When it comes to breast augmentation in Salt Lake City, one of the most important decisions you will make is deciding which type of implant you would like. There is a selection of breast implants used today; read on to learn more about them, and discuss your options with your plastic surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Howland at Howland Plastic Surgery.
Saline implants are made up of a silicone shell filled with a saline solution. These implants are inserted into the body and are then filled, allowing for smaller incisions. These implants are FDA-approved for use in women over the age of 18.
Silicone implants are made up of a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel. There are no known human allergies or sensitivities to silicone gel, making it a safe implant option. Because silicone implants are pre-filled, they require a larger incision to insert them into the breast pocket. These implants are FDA-approved for women 22 years of age and older.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear implants are filled with a cohesive gel, which means that they keep their form, even if a rupture were to occur. These implants also often have a textured shell to help reduce scarring or capsular contracture.
As you can see, there is a selection of breast implants to choose from. During your consultation with Dr. Howland, you will have the chance to discuss your concerns and individual goals to create a unique treatment plan for you. Patients in the Draper, UT area, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.