Silicone gel breast implants have been gaining popularity with women
because of their natural look and feel. Silicone implants have a flexible
silicone outer shell and are filled with a firm gel that closely mimics real
In recent years, major improvements have been made in the construction of silicone implants, making them safer and more durable than ever. Many of our patients have achieved excellent results with silicone gel implants.
Healthy patients over age 22 that have fully developed breasts are
considered good potential candidates for
augmentation with silicone implants. Silicone gel breast
implants are often recommended for patients who are thin, small-breasted, or
have thin skin on the chest.
Silicone breast implants come in a range of shapes and sizes, which
can accommodate the body types and personal preferences of different women.
Ultimately, the best size is one that meets your preferences and matches the
aesthetics of your body type. Along with size determinations, patients select
an implant style that may be moderate, moderate-plus, or high profile in
Unlike saline implants that are inflated after insertion, silicone
gel implants come pre-filled. This means a larger incision is required for
silicone gel breast implants, which many women accept to attain the natural
look they want. The surgeon makes an incision and creates a “pocket” within
the breast tissue where the implant is placed and carefully positioned before
the incision is closed. Silicone implants can be placed above or below the
chest muscles depending on your particular desires and needs.
If you’re considering augmentation with silicone breast implants, it’s important to know the facts. During your initial consultation, we will speak to you about the advantages and disadvantages of each breast implant type and help you make the best choice.