Breast augmentation surgery continues to be the most cosmetic surgical procedure. More than 330,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed last year alone, according to recent data shared by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Even with so many implant options the silicone breast implant remains popular.
In the six short years since silicone implants were reapproved by the FDA, silicone is the number one once again, according to recent surveys. Of the over 330,000 breast augmentation procedures, silicone implants were used in 72% of procedures. What is the major deciding factor for women in choosing silicone implants over saline or water implants? Silicone implants are more similar to natural breast tissue than the others.
Now, with the recent approval of new cohesive gel silicone (or “gummy bear”) implants, women have choices between the type of silicone implants they want as well. In addition to the traditional silicone implants, cohesive gel implants are shaped implants made of a thicker silicone. These “gummy bear” implants provide a firmer breast implant than their traditional counterpart, but they do require special care when placing them; given their shape and precise fit.
When it comes to cosmetic surgery, the number one goal is patient satisfaction and the best way to achieve this is through natural looking results. Silicone implants are one of the best options when it comes to breast augmentation results that look and feel natural.
If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of women who are considering a breast augmentation surgery, familiarizing yourself with your options, such as silicone implants, prior to your consultation will ensure an open, informed dialogue between you and Dr. Pinsky. Understanding your choices is the best way to make sure you are happy with the final results of your breast augmentation surgery.