Beauty, for the longest time, has been evolving. Its meaning and the way we view it has been changing. We also have new and innovative methods of achieving the kind of physical beauty we desire – something that didn’t exist in the past. One such innovative method is augmentation surgery of the breast.
With new technological processes, many other kinds of surgical procedures are being used and improved every day. For instance, instead of implanting foreign material into your body, you can now move excess body fat from other parts of your body and get it inserted on your breasts or any other body parts.
Use Of Breast Implants In Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation is a beauty plastic surgery procedure that has become quite popular with women. When one thinks of having a breast enhancement surgery done, one of the most popular options available is having an implant.
When you decide to have augmentation surgery, you might not be sure which type of implant to have. What it actually means to have a silicone or saline implant procedure done is not clear to many individuals. There exist numerous differences in the particular features of each type of implant…
What Does It Mean To Have A Silicone Breast Implant?
A silicone implant is not a lifetime thing; hence, at some point, it has to be removed since it gets worn out over a certain period of time. It’s an artificial material that is pouch-shaped and designed to fit in a woman’s breast. It’s filled with gel-like content, which when implanted into a woman’s breast gives the breast a natural appearance. The gel is always pre-filled. The estimated time that a woman can have the implant is around 20 years.
Biologically, a woman’s breast growth usually occurs up till they are 18 years. This is why before one can be legally allowed to have such a procedure they have to be at least 22 years old.
The silicone implant also has its disadvantages. For instance, the pain that you feel after the surgery and the cost of having such a surgical operation (normally, health insurers don’t cover such procedures). It’s also not easy to detect if the implant has ruptured.
What Is A Saline Breast Implant?
Unlike the silicone implant, this type of breast implant involves the use of sterile saltwater. The sterile water is normally filled into pouches that are breast-shaped, through a valve. This sterile water is normally filled after inserting an empty pouch.
This type of breast implant also has almost similar disadvantages as the ones related to silicone implants; but once the saline implant ruptures, it’s normally absorbed in the body and does not pose any health problems unlike the silicone implant (once it has leaked or ruptured, then you have to undergo reconstructive surgery to remove the gel and correct the damage that has occurred).