What type of breast implants look the most natural?
When considering breast augmentation or breast reconstruction, one of the most important considerations is how natural they look. You want a cosmetic procedure that will look natural on your body, mimicking the natural feel, texture, and bounce of real breasts.
Modern cosmetic procedures and technologies have made it possible for you to achieve the perfect pair of natural-looking breasts. However, you must consider the different types of implants available, choosing the most natural breast implants.
As of now, most women opt for either silicone or saline breast implants. Silicone breast implants look the most natural because they have the same weight, bounce, and texture as natural breast tissues. But saline implants necessitate smaller incisions.
So, which type of breast implants is most suitable for you?
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants are made of an outer silicone shell filled with silicone-based cohesive gel. The cohesive gel has a texture similar to gummy bears, which, incidentally, feels just like actual breast tissues.
Silicone is the most popular material for breast implants, especially among women who opt for breast augmentation surgery. If you don’t have enough breast tissues, then silicone breast implants are ideal for you because they feel indistinguishable from real breast tissues.
As mentioned previously, silicone breast implants include cohesive gel, which prevents them from deflating in the extremely rare chance of a rupture. As such, even if there’s a rupture, your breasts won’t look deflated. That’s why you should get an MRI every three years to ensure there’s no breach.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are made of an outer silicone shell filled with a sterile saline solution. Saline doesn’t feel exactly like real breast tissues because it has a harder texture than silicone-based cohesive gel. However, saline implants are ideal for those who want a higher and rounded appearance.
The greatest advantage of saline breast implants is that the cosmetic surgeon can fill the implants with saline solution after inserting them into the breast pocket. As such, the doctor needs to make smaller incisions, reducing scars, and the implants can be adjusted later. Saline breast implants are also suitable for women with asymmetric breasts.
Saline breast implants are more likely to ripple, i.e., the silicone shell may develop folds visible through your skin. If there’s a breach, the implants will deflate immediately, making the rupture extremely visible.
Which is the best implant for your specific needs?
Silicone breast implants are the most popular choice among women because they look and feel like actual breast tissues. However, saline breast implants may be more advantageous in some situations, such as asymmetric breasts.
Dr. Kim is committed to helping you achieve the best and most natural-looking pair of breasts. During your consultation, Dr. Kim will examine your breasts and discuss your goals to recommend the ideal breast implants for your specific needs.