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What’s in a Breast Implant? Your Options Explained img 1Getting breast implants is an exciting journey full of various options to choose from to help you get exactly what you’re looking for. One decision you’ll have to make is what type of implant you’d like.

Take a look at these three popular types of breast implants and their unique qualities to help you make a well-informed choice.

  1. Saline

    If you choose saline implants, your plastic surgeon will insert them through carefully placed incisions before filling them with a sterile saline solution.

    This means that the incisions can typically be slightly smaller than those for silicone implants, although saline implants have a tendency to create a rippled look that may be visible, depending on how much natural breast tissue you have.

  2. Silicone

    Many women find that silicone implants look and feel similar to natural breasts, making this type of implant very popular.

    Unlike their saline counterparts, silicone implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel before being inserted into the breast pocket.

    The most common incision type for silicone breast implants is an inframammary incision, but you can discuss your options with your plastic surgeon to find the best fit for you.

  3. Gummy Bear

    Gummy bear implants are a special type of silicone implant that contains a form-stable gel. One of the advantages to this type of breast implant is that they can still maintain their shape even in the event of a rupture.

In addition, gummy bear implants more closely match the teardrop shape of your breasts, which can create very natural-looking results.


Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

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“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”