Breast augmentation is currently the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the U.S. However when it comes to breast implants, many patients are confused or overwhelmed when selecting the right implant for them or researching different surgical techniques. We have put together a list of the five factors that you should consider when thinking about breast augmentation.

Implant Size

Breast implants are measured in ccs, typically ranging from 200cc to 600cc. The right implant size for you is usually based off of your anatomy and the desired final result. Women who are looking to achieve a more enhanced appearance without looking unnaturally large should be sure to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon who can educate them on which implant size will help them achieve their aesthetic goals.

Silicone or Saline

When it comes to breast implants, patients can choose from saline or silicone. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution, while silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel. Silicone is thought to have more of a natural appearance than saline implants, though they are generally most costly. The type of implant that is right for you can be discussed during your consultation.

Surgical Incision

There are three main types of surgical incisions for breast augmentation surgery. These include the transaxillary (in the armpit), the inframammary (in the breast fold), and the areolar (around the nipple) incisions. The right incision for you will depend on your individual anatomy and desired aesthetic results.


Breast implants come in two shapes: round or anatomical. Round breast implants have a symmetrical round shape, while anatomical breast implants look oval-shaped. When viewed from the side, anatomical implants have more volume at the bottom, giving the appearance of a more natural breast.

If you are interested in breast augmentation in Brandon, contact our office today to schedule a consultation!

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Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit