Benefits of Silicone Breast Implants

If you are planning breast augmentation in the near future you will be facing an important question as to what type to get, saline or silicone breast implants. There are a number of benefits to silicone that have caused women to choose it as a preference not only in the United States but around the world as well. However before you decide too soon you will want to know that silicone implants will cost about a thousand dollars more. So you must decide if the benefits are worth it.

While a storm of controversy has surrounded the use of silicone over the past few decades, the FDA has approved them for use again after fourteen years of clinical trials. Available in the United States since 2006, they have been the implant of choice around the world.

Fifth generation silicone breast implants

Silicone breast implants of today are significantly different than those used in the early years of breast augmentation. Now known as fifth generation implants, the silicone filler today is called cohesive gel. The benefit to this type of silicone is that is thick and will hold together even upon rupture. Even if cut in half, the silicone gel holds to the implant shell which is also thicker and more durable than in earlier generations.

Most women and plastic surgeons will say that using silicone implants in breast augmentation will result in a fuller more natural looking breast. Certainly this is one of the biggest concerns in breast augmentation: to create a breast that looks and feels as though it is natural. Additionally, many will also say that it results in fuller cleavage than with a saline implant.

There is also a benefit in that silicone implants will not typically have the rippling effect that a saline implant might have. Some women have noted that a saline implant will even make a sloshing sound during movement which of course does not occur with a silicone breast implant.

Silicone breast implants arrive in the operating room already prefilled with a predetermined amount of filler. This makes it even more important for you to have decided which breast implant size is right for you. Given the cost you will incur with silicone breast implants, it is far more important that you choose the right breast implant size ahead of time.


Silicone Implant Sizes

Silicone implants are available in a wide range of sizes from as small as 100cc to as much as 800cc or larger. The most common sizes of implants tend to be 300cc, 350cc, and 400cc. Wear breast implant sizers ahead of time to decide which breast implant size is going to be right for you.

There are many distinct advantages to using cohesive gel silicone breast implants. However understanding that the cost is significantly more you will want to plan even more carefully so that you get the results that you want.




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