even after their insertion. Because they are flat when inserted, saline breast implants may also allow for a smaller incision.

IDEAL Breast implants are newly FDA approved saline implants.

Ideal Saline Implants

The IDEAL IMPLANT® is a new, FDA-approved breast implant that offers women breast augmentation results that look and feel natural without relying on silicone. The IDEAL IMPLANT has an internal structure comprised of a series of nested shells along with two chambers that hold saline. This unique structure allows for optimal regulation of saline movement, enabling better control of implant edges for a significantly reduced risk of wrinkling and folding – issues that may be common with other saline implants. Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña is pleased to add the IDEAL IMPLANT to the breast implant options available at our office and welcomes a chance to discuss how this new type of implant can help you achieve the results you deserve.

Saline is not very viscous and may be more prone to ripple, wrinkle, and distort than silicone. When breast implant placement is above the muscles in the chest, saline implants may also look and feel less natural than other options. However, many of these issues are reduced by placing the implants sub-muscularly.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants tend to produce a more natural look and feel, even when placed in the sub-glandular position. Gummy bear breast implants in particular are capable of producing a natural-looking end result when placed above chest muscles.

Silicone breast implants are filled prior to placement, which may require a larger incision. In order to minimize scar size  the Keller Funnel 2 is used with all silicone implant augmentations. Dr. Peña takes great care to ensure all breast implant incisions are hidden in the darker skin or natural folds of the breasts to help minimize post-operative scarring. In fact, when cared for properly, many scars will fade significantly within the first year.

There are a number of breast implant options Dr. Peña will cover with you during your initial consultation. To start the conversation, please contact our board-certified Naples plastic surgeon and schedule your appointment today.