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Choosing the Right Breast Implant Type for Your Breast Augmentation

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For many women, breast augmentation provides a way for them to feel more comfortable with the appearance of their breasts and body. One of the reasons for this is because the surgical procedure is highly customizable which means that personalized results can be provided that satisfy the patient’s aesthetic needs.

One of the most important aspects of breast augmentation is choosing the right breast implant for the procedure. Breast implants come in a variety of types, shapes, and sizes and the choice between these options will have an impact on the overall appearance of the breasts and other aspects of the breast augmentation.

What are the Types of Breast Implant

Saline Breast Implants

Saline implants are comprised of an outer silicone shell that is filled with saline. Saline is a sterile mixture of salt and water. During a breast augmentation, the empty silicone shell can be inserted into the breasts and then filled with the required amount of saline. This means that the incisions needed for the procedure can be smaller compared to other breast implant options

Saline breast implants are often the more affordable option for breast augmentation. It is also easy to detect when a saline breast implant has ruptured as it is visibly noticeable right away. In these cases, the saline is safely absorbed by the body and then implant can be removed and replaced.

Saline implants do tend to have a firmer feel than other breast implant options which can feel less natural to the touch. The implants can also form wrinkles or ripples that can be visible on the actual breasts and can have a less natural overall appearance.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are comprised of an outer silicone shell that is filled with a cohesive silicone gel. The implants are prefilled to the desired size prior to the insertion process.

Silicone implants are known for providing results that have a more natural overall appearance. The silicone gel inside silicone breast implants is much more viscous and mimics the feel of natural breasts more than saline implants. Silicone gel implants also have more natural-looking movement compared to slaine implants.

In cases where the implant ruptures. The cohesive structure of silicone implants means they are better able to retain their shape. However, it can be more difficult to detect when a rupture has occurred in silicone gel breast implants.

Which Breast Implant Does Dr. Kornstein Use?

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kornstein has been performing breast augmentation surgery for over 20 years, has undergone extensive training, and has studied with recognized experts in the field of breast augmentation. His knowledge of anatomy and intraoperative creativity facilitates his ability to provide beautiful and natural-looking results.

Dr. Kornstein uses highly cohesive silicone gel implants from Allergan. Dr. Kornstein has been using them for nearly 25 years. These implants are of the highest quality and provide a number of advantages over other breast implants like:

  • Lower chance of silicone bleed and rupture
  • Reduced risk of capsular contracture
  • Optimal breast shape for patients with minimal breast tissue

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in breast augmentation and are looking for a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide you with the results you are in need of, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kornstein.