Breast implants are commonly used in cosmetic surgery to improve the size and appearance of a woman’s breasts. The first breast implant was invented in 1961 in Houston Texas by the founder of the program where Dr. Alex Colque did his plastic surgery training. The technological advancements of the silicone breast implants have improved greatly since the first one was used.
Patients who are considering breast augmentation with breast implants in the Metro Milwaukee area have several choices of the type of implant they would like to use. There is a choice of having a saline filled breast implant or a silicone gel filled breast implant. There are advantages to each type. The saline implants are composed of a silicone shell that is filled with a saline solution. The current silicone implants are composed of a silicone shell that is filled with a thick cohesive silicone gel. This makes the silicone the less likely to rupture and leak. One advantage of saline implants is that if they were to rupture, the saline is quickly absorbed by the body. However, saline implants do not typically look and feel as natural as silicone breast implants.
In Dr. Colque’s Milwaukee practice, most of his patients will choose and silicone gel filled implants. Dr. Alex Colque only uses the top quality silicone gel filled implants in his cosmetic breast implant surgeries. These implants are soft and supple and have a more natural look and feel than saline implants. There are also different choices of silicone implants. These breast implants come in different shapes, sizes, and ratios. The different shapes, or profiles, of silicone implants can give you more projection, or less projection based on your personal desires.
Different profiles may also fit your body frame better than another. Different types of implants can also have different fill volume ratios and some can give you a more enhanced look or a more natural look depending on what you would like to achieve. During your consultation for breast implant surgery with Dr. Colque, he spends time with you listening to your desires, measuring your chest, and determining which breast implant would be best for you.
If you want a more natural appearing result, this can be achieved. If you want a more enhanced appearing result, this can also be achieved. Overall, there are many different choices of breast implant type, shape, and sizes. All of these great options are available to Dr. Alex Colque to help you get the Milwaukee breast implants or enhancement result that you would like to achieve.
This blog on breast implants is intended to explain the different choices that you have in breast augmentation cosmetic surgery. If you are considering breast implants by a top Milwaukee or Waukesha cosmetic plastic surgeon, please do not hesitate to call our office and schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Alex Colque M.D. at 262-781-9000.