Breast implants surgery

Breast Implants Surgery is a surgical procedure by which Breast implants is implanted in your breast. Breast Implants are the medical devices which are used to implant in the breast tissues to alter the size and shape of your breast known as breast augmentation. These  breast implants are used surgically for the enhancement of the size and shape of the breast, the surgery for implant is also called Breast Augmentation Surgery.

Types of Breast Implants Surgery

There are two types of breast implants approved for breast Implants Surgery which are as follows;

  • Saline Filled Breast Implants Surgery

  • Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants Surgery


Saline Filled Breast Implants Surgery

Saline filled breast implants devices are filled with Saline solution which is biological-concentration salt water in Silicone Elastomer shell. Saline filled Breast Implants were first made and used for Breast Implants by Laboratoires Arion company, France. The saline solution is also present in your body, so if the implant leaks the saline solution is safely absorbed by your body.

In  breast implants surgery the smallest incision possible is made with empty saline breast implants, and when placed in position it is than filled with sterile saline solution through a self-sealing valve. The saline implant is calculated in cubic centimeters (cc) to determine size of the breast implants. Saline breast implants are available for age 18 and older women for breast augmentation and women of any age for breast reconstruction.

In market the saline breast implants are available in different shapes and textures for the breast implants surgery, these types are as follows;

  • Anatomical saline breast implants
  • Round saline breast implants
  • Smooth saline breast implants
  • Textured saline breast implants


Anatomical saline breast implants

Anatomical saline breast implants are designed to produce the slop of the breast having fullness at the lower area of your breast, an Anatomical saline breast implants remain in proper position by its shell which is bonding the surrounding of your breast.

Round saline breast implants

Round saline breast implants are the toughest to produce a perfect round appearance to upper area of the breast because naturally the shape becomes fuller at the bottom of your breast.

Smooth saline breast implants

Smooth saline breast implants are preferred by most surgeons because it has smooth shell which may produce lower ability for getting flat in the breast which has little breast tissues. Smooth surface of this implant allows to freely moves within your breast tissues which let you feel like your own breast tissues. Many surgeons such as the renouned Dr. Berardi of Scottsdale, Arizona. recommend the massaging of the Smooth saline breast implants after the surgery so that the scar tissue dose not bond.

Textured saline breast implants

Textured saline breast implants were developed to prevent the bonding of scar tissues around the implant because other saline breast implants need regular massaging to prevent the contract of scar tissues. The textured surface of the implants helps preventing the tissues to bond the implant.



Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants Surgery

Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implant was first developed by Dow Corning Corporation in 1961and in 1992 Food and drug Administration (FDA) approved the Silicone Gel-Filled Implants with restricted use of breast implant filled with silicone gel. Silicone breast implants were removed as there was no evidence of the safety of the patient after the surgery, since than the saline breast implants are mostly used and preferred by the surgeons but still patient best choice due to new generation silicone implants are introduced.

Silicone breast implant is a silicone elastomer shell filled with silicone gel. The newer silicone gel implant is cohesive and thicker than the old silicone implants. If there is a cut into an old silicone gel implant, the silicone gel leaks from the implant shell. In new silicone implants if there is cut into a silicone gel implant, the implant fill maintains it shape.

Silicone breast implants are natural to feel and very soft, they have natural shape which makes them very attractive to you if you are seeking augmentation. With consistent gel implants the fillmakes of silicone breast implant maintain its shape which makes no rippling of the implant. There are many sizes available in silicone breast implants, it is available to women age 22 and older for breast augmentation.

Disadvantage of silicone breast implants

There is a disadvantage in silicone implants that it comes pre-filled and so is a need for larger surgical incision to insert them. This surgical incision is around 4.5 – 5 cms. and is normally placed in the under the breast. Silicone breast implants can be placed through an incision around the areola and cannot be placed through an armpit incision.

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See also:

FDA updated safety data on silicone breast implants

What is Breast Cancer?