Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are now very popular among women. This is because most of the ladies are now very conscious about their figure. Hence many of them are opting silicon breast implants for improving their appearance.

Silicone is available in different form  of which the low molecular weight silicone makes the oil while middle molecular weight silicone forms the gel. The silicone of high molecular weight forms the rubbers and elastomers.

Silicone breast implants are now made with three layers of shell made out of silicone elastomers which is then filled with silicone gel. Silicone implants are available in pre-filled forms and hence for implanting it a long incision is required. If you want a large implant then the incision also becomes large. If it is a textured silicone implant then it will be more firm and hence needs large incision.

Advantages of Silicone Breast Implant

The biggest  advantage of silicone implant is its natural look. It will also give a natural feel to your breast. The consistency of silicone gel is almost similar to that of breast tissues and the implant remains undetectable. Like wise the rippling effect that occurs in women with saline implants is less likely to happen in women with silicone implant as the silicone gel is more viscous than saline solution. Because of its viscous nature silicone implants can be placed over little muscles or body fat or breast tissues with out causing any aesthetic problems.

Disadvantages of Silicone Breast Implant

Silicone implant may rupture at times and cause the leakage of silicone gel but it won’t cause any health problems. Your body may develop a scar after rupturing the implant called capsular contracture and the formation of scars is more in silicone implants. As silicon implant are pre filled it requires longer incision. The cost of silicone implant is about $ 1000 to $ 1500 which is more than that of saline implants.

Before doing silicone implant you need to decide the size and shape of the implant, whether it is anatomic or round. You can also choose between the textured or smooth silicone implants. You can also prefer  whether it is to be placed over or under the pectoral muscles.