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Which One to Choose? The Different Types of Breast Implants

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  • July 29, 2015

Overview: Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in Canada. The procedure has successful results for women that want to have greater fullness in their breasts, fix asymmetry and restore breasts after pregnancy or large weight loss. Read the blog below to find out the types of breast implants available.

If you have decided on getting breast augmentation one of the first decisions you need to make with Dr. Ladak is the choice of implant: saline or silicone? Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution that provide a firmer feel and an improved uniform shape. In the rare case of a saline implant leaking, the solution will be absorbed by the body naturally. Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel and feels more like a natural breast. Because a silicone implant will not collapse, in the case of a leaking implant, the gel will stay in the implant shell or move into the breast implant pocket. If you have silicone breast implants Dr. Ladak does advise that you visit him on a yearly basis to monitor and make the sure the implant is operating properly.

A form-stable implant maintains its shape, even in the case of its shell breaking. The form-stable implant is also known as the Gummy Bear implant and is fuller on the bottom and tapered to the top. This type of implant does require a longer incision and because the implants have a tapered shape, if they are to rotate in the implant pocket, the breasts will have an odd aesthetic.

Another option women have is the round breast implant. Compared to the form-stable implant, round breast implants are aesthetically fuller and because of their shape there is no fear of the implant moving out of place.

For a softer feeling breast you can choose smooth breast implants which have the ability to move in the implant pocket achieving natural movement. This is in contrast to textured breast implants, which will not move in the implant pocket because they develop scar tissue that stick to them.

Bottom Line: There are numerous reasons why women choose to have breast augmentation surgery. Genetics can play a major role in the size and shape of a woman’s breast. Commonly women may have reduced volume in their breasts due to weight loss and pregnancy. In other cases the symmetry of the two breasts might be off, where one is smaller than the other. Ultimately breast augmentation can help women achieve an aesthetic they desire which in turn has many positive emotional effects like feeling more confident, feminine and happy. At his plastic surgery pactice in Edmonton, Dr. Ladak consults with a variety of patients that want breast enhancement and is dedicated to providing aesthetically pleasing results for each individual.

If you’re interested in finding out more about what Dr. Adil Ladak’s plastic and cosmetic surgery practice in Edmonton, Alberta, call today to schedule a consultation. 


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