Breast Implant Options

We offer a full range of implant options to meet your needs.

At Belcara Health, we know that not every patient is exactly the same. To ensure you get the perfect fit for the look you desire, we offer FDA-approved implants from trusted providers. Our partner providers have proven records of creating high-quality, safe, and durable breast implants, so you and your Baltimore plastic surgeon can select the ones that will fit you best!

Your board-certified plastic surgeon will help you choose the right implants for you during your breast augmentation consultation. The choice depends on a variety of factors, including your age, natural anatomy, your existing breast tissue, the elasticity of your skin, and your desired final appearance.

What should I consider when choosing breast implants?

You might already know that you will be choosing between silicone and saline, but there are other factors that contribute to the look and feel of your breasts after your procedure.

1) Filling: Saline or Silicone Gel

saline breast implantsSaline implants have an outer silicone rubber shell that is filled to the desired size with a sterile saline solution. Because saline implants are filled during the augmentation procedure, your surgeon can adjust the size as needed to make sure your desired look is achieved. A cost-effective choice, saline implants have been available since the early 1990s and provide a nice looking, fuller breast for many patients.

saline breast implantsSilicone gel breast implants are composed of a gelatin-like substance that keeps form (like “gummy bears”) and feels more like natural breast tissue. These implants come in a large variety of shapes and sizes to achieve your wanted look. It is not uncommon to use different sized implants for each breast to create symmetry. Because silicone implants look and feel so soft and natural, they are a very popular choice among breast augmentation patients.

2) Profile: Low, Moderate, Moderate-Plus or High




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Implant profile is a measure of base width vs. forward projection of the implants. A higher implant profile projects more prominently from the breast than a lower profile of the same implant. Each implant provider and implant type has varying ranges of profiles and use different terminology. Depending on your chosen implants, you may have anywhere from one profile option to four options.

The circumference of your chest wall will also help in selecting your profile. Generally, a narrow chest benefits from a higher implant profile to produce the desired size increase. This is due to needing a smaller base to achieve a natural look that fits your frame.

Choosing a profile may feel overwhelming at first, but we’re available to help! Our breast specialists are board-certified plastic surgeons who will guide you through this decision at your breast implant sizing session.

3) Shape: Round or Anatomically “Shaped”

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You and your surgeon will work together to choose what implant shape works for you: round or the newer “anatomically shaped” versions. Both of these implant shapes can look very natural, and your choice lies in finding the right fit to achieve the look you prefer.

Silicone gel implantHighly cohesive silicone gel implants are a newly FDA approved implant. They are made of a highly cohesive silicone gel that has a firm yet pliable consistency and a more form-stable shape than previous silicone implants. They offer a silicone shaped implant option for women who want a more natural, teardrop-shaped slope to the breast.

Round implants come in both saline and silicone gel and provide more volume in the upper and lower pole. Shaped implants (also called “anatomical” or “contoured”) are more voluminous in the lower half of the breast, which mimics the shape of a more mature, sloping breast. The new “gummy bear” implants from all 3 manufacturers are shaped implants.

While “gummy bears” can be a great option for many women, round implants may give you the results you want if you’re looking for more prominent cleavage and youthful fullness.

4) Surface: Smooth or Textured

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Another choice we will help you make is whether a smooth or textured shell is better for you. Smooth-shelled implants are a good choice with round implants, as they provide more natural movement and tend to result in less rippling than textured implants.

Textured implants have a rough surface that is designed to stay in place within the breast pocket. If you pick the shaped “gummy bear” implants, your implants will have a textured shell to ensure the breast is full in the right places.

“Trying On” Implants

Our patients say that “trying on” implants is the best part of the consultation! You’ll get to stand in front of a mirror trying on various sized implants to see how each one looks on your body. During your breast implant sizing, you have the chance to preview your new appearance with VECTRA 3D Imaging.

VECTRA® 3D Imaging

Belcara Health is one of just a few offices to offer VECTRA 3D Imaging to help you choose your breast implant options. This advanced photo imaging technology allows you to visualize how beautiful your surgical results will look—before you have surgery!

How much does a breast implant procedure cost?

We understand that having a general range of procedure prices can be helpful, so we are happy to provide estimated price ranges for the plastic surgery procedures we perform.  However, it is important to note that these price ranges are general estimates only.

The best way to learn about plastic surgery pricing is to consult directly with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.  During your consultation, your surgeon will listen carefully to your concerns and goals and assess your medical history, lifestyle, and anatomy. Together, you and your surgeon will review all your treatment options and develop a personalized plan that meets all your needs. Only then are we able to provide an accurate price quote, which will include:

  • All visits before and after the procedure
  • Operating Room time and supplies
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anesthesia fees
  • All medical devices, implants, and support materials

 Price range for breast implant procedures in Baltimore: $6,000 and $7,500.

Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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Why Belcara Health?

If you are ready to improve your appearance, the practice and surgeon you select are your most important decisions. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

With credentials from such esteemed institutions as Stanford University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, our board-certified plastic surgeons are renowned for creating natural-looking, proportionate, beautiful results. Dr. Michael Cohen and Dr. Gary Vela will listen carefully to your goals, answer all your questions and help you make informed choices. We believe in educating our patients about their treatment options because you know your body best and you should be a partner in the entire surgery experience.

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our goal is for you to feel as if you just received the best care possible and absolutely love your results. Located in a welcoming, sophisticated, luxurious facility, our 5-star services and staff provide an unparalleled experience. At each stage, we make every effort to surpass all your expectations. We are constantly upgrading our knowledge, technology, and services – and it shows. Our strong reputation and the trust of the community validates this commitment.

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Contact us today to learn more about how a breast augmentation procedure can help you feel more confident.

Our Practitioners Who Specialize in Breast Implant Procedures:

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Dr. Michael D. Cohen

Medical Director, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Breast Specialist

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Dr. Gary A. Vela

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Body Contouring Specialist

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