2 Kinds Of Breast Implants

Posted on: 30 July 2018

If you have always wanted to have larger breasts, then you can visit a plastic surgeon. There are a number of questions that the plastic surgeon can answer before you make the final decision, including things like what the different kinds of breast services are. 

Saline Implants

Saline is a sterile salt water mixture. These implants are filled with saline, and the surgeon can add in more saline during the procedure if they had a hard time getting the size of implant that you are looking for. The surgeon may also double up on the implants in order to get the proper size. There are different kinds of saline implants. There is the free-form version, which is just the implant and the saline filling. Then there is the structured implant. These implants tend to give a slightly more natural feel than the other saline implants. One benefit to using saline implants is that if one of them leaks, the body will just absorb the saline, and it will cause no problems. One problem with them is that overall they don't feel as natural as other implants and can be more easily visually identified as implants. 

Silicone Implants

There are also different kinds of silicone implants. One of the newest ones is the highly cohesive silicone gel implant. They are also called gummy bear implants. The gel in these implants is thicker, and the implants themselves are firmer than other implants, comparable to the firmness of the gummy bear candy. These implants are becoming more and more common because they tend to have really good results, both in the short-term and the long-term. One of the reasons for great results is the fact that these implants come in two different shapes, round and teardrop. Since breasts have different shapes, differently shaped implants can make it easier for the surgeon to make sure that your implant looks natural. In the long-term, the highly cohesive silicone gel implants tend to not bottom out, which means that they won't make your breast look abnormally bottom heavy. They also tend to not ripple over the years. 

If you aren't happy with the way that your breasts look or you have always wanted to have a bigger cup size, there are ways that you can go about getting what you want. If you want a permanent way of changing your breasts, then a breast augmentation may be for you.