Different Breast Implants Options in Lubbock
If you have made the decision to have a breast augmentation, you’re probably considering the different types, shapes, and sizes of breast implants available. Every implant comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. Your final decision should be based on personal choice and preference. At Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock, Dr. Jane Rowley has over twenty years of experience in breast augmentation, and she offers her patients the following options:
Saline Breast Implants
Saline implants are inserted empty during your surgery and then filled with sterile salt water once they’re in place. This allows a plastic surgeon to adjust the size of the implant during surgery to achieve better symmetry. If a saline breast implant ruptures, the implant will deflate, which makes it easy to detect a leak. You can physically see the difference between an implant that is still intact and an implant that is leaking. Though leaking saline solution does not harm your body, you may need to undergo surgery to have the implant replaced. Saline implants tend to ripple a little, which is something patients should ask their surgeon about.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone implants have been used for years and have improved over time. The implants on the market today are quite different than those available 50 years ago. Silicone implants are pre-filled with thick silicone gel, which feels a lot like breast tissue. Most women think that silicone breast implants look and feel more like natural breast tissue. A silent rupture in your silicone breast implant means a rupture that is difficult to detect because any leaking silicone tends to remain trapped in the area that forms around the implant. Though sometimes patients worry it will harm them, leaking silicone gel isn’t thought to cause any damage to the body or any long-term health problems.
The Ideal Implant® is structured with a baffled design that minimizes rippling and feels more like your natural breast. It has an inner shell around the inner chamber, which holds the inner saline filler, and an outer shell around the outer chamber, which holds the outer saline filler. Between these shells are one to three baffle shells. It looks like a silicone implant, but if it leaks, it acts like a saline implant.
For more information about breast implant options, call Dr. Jane Rowley. You know you are always in good hands at Rowley Plastic Surgery.