Types of Breast Implants

Types of Breast ImplantsBreast augmentation plastic surgery is a highly customizable procedure. It can be performed using various surgical techniques for implant type and size, incision placement, and implant positioning. In this procedure, the choice of an appropriate breast implant type is a vital decision, and one that will affect the final outcomes of the procedure.

During the initial consultation process, the surgeon will discuss the various available implant choices with the patient to enable them to make a suitable decision. When choosing breast implants, the patient should consider her desired breast appearance as well as comfort level.

In addition, the patient should assess the advantages and limitations of various implant types, their estimated sustainability, the risks involved, and how appropriate they are to her unique breast anatomy and specific aesthetic goals. 

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides breast implant surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Breast Implant Categories

Breast implants can mainly be categorized into two types, i.e., saline implants and silicone gel implants. Both of these types of implants consist of an outer shell that is made with robust silicone material. However, the inner core differs in both implant types. 

Saline Breast Implants

The FDA has approved saline implants for women above the age of 18 years. These implants have been popular in the past and were the only implants to have received the FDA’s approval initially. Saline implants comprise an inner core containing sterile saline fluid. They are meant to provide the patient with better shape and tautness to the breasts.

The benefit of saline implants is that they can be placed surgically while they are deflated. After this, the saline solution can be filled in as necessary. A smaller incision is involved in this procedure. As the saline solution is natural, it does not lead to any complications if the implant ruptures or tears after the surgical procedure.

Silicone Breast Implants

After exhaustive evaluation for several years, the FDA approved silicone breast implants. These implants are now the most sought-after implant type for breast enhancement cosmetic surgery

Silicone implants offer women a natural touch and feel in addition to superior aesthetic appeal due to the presence of the soft core gel. Women over the age of 21 years can receive this implant type. 

The silicone gel core is very similar in effect to the natural tissue of the breast. This is the main reason for the soaring popularity of breast enlargement cosmetic surgery using silicone implants. 

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy bear implants are form stable ultra cohesive silicone gel implants and are the latest implant type to receive FDA-approval. The silicone gel core is very viscous in these implants, enabling them to stay in shape and retain form even when under pressure. 

In the case of implant damage, the thick silicone gel prevents leakage into other body areas. This enables these form-stable implants to be safer and cosmetically superior. Saline and silicone implants are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from 120 cc to 960 cc. They are also come in round and anatomical shapes. 

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implants.

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Offices in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.

Serving patients in Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.

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