An Overview for Patients in Conroe: Breast Implants

Dr. Wesley Myers is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving The Woodlands and Conroe. Breast implants—their use, variety, and benefits—are an important part of his discussions with breast augmentation patients.

Here, Dr. Myers provides information about what breast implants are; the different types of implants he employs; and how he helps patients to achieve the most appropriate fit for their needs. After your review, consider visiting Myers Plastic Surgery for a complimentary breast augmentation consultation in Conroe.

Breast Implants: Use and Type

Through breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Myers helps patients improve the contour of their body; enlarge or reshape their breasts; and add greater symmetry between the breasts.

The implants he uses are medical devices that consist of a silicone elastomer shell filled with one of two types of materials:

  • Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater (saline) solution. Some are pre-filled and others are filled during the implant operation. The FDA has approved these implants for breast augmentation in women age 18 or older.
  • Silicone gel-filled breast implants use silicone gel instead of saline. They are approved for augmentations in women age 22 or older.

Conroe breast augmentation patients may also benefit from different implant shapes and surfaces. Implants may have a round or teardrop form, depending on the patient’s need. Surgeons may select from different levels of profile (forward projection). They may also choose a smooth or textured surface (textured implants may reduce the chance of capsular contracture and prevent shaped implants from shifting).

Lastly, when a patient is thinking about how she wants her breasts to look after a procedure, she is typically considering the size, or fullness, of the breast implants. These sizes do not correspond to bra sizes. Instead, they relate to the volume of material that the implant holds.

Choosing the Right Breast Implants

Conroe patients will often talk with a friend who has had a breast augmentation and use those results to make decisions about the implants they want. There’s nothing wrong with getting advice from someone who has been through the surgery, but it’s important to remember that every procedure is different, and each should be tailored to the patient.

As an experienced surgeon, Dr. Myers understands that the same breast implants in one patient may look full and natural while in another patient they would look unnatural and less aesthetically pleasing. Rather than choosing implants by volume, he evaluates dimensions and proportions to create the most beautiful breasts possible.

For Dr. Myers, the patient consultation helps determine the implants he uses. He takes the time to learn the patient’s concerns and personal goals, and he uses this information, along with their existing breast shape and size and body type, to decide the best approach. Each of these factors influences his recommended treatment and the final results.

Learn More about Your Options

Dr. Myers can answer additional questions you may have about breast implants and breast augmentation and can discuss the other cosmetic procedures he offers Conroe. Abdominoplasty, breast lift, and scar revision are all part of the continuum of care he provides, allowing him to assist patients with a variety of cosmetic concerns.

Call Myers Plastic Surgery for a free consultation at (936) 539-8115.