Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are the types of implants we may think of when we think of a traditional breast augmentation. Filled with a saline saltwater solution, these breast implants are FDA-approved for patients 18 years and older. The saline solution within the breast implant is a huge benefit for patients who are concerned about ruptures. This is because saline can safely be absorbed into the body with no further complications. That being said, saline breast implants typically cause a rippling effect to appear on the skin around the breasts when not placed properly, making them a less popular choice overall.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants have dominated the world of breast augmentations over the past several years. Filled with a sticky and thick silicone gel, these breast implants have a more natural look and feel to them than their traditional saline-filled counterparts. Silicone breast implants are FDA-approved for patients 22 years and older, making them the prime choice for patients from their mid-twenties to their mid-sixties. In recent years, the silicone gel inside of the breast implants has been adapted not to leak in the rare event of a rupture, making them a safe and popular choice among our patients.
Gummy Bear Breast implants
Gummy bear breast implants have risen in popularity in recent years and are quickly rising in popularity above traditional silicone breast implants. Like silicone implants, gummy bear breast implants are filled with the leak-proof, thick silicone gel. What sets these implants apart, however, is their shape. Unlike traditional breast implants which are shaped like a mound, the gummy bear implants have a more defined tear drop shape that more closely resembles the shape and position of natural breasts. This new anatomical shape provides patients with the most natural-looking and –feeling breast implants on the market.
Which Breast Implants are Best for Me?
When it comes to choosing the right shape, size, and material of breast implant for you, talking to your doctor is always best. Your plastic surgeon will be able to give you a full and detailed perspective of how your breast implants are going to look and feel following surgery and can help guide you in the right direction. No matter what, it’s important to remember that the ultimate choice is up to you.
If you’re interested in learning more about mommy makeovers and how they can benefit you, we encourage you to contact us and schedule your private consultation with Dr. Anh Vu today. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate aesthetic goals.