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Different Types of Breast Implants Explained


December 19, 2018

In terms of the implant itself and the actual procedure, breast augmentation has come a long way since 1962. But with so many options on the table (quite literally) it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Though you should always consult your Long Island cosmetic surgeon and take his/her suggestions seriously, the decision is ultimately up to you.

When it comes to choosing an implant, there are several different options available to you:

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are filled with sterilized saline water. Though it’s uncommon for them to break, it has happened on occasion. If the implant were to leak, it would collapse and your body would naturally absorb and discharge the water.

Benefits of Saline

  • They closely resemble the appearance of natural breasts.
  • They are FDA-approved.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone — a sterile gel material. Unlike saline implants, a leaking gel implant will not collapse. To ensure the implant is not leaking and sitting properly, you may have to visit your surgeon every few years for a check-up.  

Benefits of Saline

  • They closely resemble the firmness and feel of natural breasts.
  • They are FDA-approved.

Smooth Breast Implants

As its name implies, smooth implants feel the softest. Because they can move freely within the implant pocket, they give breasts the appearance of natural movement.

Textured Breast Implants  

Unlike smooth implants, textured breast implants stick to breast tissue. This helps the implant stay in place throughout the years, meaning you’ll never have to worry about them shifting or falling out of the pocket.
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