Breast Augmentation: Implants Explained

breast augmentation: implants explained

Has the thought of a boob job ever popped into your head? Well, if it has, you’re definitely not alone. Breast implants have been becoming, in general, increasingly more popular ever since the first breast augmentation surgery occurred, which was, ironically, right after the initial release of Barbie. According to statistics reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the most requested and most popular cosmetic surgery is breast augmentation. You don’t need to be some Hollywood celebrity in order to get a boob job. However, there are many things that you will need to consider before you get one.

As with most things in life, one of the most important steps before deciding to get a boob job is to first do a little bit of research. In the case that a boob job is a realistic possibility for you, you will need to make a lot of choices such as which doctor should you visit, which size should you increase to, etc. In the mix of these important decisions you will need to make, you will also need to choose between getting saline implants or silicone implants. Just as you will get an idea of which doctor you should visit for your boob job, here’s an idea of which implant will best fit you:

What’s the difference between saline and silicone?

When considering a breast augmentation, you will be faced with the silicone vs saline challenge. Saline implants use sterile saline solution, which is basically salt water, to inflate a silicone-based outer shell. Silicone implants, on the other hand, are entirely made of silicone shell. Saline implants are usually said to have a similar feel as a water balloon, whereas silicone implants are said to feel like a gummy bear.