Breast enhancement is most often achieved through the use of breast implants. Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and other factors. Let’s take a look at some of the implant types available:

Most people know there are saline implants and silicone implants. Saline implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution. Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel. There are a few differences between saline and silicone implants. Saline implants are more firm, create a uniform shape, and are FDA-approved for women who are 18 years old and up. If a saline implant were to leak, the saline would be naturally absorbed and expelled through the body. Silicone implants are often said to feel more natural. If a silicone implant were to leak, the gel could stay in the shell of the implant, or it may run out into the breast implant pocket. Silicone implants that are leaking wont collapse like a saline implant will, so it’s important to have regular ultrasound and MRI screenings to make sure the implants are in good condition. Silicone implants are FDA-approved for women who are 22 years old and up.

Breast implants can also be smooth or textured. Smooth breast implants feel soft and can lend a more natural movement within the breast implant pocket. Smooth implants may also, however, have some visible rippling under the skin. Textured breast implants may lessen the risk of a tight scar capsule as they develop scar tissue to stick to the implant. This makes them less likely to move or become repositioned.

These are some of the more common breast implant variances, but there are many others such as gummy bear implants, implant shape, breast enhancement through fat transfer, the placement of the implants, and so on. To learn more about your options for enhancing your breasts, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.