There are already a wide range of breast implants in the field of plastic surgery, which are used to model the appearance and size of the patient's breasts. What is really important to know from the very first moment is that each material behaves differently, offering different vitality, as well as different strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, there is no "perfect implant", only one that suits you and your body best. However, there are some differences related to the content of the implant and the place of the incision.
First of all, saline implants have always been used for creating a coated silicone material in which serum is injected. This kind of surgery is especially suitable for women who have undergone breast removal surgery due to breast cancer. In this case, the entire process lasts for about several months. In cases of breast enlargement for cosmetic reasons only the surgeon uses a prosthesis filled with the implant during the surgery.
On the other hand, the classic silicone prosthesis is part of a newer and more popular procedure. It is very important to know the characteristics of the silicone gel. Unlike saline implants, silicone gel is not liquid and can imitate the feeling of the natural breasts almost perfectly. It is elastic, but does not change its shape even if for some reason there is a crack in the implant. Silicone gel implant is generally used by all plastic surgeons worldwide and is considered as the best choice for most patients undergoing surgery.
There are two categories of silicone implant. First, there is the round silicone one, which can also be divided into two smaller types, low profile and high profile. The first one is round and soft, being highlighted at the top. This implant is suitable for those who are looking to obtain natural looking breasts. The other category is represented by the anatomic silicone implant, which is the newest one in breast enlargement operations. It also resembles the natural look of breasts, being narrow at the top and wider at the bottom.
The silicone substance is extracted from the sand of the sea and comes in various forms. It can be liquid (more or less concentrated) or gelatinous, with various degrees of solidification. Silicone can be modeled in order to make it resemble the natural look of the breasts and imitate a similar texture. The advantage over other materials is that silicone provides long-term results for most patients.