Silicone Implants

Silicone Breast Implants in Louisville, Lexington, Kentucky

What Are Silicone Breast Implants?

Silicone breast implants come pre-filled with a liquid silicone gel in a solid silicone shell. Some surgeons compare this consistency to molasses. Since these implants come pre-filled, Dr. Salzman utilizes the precise analysis of the Vectra™ 3D computer imaging to visualize proper symmetry of the breast augmentation outcome.

With the experienced eye of a board-certified plastic surgeon, silicone implants can provide a natural-looking fullness to the breasts. These implants are the most studied medical implants in the world with a multitude of peer-reviewed journals supporting the overall safety. Silicone breast implants are FDA-approved for breast augmentation in women 22 years or older.

What Are the Advantages of Silicone Breast Implants?

The primary advantage of silicone breast implants is the natural look and feel it provides for breast enhancement. The gel seems to mimic natural breast tissue in consistency and feel. Other benefits of silicone breast implants include:

  • Longer lasting than its counterpart: saline implants
  • Provides more upper breast fullness
  • Wrinkles and rippling are less likely to occur

What Are the Disadvantages of Silicone Breast Implants?

Since silicone implants come prefilled, there is no adjustment of volume during the procedure. Additionally, in the case of a rupture, it is not always apparent since the silicone gel leaks out and the implant stays inflated. Because of this possibility, it is important for women to get an MRI or physical examination from their plastic surgeon every year to ensure their implants are intact. Other disadvantages of silicone implants include:

  • Cost more than saline implants
  • May have a higher risk of capsular contracture
  • The incision may be slightly longer than saline implants because they are pre-filled
  • Only for women 22 years or older

How to Choose Between Breast Implants?

Determining your particular type of implant is a personal choice and may vary based on individual preference and desired outcomes. With any implants and augmentation, there are risks including rupture, infection, bleeding, and an adverse reaction to anesthesia.

A consultation with Dr. Salzman is necessary to determine the best implant type and size for you. For more information about silicone breast implants and breast augmentation in Louisville, KY, contact Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa today!

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