Breast implants allow for a variety of changes to be made to the tissues of the breast. This is done with the use of an implant. The implant is placed in the breasts, under the breast tissue or under the muscle present in that location. The goal of the procedure is to create natural looking breasts. However, there are many options available for doing just that. Most of the time, the surgeon will discuss these options with the woman prior to going into the procedure. And, if he or she does not do so, look for a provider that gives you this option.
Size and Shape Matter
The size and shape of the breasts matter to many women. You may have expectations about what this procedure will bring to you. Before having breast implants, then, it is up to you to select the right features of the implants. Your surgeon will offer you options in the implant type and size. The selection is not just based on the size preference you have, though. Other factors matter as well, including the breasts’ anatomy, the body type you have and the amount of skin elasticity present. All of these factors must be considered before making a decision.
Saline or Silicone
One of the biggest decisions women need to make is whether they want saline or silicone implants. You should be given two implants to feel so that you can see and feel what the difference is. Saline are filled with sterile salt water. These can be filled with various amounts of water to adjust the firmness, the shape and the overall feel of the breasts. If they do leak, they will collapse and your body will naturally absorb the saline and then expel it.
The second option is silicone. This is more of a gel-like material. It feels and moves more naturally, similar to what breast tissue does. If this product leaks, it may remain in the implant shell or escape into the pocket created during the procedure. If a problem does occur, the implant needs removal.
Keep in mind that new technology and types of implants are becoming more readily available. For some women, there may be a better choice down the road. Be sure to stay in touch with your doctor long-term especially if you select silicone implants and end up with problems with them.
For breast implants to provide you with a realistic and impressive look, you really do need to choose the right product for your needs. To do this, you should speak to your doctor about both your options and your limitations. You may be impressed with just how amazing you can look and how much control you have over this procedure.