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Your Guide to Understanding Allergan Natrelle® Breast Implants

Posted December 30, 2015 in Blog, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Surgical Procedures, Uncategorized

Before undergoing breast augmentation, there is a lot of information that patients must become familiar with and many decisions that they must make. To make this process easier, here is your guide to understanding Allergan Natrelle® Breast Implants, which are Dr. Taylor’s primary implant choice for breast augmentation.

A Brief Overview of Silicone Breast Implants

Here are some important characteristics of silicone breast implants:

  • FDA approval: Silicone breast implants are approved for use in breast augmentation for women ages 22 and older and for breast reconstruction procedures.
  • Appearance: Silicone mimics the look and feel of natural breast tissue.
  • Size: The size of a breast implant is measured in cubic centimeters (cc’s) of volume and does not correspond to cup size. The larger the number of cc’s, the larger the implant.
  • Shape: Natrelle® Breast Implants are all round, which makes the breasts appear fuller and poses no cosmetic concern if the implant rotates.
  • Texture: Smooth implants move freely within the breast pocket and provide the softest, most natural result possible. Textured breast implants grab hold of the surrounding tissue, making them less likely to shift within the breast pocket. However, they are more feelable and are more prone to palpable and visible skin ripples.
  • Profile: High profile implants project out further from the chest wall and have a narrower diameter than low profile implants. Moderate plus implants have a higher projection than moderate implants but will have the same base width.

About Allergan Natrelle® Breast Implants

Natrelle® Silicone-Filled Breast Implants are made of a silicone elastomer shell filled with a soft, cohesive silicone gel. These implants come in a single lumen round design with varying textures, profiles, and size ranges. Natrelle® INSPIRA™ Breast Implants, the newest and most advanced silicone implants, are also made of a silicone elastomer shell filled with a soft, cohesive silicone gel. They also come in a single lumen round design with varying profiles and size ranges. Two key differences between these two implant types are that Natrelle® INSPIRA™ Breast Implants have a higher gel fill (meaning less skin ripple issues) and are only available with a smooth surface while Natrelle® Silicone-Filled Breast Implants can be smooth or textured.

Natrelle® Silicone-Filled Breast Implant Styles

Here are the different styles, textures, profiles, and size ranges of Natrelle® Silicone-Filled Breast Implants:

  • Style 10: A smooth shell surface and moderate profile, available in sizes 120cc to 800cc.
  • Style 15: A smooth shell surface and moderate-plus profile, available in sizes 155cc to 752cc.
  • Style 20: A smooth shell surface and high profile, available in sizes 120cc to 800cc.
  • Style 40: A smooth shell surface and moderate profile, available in sizes 80cc to 560cc.
  • Style 45: A smooth shell surface and extra-high profile, available in sizes 120cc to 800cc.
  • Style 110: A BIOCELL® textured shell surface and moderate profile, available in sizes 90cc to 510cc.
  • Style 115: A BIOCELL® textured shell surface and moderate-plus profile, available in sizes 150cc to 716cc.
  • Style 120: A BIOCELL® textured shell surface and high profile, available in sizes 180cc to 650cc.

Natrelle® INSPIRA™ Breast Implant Styles

Here are the different styles, profiles, and size ranges of Natrelle® INSPIRA™ breast implants:

  • Style SRL: A smooth shell surface and low profile, available in sizes 110cc to 610cc.
  • Style SRLP: A smooth shell surface and low-plus profile, available in sizes 125cc to 640cc.
  • Style SRM: A smooth shell surface and moderate profile, available in sizes 140cc to 755cc.
  • Style SRF: A smooth shell surface and full profile, available in sizes 180cc to 770cc.
  • Style SRX: A smooth shell surface and extra-full profile, available in sizes 200cc to 800cc.

During your consultation, Dr. Taylor will help you understand how each of these styles would look on you and how to best achieve your desired appearance. He will also discuss with you other details such as incision locations and implant placement. Dr. Taylor will help you to make the most educated and informed decision about your breast implants to ensure that you have a successful breast augmentation experience.

For more information and to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Taylor, contact our office today by calling (626) 577-7730. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form.

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