Breast augmentations are one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures available. Everybody—from celebrities to school teachers, the young and the old—seems to be getting in on the action. It helps that breast implant surgery is now the most advanced and affordable it’s ever been.
Today, there are many different types of breast implants and different ways of inserting them. If you’re considering getting breast implants, you’ll probably want to get to know what your options are. Below you’ll find a guide to some of the most common types of breast implants and breast augmentation methods.
Types of Breast Implants
Breast implants can be made out of different materials. If you do decide to get breast implants, you will likely have a choice of which kind you would like.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline is a sterile form of saltwater and a common filling for breast implants. Many women prefer this option as in the case of a leak, it is not harmful to the inside of the body.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone is another material that is commonly used to fill breast implants. Many women find that silicone is closer to the feeling of natural breast tissue than other options.
Gummy Bear Breast Implants
Gummy bear breast implants are so-called because they are made in such a way that if the shell around the breast implant were to leak, the implant itself would keep its form. This type of implant requires a longer incision when the procedure is being performed.
Shapes of Breast Implants
There are two main shapes that breast implants come in. Depending on the look you want to achieve, you may have a strong preference for one type over another.
Round Breast Implants
Round was the shape in which breast implants were originally made and has maintained its popularity over the years. This might be a good choice for women looking for a fuller décolletage.
Teardrop Breast Implants
Teardrop breast implants are generally acknowledged to be the more natural-looking of the two breast implant shapes. They are not as full at the top but gradually become larger toward the bottom of the breast. This type of implant cannot be filled with saline gel.
Breast Implant Methods
When it comes to the surgery itself, there are different ways the surgeon can go about it. For example, you can choose whether you would like your implants to be placed under your muscle, over the muscle, or partially under the muscle.
There are also different places they can make the incision, depending on a number of factors. For a more detailed description, see this page on Dr. James Anthony’s breast augmentation technique.
Breast Augmentation: Could It Be for You?
Now that you’ve heard a little bit more about the different types of breast implants and options when it comes to this kind of surgery, you will be better placed to decide whether it might be right for you. Always make sure to consult your doctor before making any decisions regarding plastic surgery.
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