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9 Main Types of Breast Implants – Choose the Right One for You

Are you planning to get breast implants? They are indeed useful to make small breasts look bigger, sagging breasts look lifted and soft breast tissue look firmer.

All in all, breast implants offer a youthful look to the woman who gets them. But do you know that breast implants are not just of one type.

Actually, you have many options when it comes to the sizes, shapes and materials of breast implants. All these factors are important when you choose a particular type of implants regarding which ones of them will suit you the most.

Here are different types of breast implants you can consider and choose the best ones for you.

1. Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants contain silicone gel which feels a little more like the natural breast tissue.

Even if the shell of this implant ruptures, the gel may stay inside or may escape into the breast implant pocket. Thus a leaking silicone breast implant will not collapse.

2. Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants contain sterile saline water. If their shell leaks, they collapse and the salt water will be first absorbed and then expelled naturally by the body.

These implants are useful to get a uniform shape, feel and firmness and perfect for breast augmentation in women above 18 years of age.

3. Structured Saline Breast Implants

Structured saline breast implants contain sterile saline water and also an inner structure which is meant to make the implant look and feel more natural.

4. Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Gummy bear breast implants are the form-stable implants which don’t lose their shape even if their shell is broken.

They too contain silicone gel, but its consistency is thicker than the silicone inside the traditional silicone implants. They are also firmer than traditional silicone implants.

Shaped gummy bear implants are more projected at their base and pointed towards the top. If this type of implant rotates, it may create a strange appearance of the breast which may need a separate correction procedure.

To place gummy bear implants, a slightly longer incision in the skin is needed.

5. Smooth Breast Implants

Smooth breast implants offer the smoothest feeling. They are able to move with the breast implant pocket, which may create a more natural movement.

Smooth breast implants may have some tangible or noticeable rippling under the skin.

6. Round Breast Implants

These implants typically make breasts appear fuller than form-stable implants do.

Round implants having a higher profile can gain even higher projection. (Profile of an implant means the level of frontward projection from the chest related to the implant’s base width.)

Since round implants have the same shape throughout, they pose less risk of rotating out of place.

7. Textured Breast Implants

Textured breast implants create scar tissue to adhere to the implant, thereby making them less likely to shift around inside the breast and become displaced.

Texturing lessens the risk of developing a tight scar capsule.

8. Teardrop (Anatomical) Breast Implants

These implants are used less commonly during a breast implant surgery or breast symmetry surgery according to Breast & Body Clinic. However, they are known to offer the breasts a more natural shape.

Teardrop implants are available only in textured styled shells so as to reduce the risk of the implant moving around within the breasts, which can result in a distorted appearance.

These implants typically carry a higher risk of creating ripples or asymmetry if they shift around in the breasts.

9. Sizes of Breast Implants

Size of breast implants is measured in cubic centimetres (cc). The bigger the implant, the larger will be the number of ccs. Thus, a 300cc implant would be bigger than a 200cc implant.

The surgeon performing a breast augmentation at Breast & Body Clinic for example can help a patient choose the right size and type of the breast implant.

This information will help you take an informed decision and you can enjoy your newer, better look!


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