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Dear Dr.Togba

Q.  I’ve been into your nice office and seen your patient counselor. Your pictures of breast augmentation results look very natural. Do you use different shaped implants?

A. Dr.Togba. There are many variations of implants: anatomical round, teardrop, textured, and smooth. The choice depends upon the body type, the breast shape, and the patient’s preference. How the implant is placed and positioned also impacts the final look. For most patients, especially those with minimal breast tissue, it’s best to position the implant underneath the chest muscles. This gives additional padding and a softer contour of the upper half of the breast. Your Plastic Surgeon should be experienced in many types of breast surgery and can help you achieve a natural looking result.

Q.  What implant materials are available?

 A. Dr.Togba. At this time, all breast implants are made out of a solid silicone outer covering and filled with either saline or silicone gel. Choosing between saline and silicone filled implants is a personal choice that depends on many factors. Your plastic surgeon should be able to help you make an informed decision.