Silicone implants are rapidly gaining popularity with women seeking breast enhancement because they look and feel like natural breast tissue. Silicone implants have a flexible silicone outer shell and are pre-filled with a thick gel that closely mimics the consistency of female breast tissue.
Are Silicone Gel Implants Right for You?
If you are 22 or older, physically healthy and have fully developed breasts, you are eligible to schedule a consultation to consider augmentation with silicone implants. Silicone implants are a good choice for slender and small-breasted women and for those with thin skin on their chest.
Which size is right for me?
Silicone implants come in a wide range of sizes and shapes, accommodating different body types and personal preferences. Ultimately, the best size is the one that meets your needs while realistically taking your body’s size and shape into consideration.
In addition to determining the optimal size for silicone implants, you will be selecting a style that’s moderate, moderate-plus, or high profile in projection. Your doctor will help you choose the implant that fits your individual body frame and provides the look you desire. In our practice, many patients have achieved excellent results with silicone gel implants. In fact, more than half of our patients now choose them for breast augmentation.
How it’s done
Unlike saline implants that are inflated after insertion, silicone gel implants come pre-filled. This means a slightly larger incision is required for silicone implants, which many women accept to attain the natural look they want. The surgeon makes an incision and creates a space beneath the muscle in which the implant is placed and carefully positioned before the incision is closed.
Did you know?
Silicone is used for implants placed throughout every part of the body – not just for breast augmentation. Silicone breast implants have been around for many years and, after more than a decade of research and study, have been deemed safe and effective. In fact, silicone implants are one of the most intensely scrutinized products ever studied. In 2006, the FDA re-released them for use in breast augmentation procedures. Over the years, significant improvements have been made in the construction of silicone implants so now they are stronger and safer than ever.
Do Your Homework
If you are considering breast enhancement with silicone implants, it’s important to have all the facts. During your initial consultation, we’ll talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each type of breast implant and help you make the best choice. If you choose silicone breast implants, regular examinations and routine mammograms are important. Problems with the implants themselves are relatively rare. We and/or your Ob-Gyn will carefully assess you for years to come in response to FDA protocols set up to ensure your safety. We welcome your questions.