What types of breast implants are available? Saline breast implants Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. Should the implant shell leak, a saline implant will collapse and the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body. Structured saline breast implants Structured implants are filled with sterile salt water, and contain an inner structure which aims to make the implant feel more natural. Silicone breast implants Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. The gel feels a bit more like natural breast tissue.
Types of Breast Implants | Breast Augmentation | ASPS
In , surgeon Vincenz Czerny effected the earliest breast implant emplacement when he used the patient's autologous adipose tissue , harvested from a benign lumbar lipoma , to repair the asymmetry of the breast from which he had removed a tumor. Berson, in , and Jacques Maliniac, in , each performed flap-based breast augmentations by rotating the patient's chest wall tissue into the breast to increase its volume. Furthermore, throughout the s and the s, plastic surgeons used synthetic fillers—including silicone injections received by some 50, women, from which developed silicone granulomas and breast hardening that required treatment by mastectomy. In , the French company Laboratoires Arion developed and manufactured the saline breast implant, filled with saline solution , and then introduced for use as a medical device in The original breast implant:
Important things to know about breast augmentation
Cosmetic dissatisfaction Asymmetry Speaking to your surgeon about these and preparing in advance can greatly help allay any concerns and minimize risks. How to prepare for the surgery Your doctor and their staff will give you a specific list of instructions, but in general: No smoking for a prescribed amount of time before the surgery Limit food and alcohol intake the night before Dress comfortably and warmly Ask someone to accompany you and drive you home post-surgery How to choose a plastic surgeon When choosing a plastic surgeon, patients should consider the following questions: Is this person board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
Read now What are breast implants? A breast implant is a medical prosthesis that is placed inside the breast to augment, reconstruct, or create the physical form of the breast. Breast implants can contain silicon, saline, or another compound. There are three main types of breast implants: