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Understanding Your Breast Implant Options

Choosing the right type of breast implants can have a dramatic effect on the final results of your breast augmentation. With a range of materials, shapes, and sizes available, you can customize your surgery to suit your natural figure for stunning results. At our Chesterfield, MO, practice, Dr. Stanley L. Librach provides both saline and silicone implants in a variety of styles. He can sit down with you before your procedure to discuss the advantages of each type. Based on your preferences and a comprehensive physical exam, Dr. Librach can recommend the breast implants which will provide the aesthetic effects you desire. 

Important Considerations

Breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure, meaning there are a variety of choices you must make prior to your treatment. While this process may seem overwhelming, Dr. Librach can walk you through each choice related to your implants so you can feel comfortable about your decision. When it comes to your implants, you can choose the:

  • Material
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Size 

These different aspects of your implants work together to create your final result. Dr. Librach and our team are dedicated to tailoring treatments to the unique needs of our individual patients. We understand what an important decision breast augmentation is and will take the time you need to choose the ideal implant for you.

Saline vs. Silicone 

Both saline and silicone implants come in different sizes, shapes, and textures. With saline, the implants shells are filled with sterile salt water. This implant type tends to have a firmer, rounder effect. Silicone implants are filled with a gel-like material which more closely mimics the feel and movement of real breasts. 

For most of our patients, we recommend silicone implants, as they provide a more natural look. However, the best choice for you will depend on your anatomy and your desired result.

Breast implants in gloved hands

Differently shaped breast implants can achieve various effects.

Round vs. Teardrop-Shaped

The shape of your implant can also affect the final results of your breast augmentation. Round implants tend to make breasts appear fuller and the appearance will not be compromised if they rotate. 

We recognize that no two breast augmentations are the same and we will tailor your breast implants to suit your unique needs and preferences.

Teardrop-shaped, or anatomical, implants more closely mimic the natural shape of breasts and can provide a more realistic result. However, if the implants do shift, there is a greater chance of aesthetic issues. Dr. Librach can assess your natural contours and recommend the optimal shape for your figure.

Textured vs. Smooth

Another decision to make when choosing your implants is whether you want a textured or smooth surface. Textured implants are less likely to move around inside the breast and need repositioning. Often, teardrop implants have textured surfaces to keep them in position and avoid an unnatural shape. 

In contrast, smooth implants have a softer feeling. Since they can shift around within the breast, you may also experience a more natural movement. Round implants tend to work well with smooth surfaces.

Selecting Your Size

The final step in customizing your breast augmentation is choosing the size of your implants. All the implant types we offer come in a range of sizes. Depending on your natural breasts, Dr. Librach can help you choose the implant size most suited to your desired effects.

Tailored Treatment Options

Dr. Librach and our team are dedicated to treating our patients as individuals. We recognize that no two breast augmentations are the same and we will tailor your breast implants to suit your unique needs and preferences. You can discuss your options with Dr. Librach during your free initial consultation at our office. Contact us online or call (314) 699-4013 today to speak with a member of our team.

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16216 Baxter Rd
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Chesterfield, MO 63017

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Chesterfield Office

16216 Baxter Rd
Ste 325
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Open Today 10:00am - 5:00pm

More Info Directions (314) 699-4013