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What You’ll Need to Know to Pick Your Second Breast Implants

woman in red shirtAlthough breast implants can last for years before needing to be replaced, they aren’t designed to be lifetime devices*. Whether due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding or significant weight loss, there are lots of reasons why a breast implant revision could be necessary.

The good news, though, is that breast revision surgery can be a great opportunity to update your implants. Take a look at some of the most common types of breast implants to choose from, as well as some tips for choosing your new size.


Saline vs. Silicone

The two primary types of breast implants are saline and silicone, although there are a few different types of silicone implants as well.

Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution after the silicone outer shell is placed inside the breast pocket. Silicone implants, on the other hand, consist of a pre-filled inner silicone gel.

If saline implants rupture, they generally immediately deflate. Silicone implants usually require an MRI to detect a rupture.

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy bear implants are a type of silicone implant that utilizes a special form-stable gel that is designed to hold its sloped, teardrop shape, even in the event of a rupture*.

Breast Implant Size

No matter which type of breast implant you choose, you may want to pick a slightly different size for your breast revision procedure than you had before. Perhaps you no longer want the dramatic look of very large implants. If this is the case, choosing a smaller implant could help you to get the subtler, more modest look you want*.

Updating your implant size can be a great way to personalize your breast augmentation to fit your changing preferences and lifestyle habits.


*This information is for education only and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.


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What You'll Need to Know to Pick Your Second Breast Implants
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Not sure what the difference is between various types of breast implants? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Campanile of Denver, Colorado explains.
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