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Silicone or Saline Implants?

It has been 10 years since the silicone gel implants were released back for general use for breast augmentation. They have been available for breast reconstruction consistently. Now we have access to both silicone gel implants and saline implants.

The saline implant is now less commonly chosen by the patients as a consequence of a texture which is less breast-like. A new saline implant, called the Ideal Implant, has been developed to be more natural-appearing and have a lesser rate of duration losing the effect of the augmentation almost overnight. There has been an almost year by year increase in the different types of silicone gel implants and they now come with smooth and texture surface. They can be either round or now anatomically shaped. They have a silicone material that fills in either similar to gelatin or a type that is even often times compared to the candy known as a Gummy Bear. These implants have given us much more laterality in choosing the implant that will be most appropriate for any specific patient’s needs. They also need more options in dealing with different body habitus.

-Dr. Alspaugh