Breast Implant Options: Saline, Silicone, Gummy Bear
Breast implant surgery is one of the more customizable cosmetic surgery procedures. It can be performed using different surgical techniques for implant type and size, incision placement, and implant positioning.
The selection of an appropriate breast implant type is a vital decision, which will impact the final outcome of the procedure.
During the pre-operative consultation process, the surgeon will inform the patient on the various available implant options to enable them to make the right choice. In choosing breast implants, the patient should consider her level of comfort and desired breast appearance.
The patient should also weigh the benefits and limitations of different implant types, their estimated longevity, risks involved as well as how suitable they are to her unique breast anatomy and particular aesthetic goals.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kiran Gill provides breast implant surgery to patients in Naples, Marco Island, South Florida, and surrounding locations in the majestic Sunshine State.
Breast Implant Categories
Breast implants can mainly be categorized into two types namely, saline implants and silicone gel implants. In both cases, the outer shell is made with a robust silicone material. However, the inner core varies in both types.
Saline Breast Implants
The FDA has given the nod to saline implants for women over the age of 18 years. Saline implants have been popular in the past and were the only implants to have received FDA-approval initially. These implants have an inner core comprising a sterile saline fluid. Saline implants are designed to provide better tautness and shape to the breasts.
A benefit of saline implants is that they can be placed surgically in a deflated state. After that, the saline solution can be filled in as necessary. This involves a smaller incision. Furthermore, saline solution is natural and therefore does not lead to any complications if the implant ruptures or tears after the cosmetic surgery.
Silicone Breast Implants
The FDA has approved silicone implants after exhaustive evaluation lasting several years. These implants have now evolved into the most preferred implant type over the past few years.
These implants offer women a natural touch and feel along with a superior aesthetic appeal due to the soft silicone gel core which makes them a popular choice for the augmentation procedure. Women over the age of 21 years can receive these implants.
The silicone gel core is very similar in effect to the natural tissue of the breast. This is the main reason for the high popularity of the breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure involving silicone implants.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear implants are form stable and ultra cohesive silicone gel implants. These are the newest implants to receive approval from the FDA. The silicone gel core is highly viscous in gummy bear implants. This enables them to stay in shape and retain form even under pressure.
In the event of implant damage, the thick silicone gel does not leak into other regions of the body. This enables these form stable implants to be safer along with being cosmetically superior. Silicone and saline breast implants are available in sizes that range from 120 cc to 960 cc. Patients may also have a choice between anatomical and round shapes.
Cordial board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kiran Gill receives patients from Naples, Marco Island, South Florida, and other towns and cities in this part of the country for breast implant surgery.
Dr. Kiran Gill is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. To learn more about her cosmetic plastic surgery procedures and and treatments call 239.596.8000 or click here. Taking new patients in Naples, Marco Island, South Florida and surrounding areas.