What are silicone gel breast implants?
Implants that are filled with soft, stable and elastic gel that feel and move like natural breast tissue. Silicone breast implants come in a variety of sizes, shapes and projections, and are available to women who wish to enhance their natural breast sizes and shapes, or for breast reconstruction.
Who is a candidate for silicone gel breast implants?
Women aged 18-60 can elect to have breast implants for a number of different reasons. Some of these reasons include age, breast asymmetry, loss of volume from pregnancy or weight loss and sagging that may develop over time.
How do I decide between different types of breast implants?
Dr. Ip uses three different types of breast implants in his Newport beach office. Smooth breast implants are named after the texture of the implant. They are the softest of all the breast implants. Smooth breast implants have a more natural movement as they move with the breast implant pocket. Textured breast implants are also named after the texture of the implant. These implants require the formation of scar tissue to stick to the implant. This will make them less likely to move around the inside of the breast and get repositioned. Gummy bear implants are the latest type of cohesive gel implants. The gel found in gummy bear implants is thicker than traditional silicone gel implants, making them firmer than traditional implants. Gummy bear implants are shaped rather than round, giving them a much more natural look and feel than other types of silicone implants.
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For more information on silicone gel breast implants, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Ip at his Newport Beach office by calling (949) 548-0300.