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The Different Types of Breast Implants

Finding the perfect breast implant for you comes with several choices.  From the shape, shell surface, volume, thickness, and filler, options are endless.  You need the breast implant that will meet all of your needs, giving you the desired look you want.

No matter what size you are looking for, all breast implants are composed of a shell, filler, and a patch that covers the manufacturing hole.  With the shell, you have a choice between smooth or textured.  You can also choice the thickness of the shell.  After the outer layer of the breast implants are made, a filler is necessary.  This is an important decision.  Some breast implants allow for altering the filler up to six months after surgery, in order to perfect the size of the implants.

There are two different types of breast implants, silicone and saline.  There are various risks and benefits associated with each type.  Talking with your physician is imperative when determining which type of breast implant is right for you.

Silicone breast implants are well known, having been the topic of discussion and debate for decades.  In the past, silicone breast implants were associated with health complications, such as connective tissue disorders, as well as the risk of the implants leaking and rupturing.  After years of being banned by the FDA, Silicone breast implants are back.

Comprised of a silicone shell and a silicone gel filler, silicone breast implants are more natural looking than saline implants.  Silicone breast implants are surgically implanted.  They can be placed under the breast tissue or under the muscle.

Saline breast implants are popular and, for some time, considered the safer choice, because if ruptured, saline is less toxic than silicone.  Saline breast implants can shift, harden, and change shape, however.  The important aspect in choosing the right breast implant is to discuss the risks and advantages with your physician.

Saline breast implants can be placed under the muscle or under the breast tissue.  Saline breast implants come in several shapes, with the choice between a textured or smooth shell.  Textured shells help prevent capsular contracture.  Saline implants should be replaced every ten years.

With so many choices, the first and most important step in choosing between the various types of breast implants is thorough research and an in depth discussion with your physician.  Each type of implant will have different risks and rewards.  Deciding which type is best for you will depend upon your view of which risks are worth it.

Silicone and saline breast implants are popular for their look, feel, and safety.  The choice is up to you.  After you determine which implant you want, you then proceed to chooses of size, placement, and surgical entry location.

Breast implants can give you the confidence you have always wanted, along with the curves you just can’t live without.  Along with the choice of which type of breast implant is right for you, there are so many more choices to make.  Talk to your physician today, and get a better understanding of the perfect breast implant for your body.

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