Which Type of Breast Implant Appeals to You?


Miami breast implant surgeryA breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that requires ample thought and consideration before deciding that it’s something worth undergoing. After deciding on getting the procedure, there are a few steps you should take before scheduling your surgery date.

One of the most important steps before having this procedure performed is choosing the type of breast implant that you would like to have inserted into your chest. There are several types of implants including: saline, silicone, gummy bear, round, smooth and textured. At Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery, we want you to be aware of all the options surrounding this procedure, so you can choose the best look for your body before undergoing breast augmentation surgery in Miami.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants provide a uniform shape, firmness and feel to the breast. They consist of sterile salt water, which means that, if there were a leak, the saline would naturally be absorbed and expelled by the body. Keep in mind that once there’s a leak in a saline implant it will collapse. These implants are FDA-approved for women 18 years or older.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants consist of silicone gel that feels more like natural breast tissue. If this implant were to leak, it would not collapse. However the silicone gel may either remain in the implant or escape into the breast implant pocket. Silicone breast implants are only FDA-approved for women 22 years or older and require visits to your plastic surgeon to ensure that they are functioning properly.

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy bear implants consist of a silicone gel that is thicker than traditional silicone gel. They are firmer than most implants and are less likely to break. If they were to break, the implants would still maintain its form. These implants are shaped rather than round, so there is a chance that the implant may rotate causing an unusual appearance of the breast. Also, gummy bear implants require a longer incision to be made in the skin.

Round Breast Implants

Round breast implants possess the ability to make the breasts appear more full. Since they are the same shape all over, if they were to rotate, there would be no change in appearance to the breast.

Smooth Breast Implants

Smooth breast implants have a soft feel. These implants have the ability to move more freely in the breast implant pocket, which gives it a more natural movement. Keep in mind that smooth implants may have some palpable or visible rippling.

Textured Breast Implants

Textured breast implants have less freedom to move around due to the fact that scar tissue will develop to stick to the implant. Also, this material offers the advantage of reducing the risk of a tight scar capsule.

Dr. Salzhauer owns and operates his private Miami cosmetic surgery facility and surgical center, Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery Associates. You deserve to look and feel your best! Contact Dr. Salzhauer today to schedule a consultation at Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery.


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