Breast Implants

When undergoing breast augmentation (breast enlargement) , choosing the correct breast implants is paramount in obtaining an optimal result. Dr. Mohan will discuss the various implant types available, and our practice offers the full spectrum of breast implant sizes and shapes. The goal is to choose the best implant based on your anatomy and goals to obtain the result you are looking for.

If you would like more details regarding breast implants, please read below. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Mohan offers saline and silicone implants for breast augmentation (breast enlargement and breast reduction). Silicone implants can be round or anatomic in shape.

Saline Breast Implants

Breast Implants DallasSaline implants are approved for use by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) for patients above the age of 18. These implants consist of a saline solution placed inside of an implant with a silicone shell (outer layer).



Benefits of saline implants are as follows:

  • Less expensive than silicone implants
  • Placed through a smaller incision
  • Rupture of an implant is easily detectable


Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are approved for use in breast augmentation (enlargement) by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) for patients above the age of 22. These implants are placed much more often than saline implants. The newest generation implants have a highly cohesive silicone gel placed inside of an implant with a silicone shell (outer layer).

Benefits of silicone implants are as follows:

  • The surgical outcome is more natural in terms of look and feel
  • Lower risk of complications related to rippling

What Are Gummy Bear Breast Implants?

These are silicone implants with silicone gel inside that is highly cohesive. To put it more simply, the gel keeps its form, similar to the inside of a gummy bear. If you were to cut the implant in half, you would not notice any silicone gel leaking out. These implants are believed to have a more natural feel and more fullness superiorly.

Round Implants

Round refers to the shape of the implant and most breast implants placed for breast augmentation or enlargement are round. The round shape provides more fullness and volume in the upper part of the breast. All of the major implant manufacturers (Mentor®, Allergan, and Sientra®) make round implants and Dr. Mohan provides all three options.

Anatomic (Shaped)

These natural-looking breast implants have a more natural shape which is why they are called anatomic. The implants are more expensive and more commonly used in breast reconstruction. These implants are also used with women who have very little breast tissue and desire a natural looking breast with more shape and volume.

Smooth vs. Textured Implants

smooth vs textured breast implants dallasThese implants as the name suggests have a smooth exterior. Textured implants have a rougher surface and each implant company uses a different texturing process. Anatomic (shaped) implants are textured only.




Breast Implant FAQ

How much do natural looking breast implants cost?
Every patient has their own personal definition when it comes to what looks and feels natural. These definitions can be heavily influenced by cultural and interpersonal factors. This is because there is a range of sizes, shapes, and textures that can be defined as normal when it comes to human bodies, and everyone’s “normal” falls somewhere along a spectrum. This also means that there is no one-size fits all solution.
This is one reason why breast augmentation has so many different options and varieties and why the pre-surgical consultation can be the most important part of the process.
How much pain should I expect after breast augmentation?
There will be some discomfort after surgery — potentially more if your surgery involves implant placement in a subpectoral or submuscular pocket. Generally, however, most of the pain and soreness will be concentrated in the first few days after the procedure, and from there, you should continue to feel increasingly better. Dr. Raj will provide you with pain management options, including prescription pain medications, to make you more comfortable during this time.
When can I return to my normal activities after breast augmentation?
Generally speaking, you’ll need to refrain from any strenuous physical activity or heavy lifting for around four weeks after surgery. Most patients can go back to work sooner than this — usually within one to two weeks at the latest. Around this time, you should be able to start driving again as well (as long as you’re not taking pain medications). The exact timing will depend on how you’re recovering, however, so always check with Dr. Raj to determine when you can resume your regular activities.

 Schedule a Dallas Breast Implants Consultation

There are numerous implant options and it can be very confusing to choose one. All of the details will be covered in your consultation with Dr. Mohan and please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions. If you are interested, please feel free to schedule a consultation with Dallas area plastic surgeon Dr. Mohan. Dr. Mohan is a board certified plastic surgeon serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex serving Irving, Arlington, Grapevine, Southlake, Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Irving, and Coppell.




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