What are the different implant types, what do they mean, and what is best for me?
If you’re considering undergoing a breast augmentation, you’ve likely heard about the different types of implants available, and are likely confused as to what is best for you in the short and long-term. With the help of skilled practitioners such as Dr. Richardson this choice is made easier, however for those simply skimming the surface of online resources, it can be overwhelming to say the least. Dr. Richardson is committed to providing everyone with transparent, honest, and thorough guidance to assist them in making the best decision to suit their own aesthetic and lifestyle goals. If you have any questions about the information disclosed in this post, or would like to meet with Dr. Richardson to discuss your options, we would love to hear from you.
What are the different types of breast implants?
The two main implant types offered in Australia are silicone and saline implants. While silicone is more commonly used, saline also has its benefits. It is important to remember that different implants can give a different appearance, so what works for one patient, may not work for the next. The decision of implant type is specific to you, and a decision that is made through cooperation with your experienced surgeon, and extensive consideration of your lifestyle and desired look.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are less commonly used in Australia, but offer several benefits. Despite popular belief, these implants are safe to use. Leakage is a commonly cited risk, however in the rare instance that leakages do occur, the saline (sterile salt water) contents is naturally absorbed into the body, preventing scarring or infection. Saline implants give an even and natural shape that is smooth to the touch and non-irritating.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants are the most common implant of choice, and are made from silicone gel, sized to specific proportions. The manifest benefit of silicone implants is that there is no major risk of leakage or breakage. Silicone implants are formulated to uphold their shape for years without sagging or shrinking. Like saline, silicone is flexible and soft to the touch, giving your breasts a natural shape and feel.
How do I determine the shape and placement of my implants?
It is clear that both implant types have their benefits, and ultimately, the decision is one that must be made with the help of expert opinion and guidance. In terms of shape and placement, this is once again dependent on each individual, and Dr. Richardson will tailor his technique, the implant size and shape, and overall approach to the procedure according to your own desires and concerns. This will all be discussed at your consultation that can be booked through the BPCS website or by contacting our offices.
Why should I choose Dr Richardson?
More than an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr Richardson is a professional, and trusted practitioner who operates with empathy and integrity. With the help of his nurses, he provides all patients with the most comfortable, trustworthy, and stress-free journey to their aesthetic goals. From consultation, to surgery, and years down the track, Dr. Richardson is by your side and a phone call away to ensure you are always taken care of. Put your breasts in the expert’s hands today and call Dr Richardson’s office on 07 3268 3774 to schedule your first appointment or contact his office online to learn more about implants.