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Breast augmentation is considered to be one of the most popular of the many cosmetic surgery options today. Before you consider this breast implant surgery in Brentwood, California, here are a few things that may be helpful to know about breast implants.

1. Saline or Silicone: Which is the Best Option?

Breast implant patients can choose between either saline or silicone implants for their cosmetic surgery. Silicone had a 10 year ban, but is now approved by the FDA. This breast implant still has its drawbacks though, including the fact that many surgeons lack experience using this type in augmentation surgery due to the ban. Even though the silicone implants do look better than saline implants, saline breast implants have the major advantage of being safer as the body will naturally absorb the saline solution if ruptured.

2. Everyone has a Different Shape and Size

Breast implants come in a variety of sizes, shapes and volumes. From round and contoured shapes to textured and smooth breast implants, your plastic surgeon can discuss the different sized and shaped breast implants he can use for your cosmetic surgery and help you decide what’s best for you.

3. Silicone Gets FDA Approval

Research over a 10 year period has shown that silicone is safe to use in breast implant surgery. In 2006, the FDA lifted the ban on silicone breast implants and they are now approved for use in cosmetic surgeries for women over the age of 22.

4. Where’s the Incision Scar?

Since most women choose breast implants for cosmetic reasons, plastic surgeons always try to make the incisions as inconspicuous as possible. Often the cosmetic surgeon will choose the nipple, crease between the breast and chest, armpit, or the belly button so that they any scars which may appear after the surgery will be hidden.

5. All Surgery has Risks

Breast augmentation involves certain risks, as does any other type of operation. Although not common, breast implant patients are at risk of developing complications after surgery, including toxic shock syndrome, necrosis, hematoma and an increased risk of infection.

If you are interested in having breast implants, you should discuss any concerns or questions with Dr. Moulton-Barrett.