What type of breast implants should I get?

If you’ve made the decision to have breast augmentation, that’s really just the start of the decision making process. There’s a lot more to consider, including the type of breast implants you should get. This is especially important because choosing the right implants can dramatically affect results.

What type of breast implants should you get

Breast implants are available in different shapes, sizes, and types, so it should not be difficult to find implants that are just the right fit for you. However, there are several factors to consider when choosing implants, including the following:

Silicone vs saline implants
Saline implants consist of sterile salt water, and are FDA cleared for women 18 years and older. Saline implants are filled at the time of surgery, so they can be inserted through slightly smaller incisions. If they should accidentally rupture, the saline solution is easily absorbed by the body.

Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel, and are approved for women 22 years and older. These implants are often preferred because they look natural, and feel softer than saline implants. However, when silicone implants rupture the silicone gel tends to remain in place, so the rupture is hard to detect.

Round or tear-drop shaped implants
Round breast implants are the most popular option for breast augmentation, because they are round all over and provide a fuller look. They are also less likely to shift out of place. Tear-drop or anatomic shaped implants are narrow at the top and slope gently downward to create fullness in the lower pole.

It is also vital to choose implants that are FDA approved.

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If you are in the El Paso, TX area El Paso Cosmetic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.elpasoplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (915) 800-0617.

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