What Type of Breast Implant is Best?

PLASTIC SURGEON & MEDICAL SPA SERVING BRYN MAWR, VILLANOVA & COMMUNITIES NEAR THE MAIN LINE OF PHILADELPHIA, PA

Posted: October 26, 2021

An infographic showing the basics of breast implant featuresThe fact of the matter is, the best breast implant is the one that is right for your preferences, goals, and expectations. That may sound great, but how do you know which one is right for you? The key is to seek the guidance and advice of an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Raymond Jean.

In the discussion about breast implant types, you and Dr. Jean may consider:

  • How you’d like the breast implants to feel under your breast tissue
  • The amount of breast tissue you have currently
  • Your expectations for cost, durability, rippling, and what happens if the implant leaks

Ruptures: When a saline breast implant tears and leaks, the breast will noticeably deflate as the saline fluid is harmlessly absorbed and processed by the body. A silicone implant maintains its shape when there is a rupture, and the gel doesn’t leak out, so a rupture is not always visibly apparent. For that reason, regular MRIs are recommended to monitor for ruptured silicone implants. In either case, the breast implant will be removed and replaced, but some women opt for the convenience of an obvious saline leak, or they may decide that the natural look and feel of silicone is worth it and prefer an implant that will maintain its shape if it ruptures.

Look and feel: Many women report that silicone breast implants provide the most natural look and feel. The silicone gel used in today’s breast implants closely mimics breast fat. Especially for women who do not have a lot of breast tissue to cover the implant, a silicone implant can offer optimal final results.

Making the Decision That’s Right For You

Customizing your breast augmentation options is an exciting part of the process, but we know it can be daunting because you want to be sure you are making the right choices. Dr. Raymond Jean has been performing breast surgery for many years, and he will help you navigate these options so that you can enjoy results that make you feel confident, beautiful, and comfortable in your skin. To arrange a consultation with Dr. Jean in Bryn Mawr, please call Main Line Plastic Surgery at 484-222-0010.

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