Breast Implant Options

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Areas Near Houston & Sugar Land, TX


Breast Augmentation procedures can improve the look of one’s breasts by altering their size and shape.

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A few implant options for a breast augmentation procedure include silicone, saline, and gummy bear implants. 

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Implant revision surgery can replace aging implants or fix imperfections from a previous augmentation procedure. 

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Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

Saline breast implants can be filled after they have been placed. This process may minimize breast augmentation recovery time for some women. However, when placed above the muscles in the chest, saline implant are more prone to visible imperfections over time. Saline may also not look or feel completely natural when placed above chest muscle.

Silicone implants are only available to women over the age of 22, and may increase both surgical and recovery time. The advantage of silicone implants is that they tend to produce a more natural look and feel, regardless of placement. In addition, these implants are less likely to suffer visible imperfections, even when placed above the chest muscle.

Anatomic Breast Implants

A new option, Form Stable Anatomic Breast Implants, can make your breast augmentation more rewarding and successful than ever before. Form stable anatomic breast implants are more commonly known as "gummy bear" implants. This is because their material, a cohesive silicone gel, can resemble the material of gummy bears. Cut a gummy bear in half and none of the material will leak out. The same is true for these anatomic breast implants.

The silicone gel achieves this stability and cohesion through heavily cross-linked silicone bonds. But while the science is complicated, the results are simple: these anatomic breast implants provide Houston-area women with a more natural breast appearance.

Anatomic breast implants offer a number of advantages over traditional silicone and saline implants, including:

  • Decreased chance of rupture
  • Lower incidence of capsular contracture
  • Decreased risk of "bottoming out"
  • Particularly excellent for breast reconstruction
  • A natural "tear drop" shape

Now, all implant choices come with certain trade-offs. If you choose anatomic breast implants, there will be certain drawbacks. Those include:

  • A slightly larger incision if placed under the inframammary fold
  • Less upper pole fullness

These breast implants also require a more technically demanding surgical technique in order to prevent rotation. Fortunately, Dr. Eisemann has a proven track record of surgical precision and technical innovation.

We believe in doing everything we can to help you customize your breast augmentation. Your experience with us should be overwhelmingly positive. With anatomic breast implants, we offer another way for you to achieve the results you've always wanted.