Silicone Shells/Implants

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2012 there were over 286,000 breast augmentation procedures performed and 62% of that total was done with silicone breast implants.

Advantages of Silicone Implants

One reason why so many women choose this type of breast implant over saline is because silicone implants have a very natural appearance and feel. They are pre-filled with a thick, sticky silicone gel that imitates human breast tissue. You work with your doctor to determine how large you want your breasts to be before having the procedure and the silicone implant is custom created to provide your desired size and shape.

Disadvantages of Silicone Implants

One risk of any type of breast implant is implant rupture. Because silicone implants are filled with the thick gel, you may be unaware of a leak for quite some time. This undetected slow leaking into the implant pocket can lead to capsular contracture, an often painful condition where the scar tissue around the implants tightens in order to protect the body from a foreign object (the implant).

Because the silicone shells are pre-filled with your desired breast size, a larger incision might be necessary in order to place them in the proper location on the chest.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Serota offers both saline and silicone implants in Aurora, Colorado. He can help you determine the right type of implant for your unique body type during a free Cosmetic Consultation. If you are considering having a boob job in Aurora, Colorado, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center today to schedule your no-obligation Consultation. 

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