It is not uncommon for a woman to feel dissatisfied with the size and appearance of her breasts. Breast augmentation surgery makes it possible for nearly any woman to improve these aesthetic concerns. For those considering this procedure, it’s important to review the different implant options and their characteristics before going forth.
Aside from thinking about size and shape, the most important thing to consider is selecting the best implant type. Silicone implants are one option that offers its own set of distinct advantages.
WEIGHING OTHER ASPECTS
While silicone implants offer up many benefits, they do have a few disadvantages that should be taken into consideration. One being, with silicone implants it is harder to tell if a rupture occurs because of the thicker consistency of the silicone gel. In contrast, if a saline implant deflates, the saltwater solution is absorbed by the body and its occurrence is visually apparent.
Patients with silicone implants are typically advised to have MRIs every few years because that is how a rupture is best detected. Additionally, silicone implants are more expensive than saline and require a larger incisions due to being pre-filled.
THE BENEFITS OF SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS
Pre-filled silicone implants are known to entice patients due to their ability to look and feel more like a natural breast. This is because silicone gel is a much softer solution than saline breast implants. In addition, silicone implants are less likely to ripple than saline implants, as these differences are noticeable in thinner patients. They are pre-filled and range in various sizes in order to create the right look a patient desires for her body. Other features include:
- Silicone implants do not deflate
- Great option for patients with minimal existing breast tissue
- Range in various sizes( C cup sizes to DD cups or larger) in order to create the right look a patient desires for her body
- To address volume loss due to pregnancy
- Incisions for implants can be made under the breast fold, the areola or the armpit
In general, eligible silicone breast implant candidates include women who are in good overall health and are currently not pregnant. Ideally a female patient should be the minimum age of 22 years old, and should be well informed of the procedure and about silicone breast implants.
In addition, patients with thin skin may benefit from having silicone breast implants over saline, since silicone does not require substantial breast tissue in order for the breasts to be safely enhanced.
CHOOSING THE BEST FOR YOUR BODY
For women looking to enhance their feminine curves, silicone implants can be a way to achieve fuller, natural-looking breasts. If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation and this implant option, then contact us to schedule a consultation. You can also reach us at (619) 216-8000 with questions or visit us at our surgery center in San Diego/Chula Vista. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Talebzadeh is eager to meet you and evaluate the needs and goals you have for your body.