Getting Breast Implants – Things You Should Know

Breast augmentation continues to be the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure among women across the globe. Women have breast augmentation in NYC to address various concerns such as to enhance a small bust line, correct breasts that differ in size and shape, and adjust for a reduction in breast size that has occurred due to excessive weight loss, pregnancy, aging, breastfeeding, or other factors. Breast augmentation involves inserting implants behind the breast tissue or under the chest muscle.

Breast ImplantsThere are various types of breast implants: saline, silicone, gummy bear, and IDEAL. These implants come in different sizes and shapes such as tear-drop and round, and with textured and smooth surfaces to fit any woman’s breasts and body type. Breast implants are filled with either a cohesive silicone gel or saline.

  • Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water after placement in the breast pocket. They are available to women 18 years of age and older for breast augmentation and for breast reconstruction.
  • Silicone implants come pre-filled with silicone gel, a medical-grade, viscous material which makes them look and feel more like natural breast tissue. They are meant for women age 22 and older for breast augmentation and for breast reconstruction.
  • Gummy bear implants are highly cohesive silicone gel implants. Made of high-strength silicone gel, these form-stable implants maintain their shape even when cut in half. They are less likely to wrinkle, fold, or ripple.
  • The IDEAL implant comes with a series of implant shells nested together and have two separate chambers that are filled with saline. It is uniquely designed to reduce collapse and wrinkling, which cause rupture and deflation.

Breast implants can rupture. If a saline breast implant ruptures, it will deflate and the breast will change in size and shape. The saline solution will be absorbed by the body. On the other hand, when a silicone gel implant ruptures, the free silicone tends to remain trapped in the fibrous capsule and the rupture may not be immediately visible. A ruptured silicone breast implant can cause breast pain, breast thickening, or changes in the contour or shape of the breast. Ruptured implants can be removed surgically and a new implant can be inserted at the same time.

Breast implants do not last a lifetime and how long they will last depend on various factors. Women who choose silicone implants are advised to have regular MRI scans to make sure the implants are intact and functioning correctly. However, with the IDEAL implant, women can check if their implants are intact by just looking in the mirror.

Choosing a surgeon who is experienced in performing the Breast enhancement surgery is crucial for successful outcome. You should discuss your needs, desires and preferences with your surgeon. Your surgeon will help you in choosing the right implant size on the basis of your preferences, chest size and the amount of breast tissue present.