Breast augmentation is currently the most popular cosmetic procedure to date. And this is no surprise, as this procedure can significantly improve the size and shape of the breasts for a boost in confidence. However, many individuals are not familiar with the different types of implants available for breast augmentation today. We have put together an overview to help make the decision easier.

Types of Implants

Saline Implants- Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, and may be pre-filled at a predetermined size of filled at the time of surgery. These implants are said to be a bit firmer than the other options.

Silicone Implants- Silicone implants are filled with a soft, silicone gel, and are available in a variety of shapes. All silicone breast implants are pre-filled, and may require a longer incision to place them. These implants are said to feel closest to natural breast tissue.

Form Stable Implants – Form stable implants, also known as cohesive gel implants or gummy bear implants, are filled with a cohesive gel. This gel is made up of cross-linked molecules of silicone, which makes these implants a bit thicker and firmer than traditional silicone implants. This enables them to hold their shape better.

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Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit

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