Silicone and Saline Breast Implants Before and After Photos

View breast augmentation before and after pictures with FDA approved saline and silicone breast implants. Before undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, know what sizes, shapes and textures to choose. See how silicone gel implants look in breast lift before and after photos because what’s on the outside depends on what’s put inside. Have a look at the latest MemoryGel silicone implants and the famous Mentor saline breast implants which are FDA approved – filled with sterile saltwater instead of silicone.

Saline or Silicone Breasts

There are two basic kinds of implants you can choose from – silicone gel or saline. Although it was once believed that breast implant surgery using silicone implants could lead to serious health risks for women, and therefore saline became the implant of choice, it has now been proven that silicone-filled shells do not present greater risks.

For example MemoryGel makes one of the FDA approved implants – they are silicone gel-filled shells. Some women choose the saline ones because a saltwater solution is firm yet natural feeling – saline being a natural part of the body.

Breast Implant Differences

Perhaps the biggest difference, to both the patient and breast augmentation surgeon, is that the silicone gel models come with a pre-set volume, which means the amount of gel in the implant is pre-filled and decided in advance, whereas the saline implants allow for adjustments in volume of fluid to be done during the procedure. This offers more flexibility.

You’ll be asked to choose between a smooth or a textured implant shell surface. What’s the difference? Some specialists believe that the textured surface may help reduce what is called capsular contracture. This is the body’s reaction to having a foreign object implanted, whereby the body encapsulated the entity, isolating it from the body.

There’s no conclusive proof that the textured surfaces (versus the smooth ones) actually reduce capsular contracture, however some women prefer the textured implants just in case it makes a slight difference.
The other difference between saline implants and silicone ones is that the surgical procedure for silicone breasts will require a larger incision and the saline ones can be implanted with a slightly smaller opening. Both allow flexibility in terms of where the incisions are made.

Implant Profile Choice

When discussing your options for breast enlargements, your surgeon will allow you to choose a variety of implant profiles. The profile will affect how your boob job will ultimately look. Why? Because there are high and moderate profiles that change the projection or how the breasts fit with your body. To some extent the enhancement chosen will depend on how wide a chest you have and what your overall body type is like.

The Importance of Choosing The Right Breast Enhancement Size

One of the reasons that women need to look at breast implants before and after photos is to decide what size implant to get. It’s one of the major decisions every woman who is about to undergo a breast enlargement procedure must decide.

Guided by the surgeon’s advice, based on the texture and firmness of the natural breast tissue, selecting the best breast size will be less complicated. Even if it might be a woman’s dream to have very large DD silicone breast implants, it may be ill advised if the breast tissue is weak. Extremely large sagging breasts are never more attractive than shapely medium sized ones that are perky and firm. If you choose to have breast augmentation and select implants that are too large, it’s possible that drooping may occur quite quickly. Avoid that by getting natural-looking breast enhancement done, perhaps with a breast lift, that will keep them from sagging.

The Best Breast Augmentation Before After Photos

One of the best online sources for viewing breast implants before and after pics is through Dr Simon Plastic Surgery who has one of the best breast augmentation websites. His patient’s before and after photographs demonstrate a variety of techniques that were used and different sizes and profiles of gel and saline implants. Each of the available breast augmentation pictures comes with an overview of the patient’s body type, the procedure, the placement of incisions, and the type/size of implant.

If you’re looking for a skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Sean Simon is an excellent choice – a specialist in breast augmentation in the Miami area. He’s uniquely qualified being double board certified through both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His specialties include breast augmentation surgery, body sculpting, skin rejuvenation and non-surgical cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Simon’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery clinic is situated on Sunset Drive, Miami, Florida. To view the extensive collection of breast implants before and after pictures you must be over 21. To log into the database of patient breast augmentation photos go to

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