Silicone Breast Implants

Saline and silicone implants are the two options available to you, and each has relative advantages and disadvantages. It is important to carefully weigh your options and discuss this with Dr. Edds before making your final decision.

What are Silicone Gel Breast Implants?

Silicone breast implants have an outer shell made of silicone rubber and are filled with cohesive silicone gel. Silicone implants feel very similar to breast tissue and are not prone to occasional adverse affects seen with saline implants, such as visible ripples visible beneath the skin.

Silicone breast implants recently become available again in 2006 after a 14 year absence from the market. Current FDA regulations require that you must be at least 22 years of age to get silicone implants.

The size of silicone implants cannot be adjusted after placement, which may require slightly larger incisions.

What do Silicone Gel Breast Implants feel like?

If it is important to you that your breast implants feel natural, then you will want to consider silicone gel breast implants, such as MemoryGel breast implants. What many women really appreciate about MemoryGel breast implants is that they feature a highly unique cohesive gel filling. The gel is neither a liquid or even a semi-liquid like gel implants of the past. Instead, Mentor’s cohesive gel holds together in a uniform manner so it doesn’t leak even if the shell ruptures, and it retains a natural give that resembles your own breast tissue.

You and your cosmetic surgeon now have more breast implant choices than ever. Be sure to discuss your desires, expectations, preferences, and express any concerns you may have with your surgeon so that together you can determine the best breast implant type for you.

Additional resources

Visit LoveYourLook.com for more information on the differences between silicone and saline breast implants.

Be sure to visit Dr. Edds’ breast augmentation before and after photo gallery.

Breast Surgery Consultations

Consultations for cosmetic breast surgery at the Aesthetic Surgery Center are complimentary. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit our contact us page or call us at (270) 926-9033 or (800) 820-4833.