SILICONE GEL IMPLANTS


The Composition of Breast Implants - Explore Plastic Surgery

Silicone Gel Implants

The available implants for breast augmentation are almost silicone gels, defined as silicone shells filled with a plastic gel (silicone). The outer surface of silicone gel implants can be classified into 2 types:

  1. Textured breast implants: The rough surface of textured implants allows them to adhere to surrounding tissue, which makes them less likely to become repositioned in the implant pocket.
  2. Smooth breast implants: Smooth breast implants provide soft feeling. They can move around with the breast implant pocket, allowing more natural movement.

In addition, several shapes are available e.g. round implants and teardrop implants. Size and breast projection can be also individually customized. Due to the advancements in technology, silicone gel implants have improved quality and durability. Having new silicone implants every 5 or 10 years is not necessarily required. Owning to the superior advantages of textured breast implants, it has gained popularity among Thai women.  Some researches indicate that textured implants have been shown benefits to reduce the risk of scar formation and its rough surface enables them to adhere to surrounding tissue, leading to less chances of being repositioned. Different brands might exhibit a wide range of quality and surface characteristics ranging from microtextured implants to micro-Nano textured implants. More importantly, the selection of appropriate and safe silicone gel implants must be instructed by highly experienced and well-train plastic surgeons. After breast augmentation, regular breast check-up is highly advised.

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