For the modern woman seeking to appear more feminine and to her enhance feminine appeal, full and properly shaped breasts may have a large role in her body image. However, not every woman has perfect breasts. Plastic surgery or a technique called breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty involves inserting artificial implants into the breast tissues to increase the size, manage the shape, and lift the embonpoint.
Plastic surgery has paved the way to improve the breast appearance and scoped the technique of augmentation mammoplasty to increase size, maintain proper shape and symmetry, and to rebuild tissues damaged due to surgery such as that for breast cancer treatment. Many kinds of medical devices are used in plastic surgery for mammoplasty augmentation. Silicone and saline are two elementary types used in this enhancing or shaping procedure.
There are two primary types of implants used in augmentation or the plastic surgery of breasts. Saline implants contain a saline solution held within a strong silicone elastomer shell, while silicone implants contain viscous silicone gel held within a strong silicone elastomer shell. Silicone implants have had five generations, with the most modern version being the semisolid silicone gel implant. Apart from these two, some alternative breast augmentation devices are also used in plastic surgery, though their use is less prevalent.
Pros and Cons of Saline
In case of any rupture in a saline implant, the body can easily absorb and safely remove any saline solution, as it is similar to body fluids. This is the greatest benefit of a saline implant. Amongst other pros, the safety record of past plastic surgeries using saline makes these medical devices a better choice in augmentation mammoplasty. However, the cons include their ability to rupture faster than the silicone gel implants. In addition, they may not feel as natural as the other ones do.
Pros and Cons of Silicone
Most plastic surgeries for breast enhancement use silicone implants for insertion because of their safe history and because they are available in various shapes. These implants have a soft and natural feel, which makes them the most preferred breast implant type in the plastic surgery. The negative aspect of these in plastic surgery of breasts is that a silicone gel device has a higher risk of leakage of cancer-causing agents.
Finally, you can choose whether silicone or saline devices are best for plastic surgery or augmentation mammoplasty after considering their pros and cons.
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