Different Types of Breast Implants

Posted by administration on March 18, 2016

Types_of_Breast_Implants.jpgBreast implants continue to grow in popularity.  There are several different types of breast implants and choices available to U.S. consumers, including:

  • Silicone-filled:  These implants contain a pliable, soft elastic gel.  They come in different shapes and are pre-filled, which can require a bigger incision in order to place them.
  • Saline-filled: Filled with a sterile salt water solution, these implants can either be pre-filled or filled at the time of surgery.
  • Cohesive gel silicone implants (sometimes called “gummy bear” implants).  These implants are filled with a cohesive gel consisting of silicone molecules, enabling them to hold their shape better.  They are firmer and thicker than other silicone implants.
  • Fat transfer takes fat removed via liposuction from other parts of the body and injects it into the breast.  There is increasing interest in fat transfer as the method gains media attention across the country.

For more information about breast implants or to talk to one of our surgeons, please call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center in Denver.

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