Options for Breast Implants

If you’ve decided to undergo a plastic surgical procedure of either breast augmentation or breast reconstruction, the next step is selecting the type of breast implant. Choosing the right implant can be just as challenging as the initial decision to go through a cosmetic procedure. From your first consultation to post-op recovery, USF Health’s highly respectable team of board certified cosmetic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and doctors will make each step of the surgical process as comfortable as possible.

During your consultation, we will discuss and educate you on all the benefits of both saline and silicone breast implants. We will also take your body type, pricing, symmetry, and your personal preferences into consideration when tailoring the perfect surgical treatment plan. We are fully confident that you will be more than satisfied with the results with your natural, beautiful, and new look. Our experienced surgeons at USF Health are focused on providing implant options that best fits your needs while still preserving the safest and most reliable route.

Information about Breast Implants

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. They can be filled with varying amounts of saline which can affect the shape, firmness and feel of the breast. Should the implant shell leak, a saline implant will collapse and the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body.

Silicone implants are filled with an elastic gel. The gel feels and moves much like natural breast tissue. If the implant leaks, the gel may remain within the implant shell, or may escape into the breast implant pocket.

The method for inserting and positioning implants depends on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, your body type, and your surgeon's recommendations. Incisions are closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin. Over time the incision lines will fade. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover and realize the fulfillment of your goal for fuller breasts.

Procedures that Use Breast Implants

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