Which implant material is used in breast aesthetic operation?
Breast aesthetic surgery, also known as breast augmentation or breast implant surgery, involves the use of implants to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts. There are different types of implant materials used in breast aesthetic surgery, each with its own benefits and drawbacks.
The two main types of implant materials used in breast aesthetic surgery are saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater solution, while silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel. Here’s a closer look at each type of implant material:
- Saline implants: Saline implants are made of a silicone outer shell that is filled with sterile saltwater solution. One of the main benefits of saline implants is that they can be inserted through a smaller incision than silicone implants, which may result in a smaller scar. Saline implants can also be adjusted for size during the surgery, which may be beneficial for women who have asymmetrical breasts.
However, some women find that saline implants feel less natural than silicone implants, and they may be more prone to rippling or wrinkling. Additionally, if a saline implant ruptures, the saline solution is harmlessly absorbed by the body, but the implant will deflate, requiring surgery to remove and replace it.
- Silicone implants: Silicone implants are made of a silicone outer shell that is filled with a cohesive silicone gel. One of the main benefits of silicone implants is that they feel more like natural breast tissue than saline implants, which may be important for women who want a more natural look and feel.
However, silicone implants require a slightly larger incision than saline implants, which may result in a larger scar. Additionally, if a silicone implant ruptures, the silicone gel can leak into the surrounding breast tissue, making it more difficult to detect and remove. Regular imaging tests may be needed to monitor the condition of silicone implants over time.
In addition to saline and silicone implants, there are also other types of implant materials, such as structured implants and autologous fat transfer (in which fat is taken from another part of the body and injected into the breasts). Your surgeon can help you determine which type of implant material is best suited to your needs based on your individual anatomy, goals, and lifestyle factors.
In summary, breast aesthetic surgery typically involves the use of saline or silicone implants to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts. Both types of implant materials have their own benefits and drawbacks, and your surgeon can help you choose the best option for your individual needs.