When it comes to breast augmentation, most patients are faced with a common question: which type of breast implant should I choose? There are two common breast implant options for the potential patient, either silicone gel implants or saline breast implants. Each poses different advantages and disadvantages.
For the woman who is interested in silicone gel implants, here are some things for you to consider:
Advantages of Silicone Gel Implants
Silicone breast implants are often chosen by women for the following reasons:
- It gives the breasts a more natural appearance and feel. It is natural and softer to the touch than its saline counterpart, just like how natural breasts would feel.
- There is lesser occurrence of rippling in patients with silicone gel implants compared to those with saline ones. This is due to the fact that gel implants are much viscous than saline implants.
- Because of their viscous property, a swooshing sound is less likely to be heard as the breasts are manipulated or moved.
- Silicone gel implants are usually fit to be placed over a woman’s chest muscle even when there is little breast tissue or body fat.
Downsides of Silicone Gel Implants
Just like saline breast implants, there is a tendency for gel implants to rupture, leading to systemic problems or capsular contracture.
To know more about breast implants and to help you pick the type of implants best suited for you, call us today at (949) 548-0300 to request a consultation with Dr. Ip.