Types of Breast ImplantsBreast augmentation is not only the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US today, but also among the more customizable ones.

Patients have an option to choose breast implants in different types and sizes, and the final results can be tailored to meet their unique aesthetic and anatomical requirements. At the time of pre-op consultation, the surgeon will discuss all the implant options and help the patient make the most appropriate choice.

The patient should be clear about her aesthetic priorities and comfort level in order to select the right type of breast implants. The ideal goal should be to choose implants that enhance the overall appearance of the breasts and make them appear more proportionate to the rest of the body. Merely increasing the breast size should not be an isolated goal.

Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones who is accomplished and sagacious provides breast implant surgery to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta GA, and surrounding communities.


Implant Classifications

Breast implants are primarily divided into two main classes: saline implants and silicone gel implants. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will apprise the patient of the benefits and limitations of both types and discuss their longevity, risk factors and cost aspects to help her make the best decision for her breast implant plastic surgery.

Saline Implants

The FDA has approved saline breast implants for women above the age of 18. Saline implants were originally approved by the FDA, while silicone implants were still under evaluation. The saline implant core is filled with a sterile saline fluid, while the external shell is made of silicone. These implants are designed to give natural firmness and shape to the breasts and improve their size.

The advantage with saline implants is that they can be surgical inserted in the breast tissue in a deflated state, and the saline solution can be filled later. This allows the surgeon to place them with a smaller incision. Secondly, the saline solution is completely biocompatible, making the implants very safe in the event of implant rupture or leakage.

Silicone Implants

Although silicone implants went through a controversial period before they were finally approved by the FDA, but now these are more popular than saline implants. The natural touch and superior aesthetics of these implants have made them the preferred choice of many women. The FDA has approved them for women above the age of 21.  

The soft silicone gel core of these implants enables them to mimic the natural effect of the breast tissue. These implants are more resilient and do not lose their shape easily. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta GA, and other cities and neighborhoods in this part of the country for breast implants.

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy Bear or form stable implants are ultra-cohesive silicone gel implants, which are the latest quality to receive the FDA approval. These implants have a higher viscosity of silicone gel in their core, which makes them highly form stable under various conditions. The silicone gel in these implants does not leak out to other sites even when the implant is damaged.

See all plastic surgery procedures that Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones performs of the face, nose, body, and breast in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA and surrounding areas.

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