If male-to-female breast augmentation is what you choose to do as part of your journey, our board-certified San Francisco plastic surgeons can help you decide which type of breast implant is right for your body type and for how you want your breasts to look.

Breast Implants for MTF Breast Augmentation

Saline or silicone breast implants are both options for transgender top surgery. Both types have a silicone outer shell, but they differ in fill material used within the outer shell. Our team is also proud to offer a third type of breast implant known as a cohesive gel or "gummy bear" implant. Any of the three options may ultimately be a good match for the final look you want.

Our team wants you to feel great about the way your breasts look after MTF breast enlargement. We have the experience and medical expertise to factor your shoulder breadth and breast width into your breast implant options. These measurements can influence what types and sizes of breast implants will work for you.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. Silicone gel breast implants are generally considered to provide a very natural look and feel, since the silicone gel highly resembles the properties of human fat.

The natural appearance and feel of silicone breast implants has made them an ideal choice for many transgender women. Compared to a woman assigned the female sex at birth, transgender women tend to have less breast tissue, which means less tissue coverage of the breast implant. Since silicone breast implants are not prone to rippling and tend to look a lot like human fat, they can be a great choice when less tissue coverage is available.

Sientra Gummy Bear Implants

These innovative implants are filled with a form stable, highly cohesive silicone gel. What this means is that your breasts will look and feel optimally natural, while maintaining their shape whether you are sitting, standing or lying down. They are also unlikely to leak in the event of rupture, because the gel maintains its shape even if the outer shell is torn. Sientra cohesive implants provide you with options including a smooth or textured outer shell, and a round or teardrop (anatomical) shape.

To schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss breast implants for MTF breast augmentation surgery, please call the helpful staff at Bay Area Feminization Surgery, at 650-249-3169.

Our team is driven by the life-changing results he provides for patients from all over, including San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo and all of the Bay Area.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are filled with a salt-water solution. They tend to be more vulnerable to rippling and wrinkling than silicone implants, but in many cases they can be placed behind the chest muscle, which will help to conceal the surface and edges of the implant, instead of placing it directly behind the breast tissue. Saline implants are round and can come in a smooth or textured surface.

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