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Home Breast Enhancements What Type of Breast Implants Are Available at Emmett Plastic Surgery?

November 15, 2019

| emmett plastic surgeryWomen who are self-conscious about the size of their breasts are often interested in learning more about breast augmentation procedures. A breast augmentation allows women to increase their breast size with the use of specialized implants. At Emmett Plastic Surgery, patients of the greater Denver, CO area who are interested in implants can learn about the two varieties available at our practice, including saline implants and silicone implants.

What are saline implants?

A saline breast implant is one that contains sterilized salt water. In the event the implant leaks or ruptures, the body will naturally absorb the saline without any harmful effects. This type of implant is not filled prior to insertion. Instead, the shell is put in place and then filled with saline solution to increase the breast size.

What are silicone implants?

Another option for patients to consider is the silicone implant. These implants are made with a silicone gel inside that will self-bind in the event of a leak or rupture. This keeps the silicone from spreading elsewhere in the body. Silicone breast implants also feel more like a solid, giving a natural look and feel to the breasts. The realistic contouring effect achieved with this type of implant makes it the most desirable choice for our patients. The silicone implant is also filled prior to insertion, unlike the saline implants.

Which type of implant is right for me?

There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of implant, so it may be daunting for patients to know which one to choose for the results they desire. Dr. Jennifer Emmett will consult with patients to help them make a knowledgeable decision as to which implant is best for their needs. This consultation appointment and initial evaluation can help patients feel comfortable in the choice they have made and feel confident in the results achieved.

Emmett Plastic Surgery offers breast augmentation procedures

If you are considering the benefits of a breast augmentation, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with Dr. Jennifer Emmett and her team of professionals in Lone Tree, CO. Our practice is located at 10450 Park Meadows Drive in Suite 100 and continues to provide exceptional care for new and existing patients.