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Types of Breast Implants

Breast Implants

Types of Breast Implants, Breast implant cosmetic surgery is a highly customizable procedure with options for implant type, size, profile, and shape. Choosing an appropriate type of breast implant is a crucial decision to the success of the procedure. The decision will impact the final results of this plastic surgery procedure.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Baumholtz provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in Shavano Park, San Antonio, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Categories of Breast Implant

Breast implants are primarily classified into two main categories – saline and silicone gel implants. There is an outer shell made from robust silicone material in both the implant types. The material used in the inner core is different in both types of implants.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline implants have gained FDA approval for placement in women over the age of 18. Initially, these were the only implants with FDA approval making them very popular in the past. Saline implants contain sterile saline fluid in the inner core. They are designed to provide a patient with better tautness and shape to the breasts.

Saline implants have a major benefit that they can be surgically placed while deflated. The saline solution is filled as per desired need after placement. This means that the procedure can be completed using a smaller incision. Moreover, saline solution is natural which means there are no complications if the implant tears or ruptures following the procedure.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants were FDA approved after years of exhaustive evaluation. These are among the most sought-after breast implants now. Women enjoy a natural feel and touch with silicone implants. In addition, they also benefit from superior aesthetic appeal as a result of the soft-core gel. This implant can be placed in women above the age of 21.

The silicone gel core is similar to a breast’s natural tissue. This is why this implant has soaring success and popularity in breast enlargement plastic surgery.

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy bear implants are the latest to receive FDA approval. These form stable ultra-cohesive silicone gel implants contain viscous silicone gel core that enables them to retain form and stay in shape even when under pressure. The thick silicone gel prevents leakage in case of implant damage. This makes the implants cosmetically superior and safer.

Breast Implant Shape, Size and Profile

Silicone and saline implants are available in a wide array of sizes. You can choose from natural anatomical or round shapes.

Breast Implant Sizing

Breast implants are not measured by cup size, instead by volume. You can choose among implants ranging from 100 cubic centimeters to 800cc and more. Your particular lifestyle, breast tissue, and body type should be considered while choosing the right size.

Breast Implant Shapes

You can choose between teardrop shaped and round implants. Each implant can provide natural looking and beautiful results.

Breast Implant Profile

Breast profile will dictate the way the implant juts out from the chest. Your aesthetic preferences and chest measurements will be considered by the cosmetic surgeon for recommending the best option.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Baumholtz receives patients from Shavano Park, San Antonio, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.

To learn more about the Baumholtz Plastic Surgery treatments and procedures performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Michael Baumholtz please contact us.

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Dr. Baumholtz receives patients from San Antonio, Shavano Park, Texas and surrounding areas.

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irma gamboa
irma gamboa
My tummy tuck journey began about 3 1/2 months ago when I had my 1st office visit with Dr. Baumholtz. Dr. Baumholtz listened to what I wanted had done, he gave me his professional opinion and his recommendations and said “yes we can do it”, never pressured me to move forward with procedure, he told me when your ready you let me know. Dr. Baumholtz is an amazing Plastic Surgeon. I’m exactly 10 weeks post op - tummy tuck today, 3/18/22, I could not had asked for more, my results are amazing and could not be any happier. Dr. Baumholtz and his staff to date have gone above and beyond with my after care, they are always their for you and you are not left alone. Renee works with Dr. Baumholtz, she is very knowledgeable and always has an answer for you. Also, where I had my surgery was at emerge plastic surgery specialty center, awesome nurses and staff, always very attentive to me before and after surgery, facility was amazing. Thank you Dr. Baumholtz, you are awesome and thank for all you have done for me, I feel like I’m on top of the world. Anyone trying to get any plastic surgery procedure, go see Dr. Baumholtz, He WILL take care of you, he is awesome. 10 weeks ago today, 3/18/22, I’m amazed and beyond thankful, I’m just so happy with my tummy tuck.
Krystal Ausmus
Krystal Ausmus
The entire staff is amazing and everyone at the surgical center is attentive, kind, and very professional. Such a great experience!
Merlinda Valdez
Merlinda Valdez
There are so many reasons why I am extremely happy with Dr. B's work; one word keeps popping up is AMAZING. Dr. B performed a breast reduction and it's been several years that I have not felt this AMAZING physically and mentally. Dr. B thank you and your staff (especially Renee) for providing the most AMAZING service with honesty, availability, and making me feel safe. I would recommend all day everyday. TOP NOTCH SERVICE.
Kriezl Gutierrez
Kriezl Gutierrez
Dr. B and his team made my experience very comfortable. I was well informed even with my own research and they are available to you pretty much 24/7. Anytime I had a question , I was able to get an answer within the same day. I’m very happy and pleased with my results!
Valerie Zamora
Valerie Zamora
Super happy with my results! Doc was super nice & loved the 3D imaging to see what my possible results could be! 10/10
veronica duran
veronica duran
I couldn’t be any happier with my results!! The entire process was such an amazing & positive experience and one I will never forget. I was treated like a person rather than a number. Everyone, from the staff at Dr. Baumholtz’s office to the staff at the surgical center were so comforting and reassuring. Renee and Katherine at the office have been more than great, and the surgical center staff were so professional and caring. All my questions & concerns were addressed and I felt like part of a family. Thank you to all who were involved on my journey!!
Emma Cantu
Emma Cantu
Mommy Make-Over. Tummy Tuck/Breast Lift Best Plastic Surgeon! Dr. Baumholtz is highly regarded as an excellent surgeon among his peers in the medical community. Every expectation of my procedure was met and exceeded. After meeting different surgeons , I chose Dr. Baumholtz because he was the MOST honest about managing my expectations, and of course because of the fact that he is a highly skilled board certified surgeon! Trust your surgeon - Thank you Dr. Baumholtz and staff !
Lisa Rivera
Lisa Rivera
Dr.B is amazing. He will answer any questions you have, he will not pressure you to make a decision your not ready to make. Going to Dr B was the best decision I made! My results are beyond what I ever imagined! Dr B has the best bedside manner! I was nervous about my breast augmentation but he put me at ease and made me feel comfortable! I would recommend him to anyone! (Which I already have) Staff is also very professional and friendly! I love Dr B and his staff!