Types of Breast Implants
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Breast implants come in a variety of types, shapes, and sizes. At JL Plastic Surgery, our goal is to find the breast implant that will provide you with results that fully satisfy your aesthetic needs. Harvard-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Lee has performed numerous breast augmentations over the course of his career and can take the time to discuss all the options available to you and can let you know which breast implant will provide you with your ideal results.
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The Different Types of Breast Implants
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are comprised of a silicone implant casing that is then filled with a sterile solution of saltwater (saline).
Saline implants can be inserted into the breasts and then filled with saline once they are in position. This means that the incision used for inserting the implant is relatively small which means they may be less noticeable once fully healed. Saline implants are also more affordable compared to other implant types.
Saline implants tend to have a firmer feel compared to normal breast tissue and other breast implant types.
If a saline implant rupture, it is generally-noticeable within 24-48 hours as the saline is absorbed by the body.
Traditional Silicone Breast Implants
Traditional silicone breast implants are made from a silicone casing that is filled with silicone gel. Silicone breast implants tend to have a more natural feel to them. Silicone implants also provide more natural-looking results when compared to saline breast implants.
Unlike saline breast implants, when silicone implants rupture, they may not be immediately noticeable. While a ruptured silicone implant is not a life-threatening issue, a ruptured implant can be the source of breast pain or may result in noticeable changes to the appearance of the breast over time.
Cohesive Silicone Gel Implants
Also known as “gummy bear” implants, cohesive silicone gel breast implants are known for providing incredibly natural-looking results. They also feel natural to the touch. The silicone gel is thicker and is more cohesive which means that if it were to break, the silicone retains its shape. Older implants would leak silicone which is still a big concern for patients. Fortunately, these types of implants solve that issue for patients and have been widely popular over the past several years.
Dr. Lee is the nicest doctor I’ve ever met. He answered all my questions and provided honest and helpful feedback when I was choosing my implants. The surgery itself was done in his own OR (so no need to go to a hospital!) and all the staff were super nice and knowledgeable. The procedure took almost no time and I was on my way home 3 hours after I got to the OR. Dr. Lee checked in with me multiple times after my surgery and made sure I was recovering well.
I am absolutely in love with the results and forever grateful! Dr. Lee did an amazing job and helped me get over a lifelong complex. I highly recommend him to anyone considering plastic surgery! He’s a gem!
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If you are interested in breast augmentation, it is important that you find a skilled and experienced surgeon who can provide you with the information you need. Dr. Lee is dedicated to helping our patients find the perfect breast implant that will help them reach their body goals. Contact JL Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your breast augmentation in Boston.
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