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.
Dr. Nicholas Howland is highly dedicated to providing superior patient care at Premier Plastic Surgery's plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic services center in Draper, UT. Dr. Howland sets himself apart from traditional plastic surgery practices, offering custom-tailored surgical and non-surgical plans for your aesthetic and medical needs. Contact us today to set up your initial consultation.