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Types of implants

Saline implants

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. Before they are filled, they are inserted into a small incision, usually in the armpit. Once they are placed properly, they are filled and adjusted so that each has the proper amount of liquid in it. The results are symmetrical, round, and beautiful.

Saline-filled implants are the only implants approved for patients aged 18-21. They have less of a natural feel and move less naturally than silicone implants. 

In the rare case that an implant ruptures, saline is harmless, and the rupture is immediately noticeable as the implant will deflate. Because of this, saline implants may be considered a safer option than silicone.

Silicone implants

Silicone implants contain a viscous silicone gel that looks and feels very natural to the touch and provides a natural shape and bounce. 

Silicone implants provide a wide selection of options for patients. The level of viscosity, shape, and texture can all be modified to your preferences. 

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy bear implants” is one popular form of silicone implants, made with cohesive silicone gel that feels the way natural breasts do. The gel viscosity has a firmer texture and achieves a plump, natural look that closely mimics natural breast tissue. Gummy Bear implants are made with cohesive silicone gel shaped into a teardrop. Gummy bear implants can help provide a larger cup size that appears realistic. They typically leave the patient with less scar tissue and have a reduced risk of folding or rupture.

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Implant profiles

Implants also come in low, moderate, moderate-plus, and high profiles, which refers to the width of an implant’s base relative to how far it projects outward from the chest.

Low-profile implants are wider and flatter, and therefore stick out from the chest less. High-profile implants are narrower and project from the chest more. Profiles also differ somewhat by implant manufacturer.

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Smooth vs textured

Round, silicone breast implants come in either a smooth shell or a textured (rough surface) shell. Saline implants, on the other hand, are always smooth textured. Textured implants minimize the risk of implant rotation, as it creates friction with the surrounding tissue. Smooth implants settle faster in the body, creating a natural hang. Dr. Cohen generally uses smooth implants unless there is a strong indication for texture.

Selecting a size

The size of breast implants is very much a personal decision based on your goals. Dr. Cohen takes careful measurements and can recommend a size that will suit your proportions for a natural or more dramatic look.

Why choose Dr. Cohen?

As an authority in the world of aesthetic breast surgery, Dr. Cohen has years of experience performing breast augmentation in Beverly Hills to enhance and beautify the breasts. He loves to see women happier and more confident with their new breast size, shape, and symmetry. 

Dr. Cohen provides the absolute highest-quality results possible for his patients and is able to perform even the most complex breast surgery procedures. Dr. Cohen’s warm, friendly and professional approach and his expertise and skill are the reason he is the plastic surgeon that women trust for this important procedure.

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