If you’ve been looking for breast implants, you’ve undoubtedly looked into all of the possibilities available. While we realize how difficult it may be to pick between the two, we’ve put together this buyer’s guide to help you make an informed decision.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgery in which a breast implant is placed under the breast and/or into the chest muscle, referred to as “submuscular” or “subpectoral” implantation. Breast augmentation may improve symmetry if the breasts are naturally different sizes, restore volume lost due to childbirth or considerable weight loss, adjust breast form such as in tubular breasts, and increase breast volume in naturally small breasted women.
If you’ve decided to move forward with breast augmentation surgery you’ve probably wondered what the difference is between the two implants…
Silicone Vs. Saline Implants
Breast implants come in a range of sizes, projections, and fill volumes. Breast augmentation is not a “one-size-fits-all” procedure. The optimum implant for each breast will be carefully chosen and matched to your needs in order to fulfill your individual goals. Here is the difference between silicone implants and saline implants:
Silicone gel is used to fill silicone breast implants. The gel has a similar texture to genuine breast tissue. If the implant leaks, the gel may either stay within the implant shell or seep into the breast implant pocket. A silicone gel-filled implant that is leaking will not collapse. Breast augmentation with silicone implants is FDA-approved for women aged 22 and above.
Breast augmentation with saline-filled implants is offered to all women over the age of 18. A board-certified plastic surgeon inserts a silicone shell into the body, which is subsequently filled with saline fluid to the appropriate volume. The consistency of saline is similar to that of water.
Various saline implants have the benefit of being adjustable postoperatively through a remote injection port; this is often utilized in some kinds of breast reconstruction operations to fine-tune the final implant volume.
The Different Types of Implants
Mentor Saline Implants
Mentor provides saline implants as well as two kinds of silicone implants in various forms, sizes, projections, and textures. This wide range of implant alternatives allows for a more customized and adjustable fit. Candidates for breast augmentation have different body shapes and surgical objectives, so the implants that work best for your sister or best friend may not work for you. Fortunately, Mentor can meet practically all of your demands and objectives.
Only double-board certified plastic surgeons may use Natrelle Implants also commonly known as the “gummy bear” implant. Natrelle implants are becoming more popular as a result of their extensive range of alternatives for customizing your appearance. Natrelle provides 300 distinct alternatives for 5 different profiles in 3 different gummy gels. There is a Natrelle implant that is right for you, no matter what kind of result that you’re looking for.
When it comes to breast implants, women want a natural-looking, safe outcome that doesn’t leave them second-guessing their choice, or worrying about the implant itself.
The IDEAL implant structured breast implant is the most recent implant technology developed by a plastic surgeon to provide women with the best of both worlds—the gorgeous appearance and natural feel they want while maintaining the safety of their saline implant.
You can glance in the mirror and know your implants are still there in excellent condition with an IDEAL implant since it has the same gorgeous, natural appearance and feel as silicone gel. In terms of augmentation, the IDEAL implant outperforms silicone gel, with a lower chance of rupture and capsular contracture, two of the most common breast implant problems.
How to Choose the Right Implant Type
Breast implants come in a wide range of content (or filler), base width (diameter), volume, shape, and surface texture to meet your specific requirements. To have a successful breast augmentation surgery, you must choose the proper implant and manufacturer.
In the decision-making process, the following considerations will all play a role:
- Your body shape
- The size of your natural breast
- The desired look that you’re going for—a more natural or exaggerated appearance
- The extent to which your existing breasts sag or droop
- The amount and integrity of your natural breast tissue
- Your lifestyle
We hope this buyer’s guide has provided you with the information you need to make an informed decision about whether or not you should pursue these treatments. Whether you choose saline or silicone implants, you can count on excellent outcomes from your implants.