Breast Augmentation GET THE BREASTS YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED Breast augmentation offers women with small or unevenly sized breasts the possibility of a fuller, firmer, more symmetrical silhouette through the placement of saline or silicone implants. While these breast augmentations provide the most natural-looking enhancement of natural tissues and structures, they can also give women a completely changed breast that best reflects their desired appearance with a position, shape, and feel they may never have had before. At Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery, we’re sensitive to these desired improvements, and the personal impact breast enhancement surgery can have on female confidence because we understand the positive difference it makes in our patients’ quality of life. TYPES OF BREAST IMPLANTS Breast augmentation procedures all implement the use of surgical implants, with the main two options being saline- or silicone-filled implants. At Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery, Dr. Morkovich prefers to use silicone implants, based on the close similarity in look and feel to the natural female breast. Both implants are held together by a silicone shell, but saline-filled implants are filled to fit firmly with a sterile liquid saline solution, while silicone implants are filled with a thick gel that molds seamlessly to the breasts. Dr. Mordkovich prefers silicone not only for its look and feel, but in the unlikely case that an implant may rupture, the gel maintains its original shape and will not absorb into the chest tissues. During your consultation, you’ll have the option to try each implant type both virtually and with sample sets available in our clinic. Each patient has a choice of either a round or teardrop-shaped implant style, as well as choosing a smooth or textured implant. Rounded style implants are best suited for women that lack breast tissue, and want to create an even, fuller shape. The teardrop style implant slopes downward, where most of the filling occupies the lower side of the breast, creating an appearance more like natural breasts. The style you choose will inform the positioning of the breasts and placement of the implant within the breast tissue or muscular structures, and finally, the incision technique used by Dr. Mordkovich.