Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone Breast Implants for Land O’Lakes Patients – What are the Options?

If you are considering getting silicone breast implants in Land O’Lakes, you may be wondering what options are available and what benefits each of these options may offer. While your surgeon will likely take the time to discuss the different types of implants that are available for your breast enhancement surgery, gathering some information beforehand may help you feel more comfortable going into your consultation.

You may be aware that there was once some controversy surrounding silicone breast implants. The FDA did prohibit the general use of silicone implants in 1992 to review certain safety concerns, but following years of additional research, decided to conditionally approve the sale of silicone implants by certain manufacturers. Today, most cosmetic surgeons typically use two different types of silicone implants: silicone shells filled with a saline solution and silicone shells filled with a cohesive silicone gel. Each type provides its own unique benefits.

For patients who are especially concerned about post-surgery scarring, saline-filled implants are typically a better option. This is because the implants are not inflated until after they are placed inside the breast pocket, so they require a relatively small incision for placement. Though the gel-filled implants do require a larger incision, these implants are often chosen because of the common opinion that they provide a more natural look and feel than saline implants. This is largely due to the interlocking molecular structure of the silicone gel filler, which allows the implant to retain its shape.

To learn more about silicone breast implants, Land O’Lakes patients can contact the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, where Dr. Roach has performed countless procedures involving breast augmentation with implants. Dr. Roach uses both saline- and gel-filled silicone shell breast implants, and will recommend the ideal option for you, based on your expectations and desired results for the surgery, your unique anatomy, and various other factors.

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