Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Customizing your choice of breast implants at our San Jose practice is easier than ever. When it comes to choosing breast implants, the women from Palo Alto, Los Gatos, and other nearby communities who consult with Dr. Vincent Lepore get the board-certified plastic surgeon's insight into the options that will look the best based on the proportions of their bodies, their lifestyles, and their overall cosmetic goals.
To begin your conversation about breast augmentation with Dr. Lepore in San Jose, California, and to discuss your choice of breast implants, request a free cosmetic consultation online or call his office at (408) 356-4241.
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Getting the best results from breast augmentation surgery involves communicating your cosmetic goals to a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who can make those goals a reality. Dr. Lepore may advise a patient who comes in asking for a specific size of implant because it looks good on a friend that she would be better off with a different implant size. That's because every patient has a unique body type and proportion, and Dr. Lepore has the trained aesthetic eye to help you find the options that would make you look your best.
Additionally, one of Dr. Lepore's jobs as a plastic surgeon is to help you understand the breast implant options you have. There are so many choices on the market today, and more are coming out all the time. Dr. Lepore finds personal and professional fulfillment in evaluating these options and making sure they meet his patients' standards. He is glad to walk you through each of your many options until you find a great match.
Choosing the correct implants for you involves more than selecting a size, although that's an important decision. Other choices include the material filling the implant shell, the shape, the texture, and the implants' projection. Each of these factors is discussed below:
The first thing to know is that implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc), not bra cup sizes. That's because, as you probably know, bra sizes aren't standard and are an unreliable way to choose implants. Some of the other factors to consider when choosing an implant size include:
Looking at plenty of before-and-after photos and remaining flexible when it comes to Dr. Lepore's size recommendations are 2 of the best ways to get the results you want.
Breast implants are either filled with a saline solution or silicone gel.
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Implants are either round or anatomically shaped (sometimes called teardrop-shaped).
Both saline and silicone implants come in smooth or textured options.
Another part of the decision-making process is choosing the projection of your implants. The implant profile refers to its height versus the width of its base. Although the options offered by the 3 major makers of breast implants in the U.S. are similar, some offer more choices than others. The choices include:
A patient with a narrow chest who wants a fuller look in the upper pole of the breasts may select a high-profile implant, which is narrower at the base. The choice of profile depends primarily on the look of your natural breasts, your chest width, and your cosmetic goals. It's critical to discuss this factor with Dr. Lepore during your consultation and look at examples of the various options.
You'll also have the opportunity to try on the various sizes, shapes, and styles of implants, to assist you in determining the look that will suit you best.Plastic Surgery Info