Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that uses saline or silicone implants to create a fuller and shapelier breast size and appearance.
Breast augmentation designed to enlarge a woman’s breasts. This procedure can help make the breasts more proportionate to the rest of the body, and can even out breasts that are different sizes and shapes.
A breast augmentation can also enlarge and reshape breasts that have lost their fullness or shape due to weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding or age. and also for reconstructive purposes on patients who have undergone a mastectomy, or who have a congenital breast deformity.
Implants are named according to what fills them. In other words, saline implants are filled with saline, and silicone implants are filled with liquid silicone gel. Regardless of what breast implants are filled with, they all have a solid silicone shell.
Silicone Gel Implants
Silicone implants look and feel so soft and natural that they typically cannot be distinguished from breasts without implants. They also have a lower rate of rippling and wrinkling. Silicone implants are typically used on thin women with modest breast tissue to reduce the risk of rippling and downward displacement due to gravity. Unlike saline implants, silicone implants require a longer scar, and can rupture without being detected. Women would have to undergo an MRI to detect the rupture. In addition, women must be 22 years of age to have silicone implants.