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Breast Augmentation: Which Implant is Right for you?

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Breast augmentations have been on the top of the procedure list for as long as plastic surgery has been around. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation procedures have been among the top two most popular procedures since they began surveying physicians 20 years ago. When women first began getting the procedure done, there was only one choice of implant. Over time, technology has advanced and improved, which has changed the procedure and the types of implants available. Now the procedure requires less down time and more options for individual patients as opposed to a one-size-fits-all implant.

Our board certified plastic surgeons at Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists are here to help you with the different implant options and find which one works best for you and the goals for the procedure. Let’s discuss the different options.

Silicone Implants

This is one of the most popular choices, if not the most. Silicone implants are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and profiles to accommodate many people. They are filled with a soft silicone gel to ensure they create the same shape and feel of natural breasts. These implants are pre-filled and may require a longer incision.

Recently a fifth-generation silicone breast implant was created and given the nickname “gummy bear” implants. These implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel, which creates a thicker and firmer implant, which allows them to hold their shape better. To learn more about these implants, click here.

Saline Implants

These implants are filled with a sterile salt water. They may be prefilled to determine size or filled at the time of surgery, which allows for a minor incision. The implants contain a certain structure in addition to the sterile salt water. The structure enables them to hold their shape better than traditional saline implants.

There are many choices for a breast augmentation to consider. It is important that you discuss any questions, goals or hesitations you may have about the procedure. Our board certified plastic surgeons are here to put you at ease about the procedure. Call our office today to schedule a consultation.