Saline implants are a silicone shell filled with saltwater that are FDA approved for women 18 years old or older. This type of implant is inserted into a smaller incision and precisely filled after placement to ensure a symmetrical, round and beautiful shape.
Saline-filled implants can have less of a natural feel and move less naturally than silicone implants. However, in the rare case that a saline implant ruptures, it is immediately noticeable as the implant will deflate, and the saline is harmless.
These well-known and popular implants are silicone shells containing a viscous silicone gel that looks and feels most like actual breast tissue and retains a natural shape and bounce. With silicone implants, patients can select which level of silicone gel viscosity and shape they prefer. “Gummy bear” is one popular form of silicone implant and achieves the plumpest, most natural look.
Gummy Bear Implants
FDA-approved for women over 22, Gummy Bear implants are made with cohesive silicone gel shaped into a teardrop. These implants realistically mimic the form and feel of natural breasts and can provide a larger cup size that retains the natural breast contours. Gummy Bear implants typically leave the patient with less scar tissue and have a reduced risk of rippling, folding or rupture when compared with other types of implants, but you will need to undergo regular medical screenings to ensure that your implants haven’t migrated or leaked. MRIs are recommended every 3 years following your procedure.
During your consultation with Dr. Anthony, you can discuss your options for which type and size of implant you desire, and you will be able to test different-sized implants to see how they look and feel on your body, including the shape, profile from the side and overall effect on your physique.