Your Guide to Breast Implants

Are you ready for a breast augmentation? Changing your cup size can make you feel more like yourself than ever, but getting your results requires 1) a thorough understanding of breast implant types and advantages, 2) a dedicated surgeon, and 3) an informed plan for moving forward. Take your cue from the experts – here’s your guide to breast implants from the Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery team.

Understanding Your Options

When it comes to getting your breast augmentation, you have three key decisions to make: implant type, your surgeon and shape. Saline and silicone implants are both excellent choices in their own respects, but choosing the right breast implant for your needs depends on your overall goals, and the same goes for your choice of shape. Together, these options will help you achieve your optimal results. 

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are made of a silicone shell filled with sterile salt water.  During the procedure, your surgeon will insert the empty shells and fill them once they are in position. 

Advantages of Saline Implants

One of the key advantages of saline implants is their cost. They are less expensive compared to silicone implants; however, Dr. Chernoff rarely recommends saline implants due to the improvement in safety and improved technology of silicone implants. 

Disadvantages of Saline Implants

 Dr. Chernoff has over 25 years of experience with both saline and silicone breast implants. As a result of his experience, he recommends silicone breast implants over saline implants as a result of the drawbacks of saline implants and the improvements in silicone breast implants. Silane implants can sometimes result in visible rippling or a less natural feel compared to silicone implants. This is particularly true for women with less natural breast tissue to cover the implant, leading to a less aesthetically pleasing outcome. 

Ideal Candidates for Saline Implants

Saline implants are a good choice for women who currently have saline implants and are interested in replacing them with saline implants. By understanding the unique benefits and limitations of saline implants, you can make a more informed decision about your breast augmentation options.

Silicone Gummy Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants, also known as Gummy or Gummy Bear Implants, are filled with a cohesive silicone gel that mimics the feel of natural breast tissue. They come pre-filled and are available in various shapes and sizes to suit individual preferences. The outer shell of silicone implants is made of silicone, similar to saline implants, providing a durable and flexible structure.  Dr. Chernoff has been using Natrelle implants for over 20 years because of the quality of construction and advanced technology.   

Your Guide to Breast Implants

Advantages of Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are known for their natural feel and appearance because they closely resemble real breast tissue. This makes them a popular choice for women seeking a more authentic look and feel. Silicone implants also have a lower risk of rippling compared to saline implants, making them a better option for women with less natural breast tissue. Further, they are less likely to deflate over time, which means they can maintain their shape and volume for a longer period.

Disadvantages of Silicone Implants

Despite their advantages, silicone implants do have some drawbacks. They are generally more expensive than saline implants, which can be a consideration for some women. While silicone implants cost more, Dr. Chernoff recommends silicone implants for the many advantages over saline implants.

Ideal Candidates for Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are ideal for women seeking a natural feel and look, especially those with less breast tissue to cover the implants. Understanding these benefits will help you make an informed choice that aligns with your aesthetic goals and lifestyle.

Implant Shape

When choosing breast implants, you can select from round or teardrop (anatomical) shapes. Each shape offers distinct advantages depending on your desired outcome.

Round Breast Implants

Round implants provide a fuller appearance, especially at the top of the breast. They are often preferred for achieving a more pronounced cleavage and offer uniformity, which can be advantageous if the implant rotates. This shape is ideal for women seeking a more enhanced look.

Teardrop Breast Implants

Teardrop implants mimic the natural contour of the breast, with more fullness at the bottom. They are designed to provide a more natural appearance, particularly suitable for women aiming for subtle enhancement. 

Both shapes come in various sizes and profiles to match individual body types and aesthetic goals, ensuring a personalized fit and look.

Your Guide to Breast Implants

Making the Right Choice for Your Needs

Every successful breast augmentation begins by choosing the right surgeon to help you achieve your goals. Natural-looking results require a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of anatomy. As such, the right surgeon will incorporate your unique vision and their own wealth of knowledge to create an optimal outcome that makes you feel more confident than ever. 

Dr. Chernoff’s Approach

As a triple-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Chernoff has performed hundreds of breast augmentations, helping him to consistently rank #1 with patients across the board. His process is defined by a high level of personalization that puts your goals front and center. 

When you visit Dr. Chernoff for your consultation, we encourage you to bring in photo references of your desired breast size and shape, including examples you consider too small or too large. These photos will help Dr. Chernoff assist you in choosing the right implant type and shape. Additionally, the surgical team will hang these photos up in the operating room during your procedure to ensure your size is correct. 

From start to finish, your experience at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery will reflect your vision so you get the outcome you came in for. 


Your Guide to Breast Implants

Get Ready to Look Your Natural Best

Choosing the right breast implant is a significant decision that can positively impact your self-esteem and overall satisfaction. At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, we prioritize your individual goals and provide expert guidance to ensure the best outcomes. Whether you’re considering saline or silicone implants, our team is here to support you every step of the way, so schedule your consultation in Santa Rosa to get started today!