Dr. Roque Ramos
Specialized cosmetic surgeon, pioneering in modern cosmetic procedures in St. Louis, MO

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16216 Baxter Road. Suite 250
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(636) 489-0769

Types of Breast Implants: Which is Right for You?

When choosing to get breast implants, there are a lot of things to consider. Of course, it’s essential to make sure you get the procedure done by a cosmetic surgery expert and board-certified surgeon. But, it’s also crucial to consider what kind of procedure or breast implants you’ll get. 

The right surgeon will make sure you get a safe and proper St. Louis breast augmentation done.

But, before anything else, it would be good to look at plastic surgery versus cosmetic surgery. As much as these two sound like the same thing, they aren’t. Plastic surgery is for reconstructing deformities of the body. Cosmetic surgery, on the other hand, is for enhancing a person’s appearance. 

woman's chest area with a tape measure for breast measurements

Breast Implants Basic Definition

One of the more well-known ways to augment your breasts would be through implants. When you’re considering getting breast implants, how you’d like it to look would definitely be a significant factor. This can also help you decide what kind of implant to get, as there are three kinds that you can consider.

Silicone Breast Implants

This type is probably one of the most common. It’s round in shape, the softest and most natural feeling. Any unnatural appearance of the skin is less likely, helping the implant be less noticeable. These implants will also hold their shape should there be any leakage. One drawback would be the big incision that the surgeon will need to make, as these are already pre-filled.

Gummy Bear Implants

This kind of implant is also made of silicone but has more improvements to it. These are less likely to rupture or ripple under the skin but feel firmer than the silicone ones. While these come in round and teardrop shapes, it’s this appearance that will help your implant look more natural. 


Just like the silicone implant, a bigger incision will need to be made when implanting these. But, since this is like a more improved silicone implant, it will cost more.

Saline Implants

Aside from silicone implants, there are also implants filled with a sterile saline solution. This kind does have a bigger chance of rupturing, but these can be easily detected. If ever they rupture, there’s no need to worry as the saline solution is safe for the body to absorb. Inserting these require a smaller incision as they are not pre-filled, but these won’t feel as natural as the silicone implants.


Body Contouring

If you’re not sold on getting implants to augment your breasts, body contouring is another option you can consider. One specific sculpting procedure you can consider is getting a fat transfer. This procedure is minimally invasive, requiring only a small incision for liposuction and an injection of the fat into the breasts. 


A fat transfer will feel and look the most like a natural breast implant since it’s really just fat implantation. While there are risks of complications, you won’t have to worry if you get the right surgeon.



There are a lot of options if you do want to get a breast augmentation. While all of them may have their pros and cons, the best choice you might want to consider is who’ll be doing your procedure. By having a board-certified surgeon and a cosmetic surgery expert handling your augmentation, you can at least have some peace of mind knowing you’re in good hands.

New Improved Body
Dr. Roque Ramos

New Improved Body is the premiere cosmetic surgery clinic in St. Louis. Headed by its medical director, Dr. Roque Ramos, this cosmetic enhancement center has been operating for years. Dr. Ramos is a licensed physician who received his board certification in year 1998. From this point onwards, Dr. Ramos specialized in cosmetic surgery, pioneering the use of modern cosmetic procedures in his area. This made new services such as the Body-Jet Water Liposuction and CoolBreeze Skin Laser Treatment available in his locality.

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