Why More Women Prefer Silicone Breast Implants

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and Nearby Nevada

Posted: May 23, 2022

Woman holding a breast implantImplants are used to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. You can choose between saline or silicone implants to customize your breast augmentation procedure and achieve your desired results. However, silicone implants are the most popular choice among patients in the United States. This type of implant was used in 84% of all breast augmentations in 2020.

Benefits of Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone implants have a lot of things going for them. These silicone shells filled with silicone gel:

  • Look natural: Silicone implants have a lower risk of causing visible rippling beneath your skin. This concern is particularly applicable to women who are thin or have less natural breast tissue. These implants are also thought to move around more in the breast pocket.
     
  • Feel natural: Many patients decide to get silicone implants based solely on how their material feels. They have a thick gel filling that closely resembles real breast tissue. Silicone implants feel much more natural than implants containing sterile saltwater.
     
  • Maintain their shape: Saline implants deflate when they wear out or fail. If that happens, the shape and size of your breast will visibly change, and noticeable asymmetry may be present. Generally, silicone holds its shape even in the event of a rupture. Highly-cohesive silicone implants, or gummy bear implants, do this best.

For all of their advantages, silicone implants also come with some unique considerations. As you read above, their cohesive material won’t deflate, which makes ruptures harder to detect. They also tend to cost more than their saline counterparts. However, they are still more popular.

Learn Which Implants Are Right for You

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Miller can help you find your perfect breast implants. He regularly performs breast augmentation procedures for satisfied patients across Nevada.

Call 702-369-1001 today to schedule your complimentary breast augmentation consultation. Our practice happily serves Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and other nearby areas.

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