Breast Implants Houston

Implants Houston

It is important to consider all your options if you are thinking about having a breast augmentation procedure in Spring, TX. Currently, in the United States, there are three types of breast implants to choose from.

Silicone gel breast implants

The silicone gel breast implant has been on the market since the 1960's; however the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) banned these implants from 1992 to 2006, when concerns were raised over the possible health risks associated with the implant casings breaking causing the silicone gel to leak. Scientists for the cosmetic surgery industry have continued to work and test new casings, and as a result silicone gel implants are available once again designed to be more durable and resistant to tears and leaks.

Many women report a preference to silicone implants for their breast augmentations as the feel they have a more natural look and feel when squeezed, more like regular breast tissue. On the negative side, silicone gel implants remain the more expensive choice. In addition, since silicone implants come pre-filled, your plastic surgeon must make a larger incision to accommodate the insertion of the implant which can result in larger scars.

Saline Breast Implants

During the time silicone breast implants were banned, saline breast implants rose in popularity. Even though silicone implants have since been approved for use, saline implants continue to be a popular choice simply because women feel more safe and comfortable knowing if the breast implant should leak or rupture, the saline, which is a saltwater solution will be easily absorbed by their body, causing no risk to their health. Saline breast implants are also preferred as your plastic surgeon fills the breast implant after it has been positioned within the breast pocket causing minimal scarring. There are still some who feel saline breast implants have a more firm look and feel compared to normal breast tissue; however modern medical advancements in the cosmetic industry are creating saline breast implants that have a similar consistency to its silicone counterpart, giving the saline implant the desired, softer result.

Gummi Bear Implants

Getting its name from a popular candy, this cohesive gel implant is relatively new in the U.S. market and not yet FDA-approved, so it is not readily available to women outside of certain research trials.

The benefit to “Gummi Bear implants” is that there is no liquid filler. The cohesive gel is made from silicone; however you could cut the implant in half and it will remain a solid form. Because the gel is more solid, these breast implants are expected to last longer than the 10 year lifespan currently given to other breast implants.

The negative to the cohesive gel breast implant is the same as the regular silicone implants, since the implant is more solid, your plastic surgeon must create a breast pocket large enough to insert the implant causing a larger scar.

*As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, it is recommended to seek the advice of a professionally trained and experienced surgeon. Information provided is for general info. does not guarantee that this article is accurate or complete, and is not responsible for any actions resulting from the use of this information.

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