Last year, breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure, and every day, millions of people are discussing the procedure. Whether they’re talking about whether or not Kylie Jenner got breast implants or considering them for themselves, breast augmentation is easily one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. However, there are still many questions circling about the procedure, so today, I’m here to answer the five most common questions that women have about breast augmentation.
How are Saline and Silicone implants different from one another?
Probably the most noticeable difference is that silicone looks and feels more natural than the saline implants because of the silicone gel’s similarity to breast tissue. It is also less likely for silicone to ripple, however, if a saline implant ruptures, it is easily flushed from your body, which is made up of 60% saline anyways, whereas silicone can be hard to remove from your body if an implant ruptures (though the new MemoryShape silicone implants have been shown not to rupture over a six year clinical study). Overall, especially with the new advances, silicone implants are the more popular decision and have improved immensely in safety which has made them the more common choice over the cheaper saline implants.
Do implants cause interference with mammograms?
There is not necessarily any interference caused by implants, though you may need more x-rays in order to see around the implant.
Can I get stretch marks from breast implants?
Breast implants are not known to cause stretch marks, though if you are choosing one of the larger sizes, it is a possibility depending on your skin.
Will the implants cause my breasts to sag over time?
Actually, unlike your own natural breast tissue, breast implants are highly unlikely to sag!
How long will it take to recover from a breast augmentation procedure?
Depending on the patient, recovery time can take between 5 days and 3 weeks based on whether the implant is placed above or below the muscle, size of the implant, and whether the patient has a sedentary or active job.
With the introduction of the new MemoryShape implants, we expect an increase in the popularity of breast augmentation procedures and we want all our patients to have the confidence and comfort in making an informed decision. If you have any more questions, call New Jersey Plastic Surgery today for a consultation with our world class surgeons.