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Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical enhancement procedure to accentuate the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. While breast augmentation will make the breasts larger, the surgery will not move the breasts closer together or lift sagging breasts. Breast augmentation is tremendous help to patients who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to gain a more natural look again.
Things To ConsiderSelecting Breast Implants
Saline Versus Cohesive Gel ImplantsBreast Implant Types
Saline implants are a silicone elastomer shell that is filled with a saltwater solution known as saline. This is the same solution that patients get when having an IV. Saline implants come deflated and are filled with the saline once inserted into the breast. Saline implants have a slightly higher tendency to ripple than cohesive gel implants and therefore need to be placed under the muscle more often. Saline implants tend to provide a more rounded appearance to the breast.
Cohesive Gel Implants
A cohesive gel breast implant is a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel inside. These implants, which have been available for breast augmentation since the year 2000, differ greatly from the previous generation of silicone implants. To understand the consistency of a cohesive gel implant, many patients are told to bite into a gummy bear candy and look inside. For this reason, many patients ask their doctors for “gummy bear” implants rather than referring to them as cohesive gel implants. These implants are widely recognized for their ability to closely mimic the soft, supple appearance and feel of natural female breasts. A cohesive gel implant is filled with a thicker substance than liquid silicone and does not leak if the implant shell holding it inside the breast is ruptured. Cohesive gel implants come in two shapes, an anatomical, and a round shape. The beauty of the anatomical cohesive gel implants is that they come in a variety of heights, widths, and projections, while with a round implant you can only alter the width and projection. It should be noted that anatomical cohesive gel implants are best for women seeking natural-looking breasts that are roughly proportionate to their body structures. Anatomical cohesive gel implants are not recommended for women who are seeking overly large breast enhancement. Rice Cosmetic Surgery is able to recommend an implant that is closest to the natural shape of your breasts, allowing for a more natural looking breast. We offer both round and anatomical cohesive gel implants.