Best Types of Breast Implants
Cosmetic surgery by way of breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift have come as a boon for women with body image issues – those who feel their self-esteem is affected by disproportionate, asymmetrical or extremely small or large breasts.
Breast augmentation involves the use of breast implants which are inserted through incisions made under the breast, arms, near the nipples or the belly button. While silicone gel and saline breast implants are the two commonly known ones, there is another new generation of implants – the gummy bear implant.
Gummy Bear vs Saline vs Silicone – an Overview
The latest breast implant to hit the market is the ‘gummy bear’ implant which was approved by the FDA for women over 22 and women of any age going through breast reconstruction post-cancer. The newest entrant contains silicone gel that is more cohesive than earlier ones, making the implant a firm one and lending a more natural effect. However the gummy bear needs a larger incision and the extra firmness may not be all that comfortable to some women.
Saline implants can be used in women who are 18 or older and women of all ages who are undergoing breast reconstruction. A saline breast implant is filled with salt water after insertion, but when it breaks or leak, there is a change in the size of the breast. The saline solution will not cause any health problems. However saline implants don’t lend a very natural look.
Silicone Breast Implants for a Natural Look
It is here that silicone-gel breast implants score. They are preferred by women because they give a natural look, but when a silicone breast implant leaks, it is not noticed immediately. Silicone implants can be used by women who are over 22 or women of all ages who have undergone breast reconstruction.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistics point out that in 2011, 69 per cent of the 316, 848 breast augmentation procedures were done with silicone implants
However, before making a choice, consult Dr Farbod Esmailian who is a well known name in the field of breast reduction, breast lift or any form of corrective cosmetic surgery in the Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA.
Dr Farbod Esmailian will help you decide whether you should opt for a silicone, saline or gummy bear implant based on your needs, medical history and risk factors. Once the procedure is carried out, you will be asked to wear a surgical bra during the recovery phase. Also, you will need to undergo regular breast examinations and mammograms to detect any infections or abnormalities.
Costs Involved in the Procedure
The costs vary depending on the location of the facility – the charges in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA may differ from those in Denver, Los Angeles or Boston regions. Also, surgeon’s fees vary from facility to facility as also the cost of breast implants. You can borrow loans from lenders – your surgeon’s office usually has details of such options, so it is prudent to seek the advice of your surgeon.
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