Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in breast augmentation. The newest generation of silicone breast implants, which have been used safely for many years around the world, are now available in the United States. Today’s silicone implants feature cohesive gel technology, allowing them to hold together uniformly while imparting a natural shape and feel to the breast. Many women believe silicone implants feel more natural than saline implants when used in breast augmentation.
Like saline implants, silicone implants may be placed above or below the muscle. The typical incision for placement of silicone gel implants is under the fold of the breast. Because the implants are prefilled with silicone gel, other incision sites such as around the areola or in the armpit are not recommended. Initial recovery from surgery, usually a matter of a few days, is the same with either saline or silicone implants.
There are a number of important differences between saline and silicone breast implants. To find out more about silicone breast implants, visit the Mentor link at www.mentor4me.com.
Silicone implants are an option we are pleased to offer our patients considering breast enhancement. Like all cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation must be tailored to a woman’s individual needs to achieve a beautifully natural result, proportioned to their personal body type.
Incision Sites for Breast Implant Placement
Breast tissue, body type and implant type and size are all considered before you and Dr. Bednar finalize a surgical plan. This is an overview of the most common incision choices:
- Inframammary Incision
An inframammary incision is placed in the fold beneath your breast. This location can accommodate every size and shape of implant, is often concealed, and is known for fast recovery times. An inframammary incision gives your surgeon the most precise access to where your breast implant will sit after surgery.
- Periareolar Incision
The periareolar incision is performed on the border of the dark skin around your nipple.It is known to have fast recovery times, but does not accommodate every size and shape of implant.
- Transaxillary Incision
A transaxillary incision is well concealed in the armpit and more removed from the breast area, so it is less noticeable. Recovery times are a bit longer and not all implant sizes and shapes can be accommodated.