Types of Breast Implants and Their Benefits
Getting a breast augmentation is a life-changing decision and is only the first step in a list of other decisions you will need to make to ensure you have the best for both your health and lifestyle.
The next decision you will need to make is what kind of breast implants you will want to have. There are many kinds of breast implants, and each has their own benefits. So to help you decide, we listed below some breast implants based on types and shapes.
Saline breast implants
Saline breast implants are breast implants filled with sterile salt water. Compared to Silicone breast implants, it is less expensive and has smaller visible scars post-op.
Saline Breast implants also don’t have silent ruptures like silicone breast implants, and when the shell ruptures, the saline solution will be absorbed and expelled naturally by the body. A rupture in saline breast implants is easily observable when the breast implants deflate.
Silicone breast implants
Silicone breast implants may be more expensive than Saline breast implants, but that’s because they feel more like natural breasts and have fewer chances of rupture compared to saline ones. There is also less rippling when it comes to silicone breast implants as compared to the saline breast implants.
On the downside, Silicone breast implants are prone to silent ruptures, meaning that the shell could crack without being noticed. The silicone gel inside the implant might leak out of the open crack and cause lumps in the chest wall, arm, armpit, or even abdomen. An MRI scan is highly recommended every couple of years for silicone breast implants to ensure that there is no silent rupture.
Motiva Breast Implants
Since breast augmentation became a popular enhancement surgery, manufacturers of breasts implants have invested a lot to improve and develop breast implants to make them safer, more durable, and long-lasting.
The Motiva breast implant is the result of their research. Motiva breast implants have a State-of-the-art shell design, making it stronger and much more durable than the silicone or saline breast implant. Its design is also very elastic, making it easy to insert with a small incision for fewer chances of visible scars after the operation.
Motiva breast implants also have a specialized choice of surface texturing, so that it does not feel under the skin. The Motiva breast implant takes the pros of both the saline and silicone while reducing their cons, making it a better choice compared to the other two.
When it comes to breast implant shapes, the traditional round-shaped implant is still the top choice for many women because it can create round and nicely proportioned breasts and comes in many varieties of sizes.
Also, a soft and smooth implant shell can be used in round-shaped breast implants, making it less prone to ripples. Compared to textured shells, smooth implant shells are less likely to be felt when touched under the skin.
Unlike the round-shaped breast implant, the teardrop-shaped breast implant has a sloped contour that fills up more on the bottom part of the implant, mimicking the shape of natural breasts. The teardrop shape slopes to a full projection point in the lower portion, giving it a natural but practically more augmented breast appearance. Though the upper half of the implant isn’t as filled as the round-shaped implants, the teardrop-shaped implant project better and more naturally. And like its round-shaped counterpart, it also comes in various shapes and sizes.
On the other hand, the teardrop implant requires a textured surface to keep the implant from rotating and distorting the appearance of the breasts. The textured surface can generally be felt under the skin, reducing the natural feel when touched.
Each implant has their pros and cons. In the end, picking the right implant highly depends on the final result you want to have. So knowing the difference between each kind of breast implant will help you know what fits better to your wants and needs.
In order to create the most natural looking breast implant, Ergonomix is a new choice in the market. Ergonomix implants will adjust with gravity to the patient’s position, in order to provide a very natural result. When the patient is lying down, it will flow to take the shape of a round (which is the natural shape of the breast when lying down) and becomes close to a Teardrop-shaped while standing up for the natural look. This was a creation due to the fact that many patients are wondering why their breast still look like a teardrop when they are lying down flat on the bed. Ergonomix is an exclusive breast implant under Motiva Implants Ergonomix.