Why do women want to go under the knife and try out breast augmentation? Some feel they do not have the confidence anymore to confront people and they want to get back their self- esteem. With breast augmentation often self-worth is restored by a more positive self-image. Having a breast augmentation procedure does not only increase the size of breasts, but contributes to better self-esteems by providing women with confidence that they lacked prior to a breast enhancement, plastic surgery procedure.
Saline breast implants are made of a silastic shell which is essentially solid silicone. The saline implants can be inserted through small incisions as they are placed in the prepared surgical pocket deflated and rolled-up into a narrow cylinder. After the implant is in the appropriate space under your breast or pectoralis muscle, your doctor inflates your implant with sterile saline or salt water. When they rupture, you will typically know immediately and your body harmlessly absorbs all of the leaking saline. Because of its shape and the consistency of saline, saline breast implants feel can feel like water balloons and do not have the ‘gummy” or fatty feels of real breasts.
After halting the sale of older silicone implant styles in 1992 due to safety concerns, the FDA approved the use of a new generation of silicone gel implants in 2006 after extensive research and clinical testing. Silicone implants are particularly good for women who do not have much soft tissue coverage, offering a more natural, softer feel that is closer to natural breast tissue. While saline implants are filled post-implantation, silicone gel implants come from the manufacturer pre-filled. The silicone gel in modern silicone implants is a thick, semi-cohesive substance that has the consistency of a gummy bear candy.