South Coast Specialty has the finest board certified plastic surgeons in Southern California. Where you go to obtain plastic surgery matters; our doctors are not only hugely skilled and experienced practitioners, they are compassionate and sensitive care providers who understand the difficulties surrounding plastic surgery.
We perform many different cosmetic procedures, but breast augmentation is one of the most common. Our patients choose from saline, silicone, or cohesive silicone (“gummy bear”) breast implants. Let’s take a look at silicone implants.
About Silicone Implants
Silicone is the preferred filler for a majority of patients. While all implants consist of an elastomer silicone shell, silicone breast implants are filled with a viscous silicone gel. Silicone gel has the same consistency and texture as human fat, making it a suitable choice for breast implant surgery.
Most silicone implants have at least 3 shell layers surrounding the gel to create a safe, leak-free implant. The extra layers of silicone shell can make the implant feel slightly firmer than other implants, but silicone implants still have a natural feel that many patients prefer. During your consultations, your surgeon will help you determine which type is best for you.
How it works-
Because silicone breast implants come prefilled, the surgeon makes a slightly longer incision than with saline implants.
The surgeon makes the incision under the arms or breasts or around the nipples based on your body and the size of the implant. From there, he places the breast implant into a pocket below or above the chest muscle and closes the incision.
The surgery does require some down time, and your surgeon will help you prepare a post-op routine to ensure a quick recovery and healing process.
South Coast Specialty is home to a group of skilled and experienced healthcare providers. We have consultants on hand to help you decide whether silicone implants are right for you and guide you through every step of the process, from pre-op preparation to post-op care.
If you have any questions about silicone implants or need help determining which options are in your best interest, click free consultantion or call 800-578-8521 today.