The first and most obvious decision you’ll be making with your breast augmentation in Cleveland is what size you want your implants to be. However, besides this, there are many other options when it comes to material, texture, and shape of your implants. The decisions you make will affect the results you receive and should be discussed carefully with your plastic surgeon. Here are some of the implant options you will have during your breast enhancement process.
Your Breast Implant Options
Silicone vs. Saline
The decision between silicone and saline implants can be a challenging one because they both have important advantages and drawbacks. Silicone implants offer a more natural look and feel due to their material’s ability to hold shape much like natural breast tissue. The gummy bear implant uses a thicker silicone with a teardrop shape, offering an even more natural look. The main thing to keep in mind with silicone is that in the event of a rupture, the implant would keep its shape, sometimes allowing silicone to leak into the body unnoticeably. Ruptures are rare but if you choose silicone implants, keep in mind that you might need to take extra precaution when detecting leaks and ruptures, including regular MRI screening.
On the other hand, saline implants contain a saline solution that can be safely absorbed by the body. In the event of a rupture, the implant would deflate and become immediately noticeable. However, saline implants can be less natural feeling than silicone due to their lack of structure.
Smooth vs. Textured
Many patients are unaware that they have the option of smooth or textured implants as well. Smooth implants are soft and move freely within the breast pocket. Although movement is more natural, smooth implants can be more susceptible to visible rippling under the skin and, although less common, rotating out of place.
Textured implants allow scar tissue to develop, holding the implant in place. Although this restricts some movement, it also prevents rotation of the implant and diminishes the risk of capsule contracture.
To learn more about your implant options and which implant type is right for you, contact our office today. We can provide you with more information and schedule your consultation with Dr. Husni. Dr. Husni can assist you with all of your implant decisions based on your concerns and goals.