When deciding to receive a breast augmentation in Brandon, there are many things that you must take into consideration. One of the most important decisions that you will make is which type of breast implant you will choose. Read on to learn about the different types of implants and how they are different from each other.

Saline Implants

While saline implants used to be the go-to choice for breast augmentation, they are slowly becoming less popular. However, that doesn’t mean that they are not a safe choice for breast augmentation. Saline implants are made up of a silicone shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution called saline. These implants are filled after they are inserted, so they often require a smaller incision.

If a saline implant were to leak, the breast would simply inflate, and the saline would be absorbed by the body. It will be noticeable if a saline implant has a leak.

Silicone Implants

Silicone breast implants are becoming more and more popular today. These are made up of a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel. Silicone implants are often said to feel closer to natural breast tissue.

Silicone leaks are not as obvious as saline lakes, as silicone does not flow easily like water. In order to detect a rupture of a silicone implant, you will need to have a special screening that detects the issue.

There are also the newer silicone implants known as form-stable implants. These are filled with a material that holds its shape even more than traditional silicone implants, so if they were to rupture, the filling would stay in place. However, routine check-ups are still recommended.

If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation with breast implants, contact our office today! We would be happy to schedule your breast consultation with Dr. Shienbaum.

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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 Brandonplasticsurgery.com