Types Of Breast Implants
Breast augmentation plastic surgery is a highly customizable procedure. It can be performed using different implant types, surgical techniques, incision placement, and implant positions. You need to choose appropriate implant type if you want to be satisfied with the results.
Your surgeon will discuss various options with you during the pre-treatment consultation. This is to help you make a well-informed decision. Patients should consider the desired breast appearance and comfort level while choosing a breast implant.
In addition, patients should also consider the pros and cons of different types of implants, estimated sustainability, and risks involved while considering breast augmentation cosmetic surgery. They should determine if the implant of their choice is appropriate in terms of their breast anatomy and individual aesthetic goals or not.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Graham provides breast augmentation or breast implants surgery to patients in Rochester, NY, and surrounding locations.
Breast Implant Categories
There are two major categories of breast implants – saline implants and silicone gel implants. Both implant types consist of an outer shell created with a robust silicone material. The inner core in the implants is different. These are a few different types of breast implants:
Silicone Gel Implants
Silicone breast implants has finally been approved by the FDA after years of exhaustive evaluation. These implants are the most sought-after in breast enhancement surgery now. Silicone breast implants offer superior aesthetic appeal besides a natural touch and feel because of soft-core gel.
The FDA has approved the implants for women over the age of 22. Silicone gel core in these breast implants is similar to the feel of natural breast tissue, which is why the implants have attained great popularity.
The FDA has approved saline implants for women above the age of 18 years. They used to be the only FDA approved implants earlier, which fueled their popularity. Saline breast implants consist of an inner core that contains sterile saline liquid. This provides better shape and tautness to the breasts.
Saline implants are generally inserted in a deflated state. The surgeon then fills them with saline solution as required. There is no untoward reaction since saline is a naturally occurring liquid in the body. There are no ruptures, tears, or complications.
Gummy Bear Implants
This is a new type of stable ultra-cohesive silicone gel implants that have recently gained FDA approval. Silicone gel core present in these implants is highly viscous, which allows them to retain their form and shape even when held under pressure. Gel leakage is prevented in case of rupture by using thick silicone gel. Gummy bear implants are cosmetically safer and superior.
Different Shapes and Sizes of Breast Implants
Saline and silicone implants are available in varying sizes from 120 cc to 960 cc in volume. Tear drop and round are two popular breast implant shapes. These are also known as contoured or anatomical.
Your unique aesthetic goals, implant placement, and preferred incision location are a few factors to consider while choosing breast implants. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Graham receives patients from Rochester, NY, and nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.
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