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Everything You Should Know about the Many Types of Breast Implants

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Everything You Should Know about the Many Types of Breast ImplantsNo two bodies are the same. Just like clothes are made in a variety of sizes to accommodate all shoppers, breast implants are designed in multiple forms to help women select the type of implant that will truly flatter their figure. If you’re considering undergoing a breast augmentation, it is very helpful to understand the choices available to you.

Saline Vs. Silicone

Saline and silicone are the two most common materials utilized to create breast implants, and they each offer their own unique benefits. While both saline and silicone contain an outer silicone shell, the material and consistency inside is different. Saline implants are inserted into the body when still empty, and sterile saline water is added to the implants afterward. Silicone implants, on the other hand, are already filled with silicone gel when they are inserted into the body.

Since the silicone gel  is a thick fluid that closely resembles human fat, many women opt for silicone implants to achieve breasts that look and feel more like natural breast tissue. Saline implants feel more like water balloons since they are filled with salt water. The reaction of each type of implant in the case of a rupture is also different. A saline implant rupture is obvious immediately because the implant will essentially deflate. However, if a silicone implant ruptures, any silicone released is absorbed by the body, and it may take a long time for the rupture to become evident.

Round Vs. Teardrop

In terms of breast implant shape, the two most prevalent choices are round implants and teardrop implants. Round implants are symmetrical spheres that can have smooth or textured surfaces. Women select round implants because they offer lift, cleavage, and fullness to the breasts. Teardrop implants, on the other hand, have a sloped contour and texture that mimics the shape of natural breasts. Many women prefer teardrop implants because they look like a fuller version of real breasts.

For expert guidance regarding the best type of implant for your body, visit Landon Plastic Surgery in Tampa or Trinity, Florida. Dr. Landon has nearly 20 years of plastic and reconstructive surgery experience and will deliver the best augmentation results in the area. Call today at (813) 337-6803 (Tampa) or (727) 777-6771 to start your augmentation journey.