Choosing Your Implants for Augmentation

Choosing Your Implants for Augmentation

Once you’ve made the decision to go ahead with breast augmentation at K Plastic Surgery, you still have some other decisions to make. You’ll need to decide on the type of implant, the size of the implants, and where you prefer the insertion incisions to be made. Here, we’ll discuss your implant options.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone implants are made from silicone shells filled with a silicone gel. They are available to women aged 22 and up. The consensus of K Plastic Surgery patients is that silicone feels the most similar to natural breast tissue. Over the past few years, a new type of silicone implant known as the Gummy Bear Implant has been gaining popularity. These implants are filled with a much thicker-consistency gel, hence the name Gummy Bear, which usually won’t leave the shell, even if the implant ruptures. Beyond the thicker silicone, people also feel that the shape of Gummy Bear Implants most closely resembles a woman’s natural breast shape. This teardrop shape also helps the implant keep from rotating, which can happen with oval or circular-shaped implants.

With silicone implants, the patient must have an MRI every two years to ensure the implants have not ruptured. If they have ruptured, the patient will need surgery to replace the implants and remove any silicone that has left the implant.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline implants are silicone shells filled with saline solution. They are available for women aged 18 and above. They are inserted into the breast implant pocket empty and then filled in place. This allows for smaller incisions and custom sizing while in place.

Saline implants are more prone to rippling, and most people feel they don’t have the same feel as natural breast tissue. If a saline implant ruptures, the body absorbs the saline solution, but the side that ruptures will instantly return to its pre-implant size, requiring either removal of the non-ruptured implant or replacement surgery for both.

There are many decisions involved with breast augmentation. But be sure that Dr. Kayastha, a board-certified plastic Surgeon located in Albany, NY, will help guide you through each one, ensuring you’re pleased with each choice. Contact us today for an informative consultation.

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.