Which Type of Breast Implant Should I Choose?

Smiling woman in bra posing over gray background Breast augmentation continues to be a popular, common procedure performed for women who are unhappy with the size, shape, and appearance of their breasts. With breast implants, volume and size can be improved. But what type of implant is best? Dr. Frank Ferraro and his Paramus, NJ, area team can educate you on each type of breast implant and its advantages and disadvantages.

What Type of Breast Implant Should I Choose for My Breast Augmentation Surgery?

When considering your options for breast augmentation surgery, there are a variety of types of implants to choose from. The type you select should be based on the desired look, feel, and size you hope to achieve. Some popular implant choices include saline-filled, silicone gel-filled, and form-stable (or “gummy bear”) implants.

  • Saline implants. Saline-filled implants are filled with sterile salt water after they have been placed in your body during surgery. They provide a natural look and feel and can be adjusted in size at the time of placement if needed. Additionally, in the unlikely event that the implant was to leak or rupture, it would only cause minimal health risks as the saline solution is safely absorbed by your body.
  • Silicone implants. Silicone gel-filled implants are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures. They offer a smoother and softer feel than saline-filled implants and may be less likely to wrinkle or ripple over time. However, if the implant were to rupture or leak, you may need additional medical testing and treatment.
  • Gummy bear implants. Form-stable, or “gummy bear” implants, provide a more natural look due to their innovative shape that maintains its size and contour despite movement or gravity. This type of implant is made from cohesive silicone gel, which is thick enough not to leak even if it were cut in half.

When choosing the type of implant for your breast augmentation surgery, you will want to take time to talk to Dr. Frank Ferraro and his team about the benefits of each to make an educated decision.

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Dr. Frank Ferraro and his team in Paramus, NJ, are dedicated to providing new and returning patients with a wide range of breast, body, and facial procedures to enhance the appearance and improve self-confidence. If you are located in or around the community and are ready to speak to a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon about the treatments that might be right for you, call 201-664-8000 today!

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