What are the Different Types of Breast Implants?
Dr. Miller offers both saline and silicone breast implants in a variety of shapes, sizes, and cohesions. Each implant type carries its own distinct advantages, and during your consultation, he will help you understand which one will be the best option for your needs. Dr. Miller will answer all of your questions regarding the procedure and show you some of the implants that are available. Together, you and Dr. Miller will work together to select the most appropriate options for your breast enhancement so that the results will look naturally beautiful.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline implants are made of a silicone shell filled with a saline (salt-water) solution. Since they are filled after insertion into the breast, saline breast implants require a smaller incision for placement. These types of implants have been used for decades and provide beautiful results for patients with sufficient breast tissue.
Silicone Gel Breast Implants
Silicone gel breast implants are composed of a cohesive silicone solution encased in a silicone shell. The implants are known for their natural feel. Silicone breast implants are approved by the FDA for use in breast augmentation patients over the age of 22, and breast reconstruction patients of any age. Advances in silicone breast implants over the last several years have led to implants that are more “form-stable,” meaning they can hold their shape for results that provide an excellent new contour. Silicone gel implants are ideal for patients with thin skin or very little breast tissue.
The implant option that is best for your goals will vary depending on your body type and your unique needs. Dr. Miller will give you a detailed overview of the procedure and listen to all of your concerns so that you can make the best possible decision.