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Which Breast Implant Type Looks and Feels Natural?

By: Dr. Chet Mays


Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure involving inserting breast implants to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts. Women seeking breast augmentation typically desire natural-looking results that feel comfortable and proportionate to their bodies. One of the most critical factors that affect the natural appearance and feel of breast implants is the type of implant used. Let's discuss which breast implant type looks and feels natural when performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chet Mays at Mays Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Louisville, KY.

Introduction to breast implant types

Breast implants come in various shapes, sizes, and materials. The two main types of breast implants are saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, while silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. Both types of implants have advantages and disadvantages, and the choice of implant depends on the patient's individual needs and preferences. Dr. Mays offers both saline and silicone breast implants at his plastic surgery practice.

Silicone implants for natural results

Women often prefer silicone implants for a more natural look and feel. Silicone implants are made of a cohesive silicone gel that closely mimics the texture and consistency of natural breast tissue. They can also provide a more natural-looking slope and contour to the breast compared to saline implants.

Benefits of silicone implants

One of the biggest benefits of silicone implants is that they are less likely to ripple or wrinkle than saline implants. This is because the silicone gel inside the implant is more cohesive and less likely to shift around. Silicone implants are also less likely to deflate or leak than saline implants. Another advantage of silicone implants is that they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing for more customization and a better fit for each individual patient.

Saline implants for natural results

While silicone implants are often preferred for their natural look and feel, saline implants can also provide natural-looking results when placed by an experienced plastic surgeon. Saline implants can be less expensive than silicone implants and can be adjusted for size during surgery. This can be helpful for women who have asymmetrical breasts or who want to achieve a more precise size and shape.

Benefits of saline implants

One of the benefits of saline implants is that they require a smaller incision than silicone implants. This can result in a smaller scar and quicker recovery time. Saline implants are also entirely filled during surgery, so any leaks or ruptures are almost immediately noticeable. While saline implants are more prone to rippling and wrinkling, they can still provide natural-looking results when placed by a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Mays.

Learn about natural, enhanced breasts

The type of breast implant that looks and feels natural depends on the patient's needs and preferences. At Mays Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Louisville, KY, Dr. Chet Mays offers both silicone and saline implants and will work with each patient to choose the best implant type and size for their body type and aesthetic goals. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule a consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.