Shape And Material: The Two Important Factors To Understand When Considering Breast Implants

If you're considering getting breast implants, then there are two important issues to understand. The first is what shape of implant you want. The second issue is to determine what type of material you want the implant to be made of.

Shape: Round or Teardrop

Breast implants come in two shapes. The first are round implants. These are perfect for women who want full breasts and the maximum amount of cleavage possible. The implants are uniform in shape. This allows the implant to be full at the top, creating stunning cleavage. One very important benefit to round implants is that they are not affected by shifts in the body. Sometimes an implant may shift in the pocket it was placed in. This is not a problem because round implants are uniform, so they won't create a deformed look to the breast.

Teardrop implants create a more natural appearance. They are less full at the top and more full at the bottom. The result is that you will have a much more subtle look. Women who want larger breasts, but don't want to have everyone gobsmacked by their new size, should consider teardrop implants. They are not for ladies who want to have maximum cleavage, but rather want a subtle increase in bust size.

The one issue that can arise with teardrop implants is if they shift. Because they taper off towards the bottom, and are not uniform in shape, a shift can cause a visible deformity. This would require a surgeon to go back and re-position the implant.

Material: Silicone or Saline

Silicone implants are lighter and are less likely to ripple. They also have a more natural feel. Silicone implants are also less likely to get infections and collapse. They do require a larger incision. When the doctor is putting in the saline implant, they can place the empty casing in the pocket (either sub-glandular or sub-muscular) and then inflate it externally by pumping in saline. Silicone implants needs to be placed in as is.They cannot be filled externally once they are in the body.

The main advantages to saline implants are safety, and as mentioned, small incisions.The most talked about benefit is that saline implants are safe. They are not linked to cancer. Silicone implants came under much scrutiny because of leaking silicone and the potential linkage to cancer. Because of this, women are recommended to have their silicone implants checked every few years. This is not an issue with saline. Should they rupture, they only leak out harmless salt water.

Also importantly, the incision scars will be much smaller with saline. The doctor can fold the implant up and insert it through a tiny incision point. Often times they can insert the empty saline implant bag through the armpit or navel and then fill it externally.This is perfect for women who want no visible scarring around their breast. Contact a doctors office that handles saline implants in your area for more information.