During your consultation with Dr. Vinyard, the type of filler (implant or fat transfer) will be selected based on your body frame and the results you hope to attain. Implants come in various sizes, profiles, shapes, and textures. Today, the most commonly used implant types are saline or silicone gel, both widely chosen and FDA-approved.
Individuals considering saline implants must be 18, while patients must be at least 22 years old to receive treatment with silicone implants. Other considerations include gummy bear implants and fat grafting (a fat transfer). Aside from the type of augmentation chosen, other distinct factors must be considered.
Some patients can achieve their desired look and feel with either type of implant, while others may experience a better outcome using one type versus another. Ultimately, it is your decision which is best for you. Our office keeps samples of both saline and silicone implants for you to feel while you are here.
Dr. Vinyard respects that throughout your lifespan, your breasts and desires for their appearance change. What you look like and hope to look like in your twenties might be different than when you are in your 40s. Dr. Vinyard will listen to your thoughts on your goals and then make his recommendations.