Silicone gel breast implants come pre-filled, meaning that there is no fill to be added when they are placed. The only real downside to a pre-filled implant is that the incision your Better Looks doctor makes will have to be a bit longer, depending on the size of the implant to be inserted. This is especially the case for textured silicone, which is a somewhat firmer than smooth silicone, due to the thickness of the shell. Another reason that textured silicone requires a longer incision is the fact that the shell is textured. Because silicone gel breast implants come pre-filled, they cannot be inserted via the TUBA incision (nor can any other type of pre-filled implant).
Silicone implants have a silicone rubber shell that is filled with a fixed amount of silicone gel. Silicone implants come in smooth or textured shell surface and vary in shape, profile, volume, shell thickness, and number of shell lumens. Most silicone gel-filled implants are not adjustable which is one disadvantage compared to saline implants.
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. They give a more natural look and feel since they are filled with silicone gel, which is more natural and softer (to the touch) than a saline breast implant. They feel so soft and natural, they are sometimes impossible to tell apart from natural breast tissue.
. Rippling is much less likely to occur with this kind of implant since the silicone gel is much thicker (viscous) than saline implants. It doesn't move or slosh. They can be placed over the muscle in cases where the woman has very little or no breast tissue or fat without any risk of rippling.
. Longer incisions need to be made to place the implants.
. Implants always carry a certain degree of rupture risk. When this happens, the silicone will leak out of the shell. However, it is has never been actually proven that leakage is the direct cause of many systematic problems.
. Higher risk of capsule contracture when rupture happens (rupture tend to happen when the implant has been carried for years).
These implants were originally invented for two main purposes: to make a longer- lasting implant and to create an implant that would maintain a more attractive and predictable shape. This objective is mainly achieved by making the gel more cohesive, so that it is less liquid-like and more solid than other silicone gel implants. For this reason, these kinds of implants have been come to be known as the "gummy bear implants".
. Since they are made of silicone, they have a consistency that is much more similar to actual breast tissue.
. They exhibit "shape memory"; this means they return to their original form, minimizing the risk of shell folds and rippling.
. The gel is stable and does not migrate with body movement. It maintains proportion and distribution for controlled, stable support and shape.
. Are known as the safest type of implant when it comes to rupture. If the outer shell ruptures, the silicone doesn't leak; instead, it will retain its shape and integrity.
. They present less capsular contracture risk than other silicone gel implants.
. They require larger insicions when being placed.
. This kind of implant is much more expensive than saline-filled implants.
. The procedure cost of placing one of these implants is higher as well.
analyzing all this information you may now make the correct
decision and finally have the breasts that you have been longing
for, look in the mirror and be happy for realizing your dreams
at a lower cost and with the correct precautions that are
necessary with any surgery. The
information given in this website should be considered as
an introduction to a breast implant surgery. Before
deciding on submitting yourself to a breast implant procedure , we highly recommend you contact Better Looks directly,
so we can answer any specific question you might have.