Types of Breast Implants
Breast augmentation or breast implants surgery is one of the most sought after aesthetic surgery procedures in the US today. Thousands of implant procedures are performed every year by qualified cosmetic surgeons with successful outcomes. One of the key reasons for the high success rate is the advancement in the quality of breast implants.
Implants have become safer and more natural looking due to superior materials being used. A plastic surgeon will discuss various breast implant options with the patient during the initial consultation process to help her make an informed choice. Dr. Paul McCluskey provides state of the breast augmentation and other procedures to patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas.
A cosmetic surgeon may offer both saline and silicone breast implant choices, which are the two primary classes of implants available in breast augmentation procedures. The surgeon will discuss various aspects of both types of implants, and help the patient choose the right type of implants to meet her individual aesthetic goals and needs.
Saline implants are now also called traditional breast implants, which have the core filled with a saline solution. Breasts can acquire a more uniform shape, firmness and feel with saline implants. The FDA has approved these implants for women above 18 years of age.
The major advantage of saline implants is their high degree of biocompatibility. Even if the implant gets damaged or develops a leak at some point, the saline solution will be natural absorbed in the body, and patient’s health will not be impacted in any way.
Over the years, silicone implants have emerged as the more popular choice for a majority of patients. The aesthetic benefits of silicone implants are very superior. The silicone gel based core of these implants provides higher consistency, and matches the natural breast tissue touch and feel fairly closely.
Silicone implants have been approved by the FDA for women above the age of 21 years. Highly cohesive implant qualities are now available, which are much safer as well as aesthetically superior. Patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive breast implant surgery from Dr. McCluskey.
The FDA has approved silicone breast implants for women in the age group of 22 and above. New advanced qualities of silicone implants are very safe due to the highly cohesive nature of the silicone gel. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other areas for breast implant surgery.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy Bear implants or form stable implants are one of the latest qualities of implants with a highly cohesive silicone gel core. The form and shape of these implants remains maintained because of the high density of the gel.
These implants are very safe because in the event of implant shell damage, the silicone gel will not leak out to other areas of the body, and will stay in its place. All types of implants are typically available in sizes ranges from 120cc to 960cc. Choices in shapes, profile size, and textures are also available.
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