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Saline and Silicone Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation Photo GalleryBreast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures in the United States and one in which Dr. Shuster specializes. Breast enlargement has several benefits and can dramatically improve overall breast shape as well as address issues that commonly arise after pregnancy. Choosing the correct implant is a crucial component in achieving a natural appearance and obtaining desired results. The patient and Dr. Shuster together decide which type of implant will best accomplish these goals in his office in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area.

Saline Breast Implants

By far the most popular type of implant used for breast augmentation is the saline implant. Fluid within a saline implant poses no threat to the body and is absorbed should a leak or rupture occur. Natural results are achieved due to the implant arriving deflated, thus allowing Dr. Shuster to make a smaller incision. Once in place, the implant is appropriately filled with fluid to achieve the desired level of size, firmness and fullness.

An immense variety of implant profiles allow Dr. Shuster to help you select one for a truly personalized effect, including variations in type, volume, and size. Patients desiring a full, round look might opt for a moderate profile round breast implant. Those desiring a more prominent implant consistent with the contour of the mature breast may benefit from a high profile breast implant. With numerous volume options within the several profiles, patients can benefit from an improvement in size and shape, as well as restore volume following pregnancy.

Silicone Gel Implants

Silicone gel implants provide an unrivaled natural appearance and feel. While silicone gel implants produce quality aesthetic results, one disadvantage is the lack of detection for ruptured implants. Torn or ruptured silicone implants sometimes produce no signs or symptoms, differing from saline in that regard. Current findings have found no indication of systemic health hazards related to silicone gel filled breast implants, and both silicone and saline breast implants are utilized by Dr. Shuster to achieve a natural appearance in all his procedures. Like saline implants, silicone implants are available in a variety of profiles and volumes to appropriately complement your body type and shape.

Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants

A relatively new option for breast augmentation is the use of the cohesive silicone gel breast implant. The thicker gel within the implant allows for an increased level of safety in that should a rupture or tear occur, the gel will not leak from the shell and enter the tissues. This particular implant features a soft and natural feel with a firm consistency, as well as anatomic shaped and textured surface.

To find out more about the use of saline and silicone implants in breast augmentation, request a consultation.