Breast implants have been used to increase the size and shape of a woman’s breasts with the option of choosing between saline, silicone, or IDEAL IMPLANTS®. While each implant has its advantages, they can also come with their disadvantages. Dr. Setty will work closely with each of his patients to determine the proper implant type.
After saline implants are placed, they are filled with a saltwater solution through a small incision. This procedure may cause some minor scarring, though saline implants can make your breasts look and feel firmer than silicone gel implants. Saline implants also add volume to the breasts and can be adjusted during your surgery. Additionally, ruptures are typically more noticeable when they occur in saline implants because the implant will deflate quickly. However, patients who decide to get saline implants should understand that there is a higher rupture rate with saline implants than other types of implants.
Prefilled silicone implants contain a cohesive gel that can help prevent the implant from moving. When placed, silicone implants look and feel more natural and less likely to cause surface wrinkles or rippling. They also provide a less noticeably augmented appearance for women who have thin skin. While silicone implants can give women a more natural appearance, they require larger incisions and are more expensive than saline implants. Silicone implants may also come with the risk of silent rupture or capsular contracture that can develop from internal scarring in the breast tissue, making your breasts look misshapen or feel hard.
IDEAL IMPLANTS® combine the benefits of saline and silicone implants for the ultimate breast enhancement. The implants are filled with saline and have an outer silicone shell, allowing them to look and feel almost identical to silicone implants. IDEAL IMPLANTS® give you the peace of mind of knowing that you can look great without worrying about any complications like ruptured implants, as you will be able to tell right away.
To learn more about breast implants and which option would best suit your aesthetic goals, schedule a consultation with Dr. Setty today by calling our office at 972-842-0900.