Silicone Implants

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More and more women are turning to breast augmentation procedures to feel more beautiful and have fuller, firmer looking breasts. In the world of fashion and beauty, fuller breasts are among the many things people consider to be beautiful. This is the reason why more women turn to breast augmentation to get their desired effect. In the world of plastic surgery, silicone implants are the most popular type of fillers for enhancing breasts.

Why do some women go for silicone implants? The reasons tend vary from correcting a problem caused by childbirth or mastectomy to overcoming lifelong insecurities. Most women feel that their breasts are oddly-shaped, too small or unbalanced and so to get a confidence boost they opt to go under the knife.

There are two types of fillers. There are saline implants and silicone implants. The latter is more expensive but it said that it gives a more natural feel and look when compared to saline. Saline implants tend to be more adjustable and harder compared to silicone implants.

So what are the advantages of using silicone implants? As mentioned earlier, these feel more real. It is made up of a honey-like material which feels more like fat rather than gel. Saline implants, on other hand, are water based.

The silicone variety of implants are also safer compared to saline since they are less likely to leak. It is a non-toxic, non-reactive substance that will not harm your body should the implants leak. Bear in mind, however, that they also need to be replaced from time to time since it is prone to leaks and may result in it getting absorbed by the body causing another surgery.

Silicone implants are also more expensive compared to saline. Expect to pay anywhere from $2,000 to $2,400 for each implant. Also, this type of operation is not covered by insurance since it is considered more of a cosmetic procedure rather than a medical one so make sure that you are prepared to pay the price for a silicone type of implant.

Breast augmentation is not for everybody so make sure that before choosing silicone implants you have consulted your surgeon for the possible side effects. You may be allergic to silicone so get a thorough medical exam first before undergoing breast augmentation procedure.

It will take time for your breast implants to heal so during the recovery period wear only recuperative bras. Healing time usually lasts for six months or more depending on the patient. The more that she follows post-operative care reminders as given by the physician, the faster the recovery period will be.

May it be silicone implants or saline it is best to ask yourself if you will gain any satisfaction from having the procedure done. Safety is also a primary consideration so make sure that before, during and after the operation certain precautions are observed. Make sure that you are in the right health for this type of operation and that you prepare yourself for the after effects of the operation and the amount of time needed for recovery.

Dr Mark Holmes is a doctor with over 10 years experience in plastic surgery. He writes to help patients make informed decisions with his unbiased information. For more information on implants surgery visit

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