How to choose the right implants for Breast Augmentation

How to choose the right implants for Breast Augmentation


Breast Augmentation is the surgical procedure which results in breast enlargement.

Many women feel uncomfortable with the size and shape of their breasts. Breast augmentation is a safe and comforting solution to:

  • Enhance the appearance of breasts.
  • Add volume in the breasts after significant reduction of their size (due to pregnancy, weight loss).
  • Correct small or asymmetrical breasts.

The operation can be performed either with the insertion of an implant or with fat transfer from another body part. The most popular method to achieve the desired size, shape and texture of the breasts is with the use of implants.

It is important to clarify that the procedure is approved and safe, and there is no relation with silicone implants and breast cancer.


In Harley Elite Group, we understand the complexity of the procedure and we stand along with you to consult and navigate you through the most important decisions around implants’ selection.



Every woman’s body is different. Every woman’s lifestyle and aesthetic are different. Thus, every woman’s implant choice must be different. Choosing the right implant for your body & desired result might be challenging, but following these steps could pave the way to the right choice:

  1. Type

The two main categories of implants are saline or silicone.

Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution, and they are covered with an outer silicone shell. They offer a firmer feel, suitable for patients with less breast tissue.

Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel, featuring a silicone outer shell. They are preferred by most surgeons and patients because of their natural look and feel. Having adequate breast tissue and an experienced surgeon will make the implants unnoticeable yet the result truly exceptional.

  1. Shape

The implants’ shape can be either round or teardrop. The right choice depends on the patient’s anatomy as well as the goals of the treatment.

Round implants are circular and symmetric, resulting in a more enhanced look. They have been the traditional choice as they offer a natural look and shape to the breasts. You are suitable for round implants if you are looking for an augmented result of your natural shape.

Teardrop implants’ shape is inspired from the shape of natural breasts. They offer more volume and projection in the lower half. You may be suitable for Teardrop implants if you have minimum breast tissue, low sitting nipple placement or wideset breasts.

  1. Texture

Smooth implants tend to be softer and have a natural feel. However, there is a possibility of those types of implants to shift around, as they lack friction. Therefore, they are not recommended for patients with low quality tissue, as it will lead to a revision of the procedure.

More textured implants with rough surface stay in the proper position, anchoring in the surrounding tissue. The disadvantage of the textured implants lies on the less natural feel.

  1. Placement

All breast augmentation procedures require a pocket to be created for the implant to be placed inside. This pocket can be formed either over the chest muscle (sub glandular) or under the chest muscle (subpectoral).

Most commonly, the implants are placed in between the mammary gland and the muscle. When there is lack of breast tissue to efficiently cover the implant, they are placed under the chest muscle.

The placement of the implants is a critical decision you should make discussing with our experts.

  1. Size

We recommend you not to think in terms of cup size when selecting your implants, as it varies by brand. Instead, the selection should be made according to the best and most natural feel and appearance. Following the advice as well as the guiding lines of the surgeon will result in the most successful outcome.

  1. Trust the right surgeon

Of course, the most significant decision you must take is to choose the right surgeon, as he will be responsible to guide you through all the foregoing dilemmas.


Finding and trusting the right surgeon also seems like a challenging quest. Always choose an expert Breast surgeon with experience in that type of plastic surgery. Expert surgeons are specialized and exclusively trained for breast enlargement or breast reduction procedures.

Our surgeons at Harley Elite Group are qualified and can provide you the excellent care you are looking for. Do not hesitate to book a FREE consultation with our experts to discuss the right implants selection and any concerns you may have to ensure the successful results. We are available 24/7 for our clients.