Choosing the Right Type of Breast Implants for You (2023)

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If you are considering breast augmentation, you may be wondering what kind of implants are available to choose from.

Dr. Ramon Robles offers a wide selection of breast implant types, shapes, and sizes. We can completely customize your treatment.

Learn why patients from Scottsdale, Avondale, and Greater Phoenix, AZ, choose our board-certified surgeon for their breast augmentation...

Breast Implants Can Address a Wide Range of Concerns

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Undeveloped Breasts

Augmentation with implants can enhance the size of the chest, creating a more feminine figure and balanced hip-to-chest ratio.

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Asymmetrical Breasts

While some degree of asymmetry is completely normal, a significant difference in the size of your breasts can be apparent even while clothed.

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Misshapen Breasts

Breast augmentation can alter the shape and projection of the breast mound, allowing for a rounder, perkier, and more youthful appearance.

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Paying for Breast Augmentation

Whether you are interested in breast augmentation, abreast lift, or a complete mommy makeover, we want to make treatment as affordable as possible. Our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have and help you apply for financing.


Because the cost of breast augmentation varies based on several factors, we need to understand your goals and develop an effective treatment plan. After your in-depth consultation, our plastic surgeon and office staff can provide you with an accurate, transparent price quote.


We offer monthly plastic surgery promotions to make our services even more affordable. To find out which specials are available to you this month, call our Phoenix office at (602) 266-5100. We welcome patients from Scottsdale, Avondale, Glendale, Mesa, and surrounding areas.

In-House Financing

We offer in-house financing plans for qualifying patients. These fair and affordable plans break up the total cost of surgery into more manageable monthly payments so you don't have to pay the entire fee upfront.

Third-Party Financing

We also accept financing from CareCredit®, a highly reputable healthcare financing company that offers no-interest and low-interest monthly payment plans. Patients can apply online to see which plans are available to them.

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Did You Know?

Dr. Robles has performed more than 5,000 breast augmentation surgeries throughout his career. This experience, along with his board certification, affiliation with prestigious medical organizations, and use of the latest technology, allows him to provide consistently excellent results.

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Take the First Step Schedule Your Implant Consultation

It is important to work with a plastic surgeon you trust to understand your goals and achieve the results you deserve. At Robles Plastic Surgery, we take time to learn about each patient's unique needs. Together, we can customize a procedure that not only enhances your breasts but compliments your figure as a whole.

Our surgeon usescutting-edge techniques that minimize short-term side effects andourbreast augmentation surgeries producestunning long-term results. Patients in Avondale, Scottsdale, and the greater Phoenix, AZ, region, can schedule a consultation with Dr. Robles today to learn about their breast augmentation options. You can reach our practice online, or by calling our office at:

(602) 266-5100

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I did research before continuing my procedure as well met with many other surgeons. Dr Robles, and his staff were amazing! They made me feel comfortable and safe. Even before the procedure the nurse stayed with me until it was time for me to go in! Everything they explained & how it would be was the exact way, I knew exactly what to expect. I highly recommend doctor Robles as a surgeon. Thank you to his office staff as well they were very helpful and professional! Thank you again!!

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Dr. Robles and staff and great! The office is classy and they make you feel more then welcome! I love my BA results! Even my BF agrees Dr. Robles did an awesome job and gave me exactly the look I wanted. I wouldn't go to any other surgeon for future procedures. Thank you Dr. Robles and staff!!

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Breast Implant Materials


Customizing your procedure begins with selecting the type of breast implant. Dr. Robles offers two primary types of breast implants.

​Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants consist of a silicone shell filled with a saline solution. After Dr. Robles has positioned the implants inside your breasts, he will fill them with the solution.

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Saline Implant Benefits

  • Approved by the FDA in 2000 for use in women over the age of 18.
  • Since the implants are filled after placement, they typically require a smaller incision. This also means they can be placed through any incision type.
  • Your breast size can be adjusted after treatment, to an extent.
  • These implants offer a rounder aesthetic, which some patients prefer.
  • Saline implants are the more affordable option.
  • The saline material is safely absorbed by the body in the event of a leak. This produces a noticeable difference in breast size, so women are aware that the implant has ruptured.


Advances in the materials used for saline implants have made them look more natural than ever. However, they generally look less lifelike than silicone alternatives. This is more noticeable in thin women with small amounts of natural breast tissue.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone implants consist of a silicone shell, pre-filled with a silicone gel.

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Silicone Implant Benefits

  • Approved by the FDA in 2006 for women 22 years of age and older.
  • Many women prefer silicone breast implants because they look and feel more like natural breast tissue.
  • Silicone breast implants are less likely to result in rippling or wrinkling.
  • There are many types of silicone breast implants available. We offer silicone gel implants and gummy bear implants, which produce natural-feeling breasts.


  • The density of the silicone gel prevents the material from leaking or migrating in the event of a rupture. While this prevents the gel from causing health problems, it also makes it more difficult to detect ruptures. Women need to undergo an MRI to identify a silicone implant rupture.
  • Since silicone implants are pre-filled, they require larger incisions. In some cases, larger silicone implants can't be placed through an areolar or transaxillary incision.

Customizing Implant Size and More for Your Body

During your consultation at our Phoenix practice, we create digital previews of your potential results and have you try on implant sizers to help you select from your options. Aside from choosing between saline and silicone breast implants, you will also customize the profile, shape, texture, and size.


The breast implant profile refers to how far the implant projects from the chest wall. Breast implants come in a range of profiles including moderate, moderate plus, high, and ultra-high.


You can also customize the shape of your breast implants. Round implants offer a fuller overall shape and more dramatic cleavage. Tear-drop implants produce a more natural slope and curvature of the breasts. We may also recommend a breast lift to correct sagging of the natural tissue.


Patients can also choose between smooth or textured implants. Smooth implants often feel more like natural breast tissue, where textured implants may have a lower chance of capsular contracture, where the tissue around the implant tightens and hardens.

Contact us online to ask a question or request a consultation. You can also reach us by phone:

Call: (602) 266-5100

Another Happy Breast Implant Patient

"Dr Robles and his office staff are absolutely amazing!! I got a breast agumentation done and they came out PERFECT! I couldn't be more happy with the results." Melody Diaz

At Robles Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation is not a one-size-fits-all procedure.


Custom Breast Implants Offer Patients...

Personalized Aesthetic

There is no right or wrong aesthetic for breast implants. It comes down to your personal taste and goals for your body. Breast enhancement surgery is highly customizable, so patients can choose the size, material, texture, and shape of their implants to achieve the precise look they desire.

Natural-Looking Results

With innovations in plastic surgery, breast implants do not have to look artificial or leave behind noticeable scars. Modern silicone implants mimic the look and feel of natural breast tissue while saline implants are filled after placement, requiring a small, subtle incision.

Better Self-Esteem

If you are insecure about the size or symmetry of your breasts, breast augmentation can drastically improve how you feel in your own skin. Undergoing cosmetic surgery is a highly personal decision that can change your body-image, self-confidence, and quality of life.

Rapid Recovery Surgery

With the rapid recovery technique, patients can recover from breast augmentation after just 24 hours of downtime. In addition, they can resume normal activities like work and going to the gym in just three days. Learn more about this option.

Rapid Recovery Technique

Preview Your Results

When you meet with our plastic surgeon, he will review your cosmetic goals, medical history, and all of your surgical options so you can make an informed decision about your treatment plan. To ensure your satisfaction, you will try on sizers and look at digital previews of your results before you undergo breast augmentation surgery.

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Contact Us to Schedule Your Consultation

We serve patients from Scottsdale, Avondale, Glendale, Mesa, and other areas around Phoenix. To schedule your breast augmentation consultation, request a consultation onlineor call us at (602) 266-5100.

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How Patients Describe Their Experience...

"This place is Amazing! The office is very clean The Doc is very professional and caring and the ladies are so beautiful and treat you very good when you see them im so happy with my results OMG i love these people. Thank you Dr Robles and Staff!" Amber Arellano

Procedure Timeline

After you and Dr. Robles decide on the materials and specifications for your breast implants, we will schedule a date for your surgery. Here is what patients can generally expect on the day of their procedure...

Dr. Robles uses precise techniques to minimize any visible scarring.
Dr. Robles uses precise techniques to minimize any visible scarring.


We first administer general anesthesia to ensure you don't experience pain throughout the breast augmentation. Dr. Robles uses a special type that minimizes nausea and dizziness after the procedure. Once you are sedated, Dr. Robles can begin the operation.

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You will decide between a few discreet locations to make the implant incision. The most common, an inframammary incision, is made in the natural crease under the breast mound. We can also make a periareolar incision, around the areola, or a transaxillary incision, made under the armpit.

Implant Placement

Depending on your body and type of implants, the plastic surgeon will perform a submuscular or subglandular placement. Submuscular implants, which account for 90 percent of our cases, are inserted under the pectoral muscle while subglandular placement positions the implants above the muscle.


The incisions are closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue. Dr. Robles may also seal the area with surgical tape or skin adhesive before bandaging the area. Breast augmentation is typically an outpatient procedure meaning you can return home after the operation to recover.

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Breast Implant Risks

Dr. Robles will give you detailed post-operative instructions following your breast augmentation surgery. While recovery will be very similar for patients who have received saline and silicone implants, it is important to be aware of potential side effects and risks posed by the different materials.


In the event of a rupture, the silicone and saline implants will react differently. A saline implant is likely to deflate and be immediately noticeable. With silicone, however, the material may stay in the breast pocket leaving the patient unaware of the complication. If you decide on silicone gel, be prepared to undergo regular exams in the future to check for rupture and gel migration.

Capsular Contracture

Silicone gel implants are more often associated with capsular contracture. This is a condition where the scar tissue that develops around the breast implant tightens, causing pain or changes in the appearance of the breast.


Both types of implants will require some maintenance. Saline implants will usually need replacement every 10 to 15 years. Silicone implants tend to last longer and need replacement after two decades. It is important to note that neither type of implant will prevent sagging. The natural aging process or weight fluctuation can cause this concern but a breast lift can restore a more youthful appearance.

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If you want an amazing surgeon you must go see Dr Robles. I brag about him daily. I had my surgery on 5/17 and I am 8 days postop. I look and feel amazing. Minimal down time... Minimal pain... I am amazed at how light my bruising is and how much care he took with my body to have the least amount of damage. You will be amazed with his process and results. Loving the new me. Thank you does not even describe the gratitude I feel and how much I love the new me!

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I want to take the time to say that going to Dr Ramon Robles was one of the best decisions of my life . I had breast implants done and they are beautiful !! I wake up every morning happy with my beautiful breast, people compliment me and now I can wear nice shirts with my beautiful cleavage . His office staff is very nice and they take the time to explain and so did the doctor he made me feel comfortable and listened to me .

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