Breast implants types for breast augmentation plastic surgery procedure that I perform in Montreal, Quebec.
Breast implants are silicone shells filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone gel. A new implant, recently available, called a Structured Implant, is filled with saline but has more the feel of a silicone implant. All three implant types are very safe and each offers its own advantages. We will help you decide which kind is right for you. During surgery Dr. Ali Izadpanah places the implants behind the pectoral muscle on the chest wall in the vast majority of cases. It is his feeling that only a small percentage of patients are candidates for the implants placed on top of the muscle.
SALINE BREAST IMPLANTS
Saline implants have always remained a positive choice for patients when deciding what type of implant to use for breast augmentation. Because these implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution, any potential leakage does not pose a threat as the solution is safely absorbed by the body. Saline implants also cost less than the silicone type. One of the disadvantages of saline implants is that in some cases rippling can appear. This is especially something to consider for women who are thin. Those who opt for this type of implant must be at least 18 years old.
SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS
Silicone breast implants are the most popular today in Dr. Ali Izadpanah patients and are highly recommended by surgeons for patients who are thin and desire a natural look. The silicone shell is prefilled with silicone gel and comes in different sizes, shapes, and textures. Unlike saline implants in which leakage is absorbed by the body and implant volume appears visibly flat, it is difficult to tell when a silicone implant ruptures. An MRI is required to detect any rupture. Patients considering silicone implants must be at least 22 years old.