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Does Breast Implant Type Matter?

You and Dr. Setty will work closely together to determine every aspect of your breast augmentation. From incision locations to implant placement, the factors that go into your surgery are all important to ensure we achieve the look you want.

However, the decision that can play the most significant role in the look and feel of your new breasts is the type of implant you choose for your surgery. While considerations such as age and incision visibility can play a role in choosing one implant over another, aesthetics often trump other smaller factors of your procedure.

Why Implant Type Matters

The type of implant you decide on can affect the final look and feel of your breast implants. Saline implants, for example, are more likely to develop surface wrinkles and ripples. These irregularities can prevent your breasts from looking smooth.

On the other hand, silicone implants are known to have a natural look that is less noticeably augmented compared to saline. Additionally, silicone implants have a cohesive gel, which better simulates the feel of breast tissue. For many women, this tactile feel plays an important role in their overall satisfaction with their breasts.

Newer IDEAL IMPLANTS® bridge the gap between saline and silicone implants. While it has the aesthetic benefits of silicone implants, with a lower risk of rupture, it uses saline, which is safer in the event of a leak.

Physical Characteristics Can Impact Implant Type

When it comes to breast surgery, there should never be a one-size-fits-all approach. While saline, silicone, and IDEAL IMPLANTS® all have unique characteristics, your body will play a role in how those characteristics are expressed.

In many cases, it isn’t recommended for women with thin breast tissue to choose saline implants, since thin skin increases the risk of visible surface irregularities. Implant size and placement can also have an impact on how a specific material will translate within your body.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

Because of the variability associated with implants, it is essential to discuss your options with Dr. Setty. Implant type will affect the look of your breasts, but you will need a consultation to determine in which ways. Some benefits may outweigh other disadvantages.

To get more information about breast implant options, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Setty, please call our office at 972-842-0900.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.