At SurgiSpa in Las Vegas, selecting breast implants is an essential (and fun!) part of a woman's breast augmentation procedure. Most women don't realize how many options are available when it comes to shape, filling, size, and profile. Dr. Cambeiro offers a full selection so that he can truly customize each woman's procedure. During your consultation, he will walk you through your choices and give his professional recommendation as to the implants that are best suited to your body, your lifestyle, and the look you want.
Dr. Cambeiro will help you understand all of your breast implant options. To meet with him, request a complimentary consultation or give our office a call at (702) 734-4100.
Implant Size: Getting It Right
One of the most common concerns for women thinking about breast augmentation is how to choose the right size for their breast implants. During your consultation, Dr. Cambeiro will ask you to describe in detail what you want your breasts to look like. You can bring in pictures of women who have the look you want or show him cases you like in his photo gallery. He will then zero in on the best size for you by factoring in the amount of breast tissue you already have, the width of your chest, the elasticity of your breast skin, and several other factors. This is where Dr. Cambeiro's years of experience and extensive training really come into play for the benefit of his patients.
"At my BA consultation, I told him how I wanted to look and he immediately knew the best size that would give me those results. I'm glad I listened to his advice because it was exactly what I was looking for." *
~Laura P. (Yelp review)
*Your results may vary.
To give you a better look at the possibilities, Dr. Cambeiro's surgical assistant will help you "try on" different breast sizes with implant sizers. Many women find this part of the consultation as enjoyable as shopping for new clothes; this is when things really become exciting! We recommend bringing a solid-colored, fitted shirt for this part of your consultation.
"You are more than welcome to return any time prior to surgery to make sure you are choosing the right size. Many women bring a friend or family member to help with the decision."
Most women want to look natural after surgery and may have concerns about going "too big." Dr. Cambeiro shares his honest opinion about the benefits and drawbacks of different implant sizes. He also performs breast surgery revision for patients who want to exchange their implants for a different size or type.
Saline or Silicone: What's the Difference?
Dr. Cambeiro offers the choice of breast implants filled with saline or silicone gel. All breast implants currently available in the U.S. have a silicone outer shell. See the table below for a comparison of the two types.
"Ten years ago 90% of my patients chose saline implants; now, 90% choose silicone."
Breast Implant Comparison
- Provides natural breast-like feel.
- Do not slosh.
- Ripple significantly less than saline
- Can feel firmer than natural tissue and can slosh.
- Provide more natural breast look, especially in thin patients. Move with your body like natural breasts.
- More prone to visible rippling.
- More expensive than saline implants.
- Less expensive than silicone implants.
- May go unnoticed because filling stays together. Requires monitoring with regular MRIs.
- Immediately noticeable. Filling is harmless and absorbed by the body.
- Usually 4 cm in length. Armpit incision increases complications and is not recommended.
- Usually less than 3 cm in length. Can be placed through any incision location.
For women considering silicone breast implants, Dr. Cambeiro offers the complete line of implants from Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra. Choices include:
- Highly cohesive silicone gel implants, often called gummy bear implants, include the Sientra® Silimed-brand, Mentor MemoryShape®, and Allergan Natrelle® 410 shaped implants. They are soft, doughy, and retain their shape even when cut.
- Cohesive silicone gel implants, such as Allergan Natrelle® and Mentor MemoryGel®, have stronger shells and thicker filling than silicone implants of the past. This less cohesive gummy bear implant provides a naturally soft and pliable feel.
Dr. Cambeiro offers saline implants made by Mentor and Allergan, which all come in a variety of shapes, profiles, and sizes. The silicone shell may be smooth or textured. Dr. Cambeiro prefers smooth saline implants because textured implants have been associated with visible wrinkling and unnatural feel. Because saline implants are filled after they are placed within the breast pocket, they are ideal for endoscopic breast augmentation and the volume can be adjusted after they are inserted.
Implants of all types are available in round and teardrop shapes. Round implants are most popular because they tend to provide optimal fullness in the upper breast and cleavage. Teardrop implants, also called anatomical or "shaped," mimic a natural breast shape that gradually slopes with more fullness at the bottom.
"The shaped gummy bear implants are popular with women who wish to have a more natural breast shape."
Breast implants come in a range of profiles, enabling Dr. Cambeiro to further personalize results for a variety of body types, and natural breast shapes and sizes. The higher the profile, the more the implant sticks out (projects) from the chest; its base will also be more narrow than an implant with a lower profile. In the illustration, the top implant has the lowest profile and widest base; the bottom implant has the highest profile and narrowest base.
With all that's involved in choosing the perfect implants, you owe it to yourself to seek the help of an experienced breast augmentation specialist. Request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Cambeiro, or call SurgiSpa at (702) 734-4100 to schedule your appointment.