What Are the Main Types of Breast Implants?

A boob job, as many people call breast augmentation, is basically to increase the size of the breasts using breast implants and or fat transfer. It also enhances your body to help make you feel your best and be confident about your assets. The procedure is perfect for women who have concerns about the appearance of their breasts. 

Additional breast volume is a great way for a woman to feel more confident in their bodies, both naked and in clothes. If you are interested in undergoing this kind of procedure, it is best if you’re aware of the available breast implants that you can choose from!

Keep reading and know more about breast implants and their two main types.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are suitable for women aging 18 years old and above. Saline is a salt solution in sterile water, and saline implants enhance breasts by giving them a symmetrical shape, reassuring firmness that will boost your confidence. Saline breast implants are safe and FDA-approved. Saline implants are in a silicone shell that is filled with the saline solution during surgery to allow for the perfect size and closest symmetry.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants use silicone gel for augmentation. It remains one of the most popular breast augmentations in plastic surgery due to the natural feel and being lighter than saline implants.

The silicone gel provides a natural feeling of breast tissue. We will decide on the right size for you at consultation based on your desired look. One of the pros of silicon, other than the feel, is that if it leaks, the implant is filled with silicone gel and will not collapse and give you a “flat tire” on one side. Women ages 22 and above are qualified for silicone implants which are also FDA-approved. It is recommended to have MRIs at regular intervals to check on the condition of the implants. 

In Contrast

Silicone and saline implants are the two main types of breast implants. These implants have a distinction when it comes to filler material and consistency.

Below is a short description of their differences.

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  • Material. Both implants have an outer silicone shell that defines your breasts’ shape and size. The saline implant uses saltwater, while silicon uses silicone gel.
  • Filling stage. Silicone implants are pre-filled and use silicone gel, while saline implants filling procedure is done once the shell is inserted.
  • Age qualification. Saline implants can be done on women 18 years old and above, but Silicon implants are best for ages 22 and up.
  • How it feels. Both feel natural, but silicone feels more like human fat and firmer than saline.

They say we need to be good stewards of our body and, at the same time, feel good about it. Enhancing it to improve self-image and self-confidence is one way to exude self-love and care. 

We guarantee your safety and we have the right treatment plan for you. With the help of our qualified and highly-skilled team members, you’ll achieve the results you want to have. Contact us the soonest you can, and we’ll give you all the things you need to know about how to augment your breast and feel your best!