Getting 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.
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.
What’s in a Breast Implant? Your Options Explained
Curious about the different types of breast implants? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Kolder of California provides an overview of your options.
Dr. Daniel G. Kolder
Pacifica Center for Plastic Surgery