Options Aplenty: How Filling, Shape, And Texture Affect The Look And Feel Of Breast Implants
There are many different kinds of breast implants. Each implant provides a different look and feel to the breast. All breast implant types can be classified according to three factors: inner filling, shape, and the texture of the outer shell. It’s important to understand the difference between implant types before you make a decision about which is right for you. Here are some helpful facts to consider before making your final decision:
Silicone and saline are the two most popular choices for filling the implant. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. The benefit of saline implants is that if they leak, the body can naturally absorb their contents. Silicone implants, on the other hand, are filled with silicone gel. These implants are a popular choice because they are firmer than saline, and if they leak, they can maintain their shape.
Tear Drop ImplantsThese silicone-based breast implant types fall under the category of gummy bear implants, cohesive gel implants that can maintain their shape if the shell is broken. They are less likely to break, have a thicker silicone consistency, and feel firmer than round saline implants. This implant resembles a natural breast by being thinner on the top than the bottom.
Round breast implants can make the bosom appear fuller than tear drop implants. Their advantage is that if they rotate within the breast, there is less concern over them appearing out of place.
Textured vs. Smooth Breast Implants
Textured implants have a rougher surface than smooth implants. The advantage of textured implants is that their surface allows for an uneven distribution of scar tissue that arguably helps reduce the appearance of ripples and makes them less prone to shifting within the breast. Smooth breast implants feel softer than textured breast implant types. However, they can travel within the implant pocket, which allows them to move similarly to natural breasts but can result in scarring within the breast cavity leading to tightness around the implant.