Breast implants are used in breast augmentation surgery or breast reconstruction surgery and are both performed here at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, PC. In breast augmentation surgery, breast implants will increase the breast volume and change the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. Breast implants can also take the place of the breast tissue that was lost due to breast cancer. Breast implants come in two types: silicone gel implants and saline solution implants. Both types of implants have an outside silicone shell but contain different fillings. Both implants can either be placed underneath the pectoral muscle or above the pectoral muscle.
What is the difference between the two types of breast implants?
Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel which some people believe feels similar to natural breast tissue. There are different choices for silicone breast implants, cohesive gel, and form stable also known as gummy bear implants. The gel consistency is the biggest difference. Gummy bear implants are thicker and firmer than traditional silicone gel implants. Because they are form stable, they will maintain their shape even if the gel implant shell is broken.
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile saline solution. Saline implants may be pre-filled to a pre-determined size or filled at the time of surgery to modify the implant to better compliment the patient’s size and shape.
There are different types of implants based on their shape.
Round breast implants may make the breasts appear fuller and increase projection. Since they are the same shape all over there is less concern about them rotating out of place.
Smooth breast implants some believe have the softest feeling and can move within the breast pocket, giving a more natural feeling.
Textured breast implants have a textured surface that causes the development of scar tissue to stick to the implant. This makes them less likely to move around.
Breast Implant surgery can be scheduled at one of our Atlanta Plastic Surgery, PC locations in Atlanta, Cumming/Forsyth/Northside, Canton/Cherokee.
The following doctors perform Breast Augmentation Surgery at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, PC. Click on a doctor to learn more about their practice and to view Before & After breast augmentation surgery photographs.
Franklyn Elliott, M.D.
James D. Namnoum, M.D.
Joseph Kerwin Williams, M.D.
Allyson B. Maske, M.D.
Michael Mirzabeigi, M.D.