Comparing Type of Breast Implants for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Comparing Type of Breast Implants for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Some women are gifted with the right curves at the right places. They naturally have fuller breasts and ample derriere – womanly assets that are enviable for those who are not as gifted as others. Cosmetic surgeries have definitely opened doors for women to achieve a body shape that can enhance their figure and boost their self-confidence.

But, seeking to enhance the size or shape of your breasts is not as easy as snapping your fingers. Before having breast augmentation surgery there needs to be careful deliberation, research and consultations with your doctor. This will enable you to better understand the best approach in improving your physique by having a pair of breasts that are shapely and fuller. One of the main points that needs to be considered is the right implant to be used to achieve a natural-looking result. Breast implants are not just one big generic material. There are actually a number of types that can give varying results for every patient.

Saline Implants

Saline breast implants are comprised of a silicone shell that will be inserted empty inside the breast pocket before it is filled with saline solution once in place. A breast augmentation procedure that uses this type of implant will only require a very small incision. Since the implant is not pre-filled, adjustments to the size and shape can be done accordingly with different amounts of saline solution. This makes it an ideal implant of choice for those who have asymmetrical breast sizes. Since it is made of a natural substance, when the implants do rupture, the implant will deflate and the leaked saline solution will simply be absorbed by the body without any risk. The silicone shell, however, will have to be removed.

But, saline implants have a tendency to ripple, making it obvious especially for women who have thin breast tissues. It also feels heavier and firmer, as compared to the softer feel of silicone implants.

Cohesive Gel Implants

Cohesive Gel implants, on the other hand, consist of a silicone shell pre-filled with cohesive silicone gel. Instead of the thick and sticky fluid of regular silicone implants, cohesive silicone gel are firmer and similar to the firm, yet soft, texture and feel of a gummy bear. Cohesive Gel Implants should not be confused though with Gummy Bear Implants or Highly-Cohesive Gel Implants, which has a higher cohesiveness.

It retains its shape, which prevents the shell from folding or rippling. Also, what makes it an excellent choice of implant is that it feels very natural and is close to the texture and consistency of the breast tissues. This gives it a more natural-looking feel and look to the new breasts.

It also comes in two distinct types – the round cohesive gel implants and the anatomical or tear-shaped implants. Round cohesive gel implants are just what its name suggests. It is round in shape and can provide a more rounded and fuller look to the breast.

The anatomical implants, on the other hand, have a tapered shape where it projects more and has greater volume at the bottom. This provides a more natural look to the new breasts. The cohesive gel allows the thinner volume at the top to maintain its form without flipping over. Also, the textured exterior of anatomical implants allows it to hold its place and will not move too much, distorting the breast shape.

There are quite a few women who are a bit apprehensive when it comes to silicone implants because of the probability of ruptures and leaks. One of the greater advantages of cohesive gel implants over the “regular” silicone implants is that the silicone gel is interlinked, stable and firm, it will not leak and migrate to other parts of the body. On the downside, because cohesive gel implants are pre-formed, a larger incision is required to properly place it inside the breasts.

Silimed Furry Brazilian Implants

Silimed Furry Brazilian Implants are essentially silicone gel implants that are covered in polyurethane foam manufactured in Brazil by Silimed. This covering gives the implant a suede or furry feel, which is the reason why it is named as furry implants.

This very feature allows the implant to hold on to the breast tissues and eliminates the risk of deformity and the implant being moved from its original position because of its Velcro-like adherence. But more than that, the greatest advantage of Silimed Furry Brazilian Implants is that it reduces the risk of capsular contracture. It is a common complication in most breast augmentation procedures. This is when a lining of tissue, similar to a scar tissue, forms around the implant.

For some, this tissue or capsule shrinks and compresses the implant, causing it to feel firmer, harder and may distort the appearance of the breasts.

Having Silimed Furry Brazilian Implants reduces the possibility of having to spend even more for further surgery to correct these kinds of complications. More importantly, it gives a natural-look to the new breasts.

The choice of breast implant is ultimately a personal preference. During your consultation with your doctor, you will be further properly guided on which will work well for your body, your needs and your realistic expectations.

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