Breast Implants - Your Options
Breast implants can be used to enhance the shape and/or size of natural breasts through a breast augmentation surgery. While some women choose to get breast implants for cosmetic purposes, other choose to get breast implants for reconstructive purposes. There are numerous choices in breast implants that vary based on the composition, shape, and price. The implants will have to replaced over time, in case the size or shape of the breasts change, as they are not made to last an entire lifetime.
Types of Breast Implants
- Saline breast implants: These implants use a sterile saline solution in their composition. The saline solution is filled once the implants are placed surgically in the individual. Saline implants offer a firm and uniform feel and shape. In case they rupture, the saline solution dispenses into the body, while the implant structure collapses. While this does not lead to adverse health issues, the implant will have to replaced.
- Silicone breast implants: These implants are filled with a silicone gel even before they are inserted into the implant cavity. They mimic natural breasts far better than saline implants due to their silicone composition. It may be hard to tell when a silicone implant ruptures, as the implant does not collapse, only some of the gel may move out into the implant pocket. An MRI or ultrasound scan may be required to gauge the condition of the implants from time to time.
- Gummy bear breast implants: These implants have a thicker silicon gel composition than traditional silicone implants, due to which they are able to retain the original shape, even if the implant structure breaks. They are also less susceptible to damage and breakage than traditional silicone implants, due to their thicker and firmer consistency.
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For more information about breast implant surgeries or any of the procedures we offer, contact Dr.Greenberg. We are located in Southampton, Long Island and Manhattan, and can be reached directly at (516) 364-4200. We look forward to hearing from you soon.