All About Breast Implants

All About Breast Implants

Everything You Need to Know About Saline and Silicone Gel Breast Implants:

Don't be overwhelmed - be educated. Before you undergo breast augmentation surgery with breast implants, you need to make several choices about your surgery. One of those choices is which breast implants to use and that choice involves several basic options.

First, you must choose a breast implant fillsaline or silicone. You must also choose whether the breast implant surface is textured or smooth, and whether the breast implant shape is round or anatomical. You must also choose what size breast implant you want, what profile you want and which manufacturers' implant you want to use. Your surgeon will help with all of these.

So, here are the 6 basic questions to answer before you choose an implant: Which fill? What shape? What type of surface? What Profile? What size? And, which manufacturer? Follow the outline below to learn about each choice.

If you get lost, use the Roadmap or the Quick Links you'll find on every page, to get back on track!

Let's get started:

Breast Implants: The Full Roadmap

1. Breast Implant Fill - Saline or silicone?

  • Saline
  • Silicone
  • History & Controversy
  • Studies about Silicone Gel Breast Implants
  • Who Qualifies for Silicone Breast Implants
  • Cohesive Gel and Gummy Bear Silicone Breast Implants

2. Breast Implant Size - How do I choose the right size?

  • Methods of determining ideal breast implant size choice
  • Using Nicole's photo gallery to help choose size
  • Choosing from breast implant manufacturer specifications

3. Breast Implant Shape

  • Choosing Breast Implant Shape and Profile
  • Breast Implant Shapes: Round vs. Anatomical (teardrop/contoured/shaped)
  • Breast Implant Profile: Low, Moderate, High

4. Breast Implant Surface

  • Textured Surface Breast Implants
  • Smooth Surface Breast Implants

5. Breast Implant Profile

  • Moderate profile breast implants (regular/standard)
  • High profile breast implants
  • Low profile breast implants
  • Moderate "PLUS" profile breast implants

6. Breast Implant Manufacturers

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